My name is Saman Ashkiani and I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis.

I finished my Bachelors of Science in 2011, in Electrical Engineering at the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. I became a Ph.D. student in September 2011 at the University of California, Davis. I began my studies on communication systems and wireless sensor networks. In 2013, I became interested in distributed systems and parallel algorithms, and ever since I am working with Prof. John Owens on using Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) for general-purpose parallel algorithms.

Research Interests:

I have had a great opportunity to work with Prof. Owens on several exciting projects. My research interests are:


  1. Saman Ashkiani, Andrew Davidson, Ulrich Meyer, John D. Owens, GPU Multisplit, submitted to ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing, Special Issue: Invited papers from PPoPP 2016.
  2. Saman Ashkiani, Andrew Davidson, Ulrich Meyer, John D. Owens, GPU Multisplit, Proceedings of the 21st ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP 2016)
  3. Saman Ashkiani, Nina Amenta, John D. Owens, Parallel Aproaches to the String matching Problem on the GPU, Proceedings of the 28th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA 2016)
  4. Saman Ashkiani, Anna Scaglione, Pulse Coupled Discrete Oscillators Dynamics for Network Scheduling, the 50th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton 2012)
  5. Saman Ashkiani, Massoud Babaie-Zadeh, Christian Jutten, Error Correction via Smoothed L0-norm recovery, Statistical Signal Processing workshop (SSP 2011)
  6. Andrea Rueetschi, Saman Ashkiani, Anna Scaglione, On Scheduling Without a Master Clock: Coupled Oscillator Time Division Multiplexing, 45th Asilomar Conference on Signal, Systems and Computers (Asilomar 2012)
  7. Saman Ashkiani, Anna Scaglione, Discrete Dithered Desynchronization, arXiv preprint arXiv:1210.2122, 2012.