Alexandra Fedorova

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Dr. Alexandra Fedorova

Associate Professor
School of Computing Science, SFU
Sloan Research Fellow
Consultant, WiredTiger


Quick facts: I am a co-leader of the Systems Research Group, with Arrvindh Shriraman, and a co-founder of the SyNAr (Systems, Networking and Architecture) lab. Research focus is on system design for multicore processors and parallel computing.

I had the honour of working on my PhD thesis in Computer Science at Harvard (graduated 2006) under the supervision of a great person, scientist and entrepreneur Margo Seltzer and with other great folks like Chris Small, Mike Smith, Mark Moir and his Scalable Synchronization team at Sun (now Oracle).

Huge thanks to Oracle (formerly Sun Microsystems), National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), STMicroelectronics, Google, Research in Motion, Electronic Arts BlackBox, and Intel for supporting our research.

If you are a prospective student or postdoc interested in joining my group, read this info page.


Professional Activities:

  • TOPC, Associate editor (2013-present)
  • USENIX board of directors (2012-2014)
  • Techincal Program committees: SOSP 2015, PLDI 2015, HotOS 2013, HotPar 2012, USENIX 2012, VEE 2012, ASPLOS 2012, HotPar 2011, USENIX 2011, EuroSys 2011, PPoPP 2011, HiPEAC 2011, PACT 2010, HotPar 2010, EuroSys 2010, PESPMA 2009-2010, ASPLOS 2009, HotPar 2009, ACM Operating Systems Review 2009 (Special Issue on the Interaction among the OS, Compilers and Multicore Processors), WIOSCA 2007-2010, MMCS 2008-2010, SPAA 2008.
  • Chairing activities: Chair of Provocative Ideas Session at ASPLOS 2012, Program committee co-chair, HotPar 2009 (with Jim Larus)
  • Other conference organization: HotPar Steering Committee, Local Arrangements Chair for High Performance Graphics 2011 (HPG'11)


In my spare time I am dancing ballet, talking French, skiing, biking or windsurfing in a company of my husband Anton and my lovely baby Naomi. Check out my blog

Contact Information:

Dr. Alexandra Fedorova
School of Computing Science
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6,

Phone: +1 (778) 782-6904
Fax: +1 (778)782-3045