Ayesha Afzal

Ayesha Afzal

Short Bio

Ayesha Afzal is a researcher working towards the PhD degree at the professorship for High Performance Computing at Erlangen National High Performance Computing Center (NHR@FAU), Germany. She holds a Master’s degree in Computational Engineering from the Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, followed by a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. Her PhD research lies at the crossroads of analytic performance models, performance tools and parallel simulation frameworks, with a focus on first-principles performance modelling of distributed-memory parallel programs in high-performance computing. She further conducts research in multi-core and parallel architectures, parallel computing and algorithms, parallel programming models, modern C++, and domain-specific languages. Afzal is the recipient of First Place ISC PhD Forum Award 2021 that recognizes the most outstanding PhD work. She is an active speaker at various international events and serves as a reviewer in the Springer LNCS series and other conferences.

Teaching

Supervised Theses

  • Bachelor thesis, 2021: Integration of chip-level performance models into a parallel simulation framework
  • Master thesis, 2019: Development of a benchmark suite for investigating MPI communication behavior

Open Theses

Publications

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2021

2019