I work on cloud computing research, particularly on the areas of application characterization, cloud monitoring systems and provisioning variation. I also administer the Cloud computing Lab's webpage and PR activities. My research interests include parallel/distributed computing, parallel algorithms and General purpose Programming on Graphics Processors (GPGPU).


University of Chicago

Ph.D. in Computer Science / 2016 - present

Admitted to the Ph.D. program for Fall 2016.

Carnegie Mellon University

Master of Computational Data Science / 2014 - 2016

Capstone: Evaluation of SciDB for Image Processing Tasks, guided by Prof. Kayvon Fatahalian

IIIT Hyderabad

MS by Research in Computer Science / 2007 - 2010

Thesis: Irregular Algorithms on GPUs, guided by Prof. Kishore Kothapalli and Prof. P.J. Narayanan

University of Calicut

B.Tech. Computer Science / 2003 - 2007


Conference Proceedings

  • M. Suhail Rehman, Jason Boles, Mohammad Hammoud, Majd F. Sakr"A Cloud Computing Course: From Systems to Services" In Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2015), Kansas City, MO, USA, March 2015
  • Mohammad Hammoud, M. Suhail Rehman and Majd F. Sakr "Center-of-Gravity Reduce Task Scheduling to Lower MapReduce Network Traffic". In Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2012), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, June 2012.
  • M. Suhail Rehman, Mohammad Hammoud, Majd F. Sakr, "VOtus: A Flexible And Scalable Monitoring Framework for Virtualized Clusters" (Poster Paper), In Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Science (CloudCom 2011), Athens, Greece, December 2011
  • M. Suhail Rehman, Mohammad Hammoud and Majd F. Sakr, "Multi-Layered Performance Monitoring for Cloud Computing Applications" (Poster), Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum, Doha, Qatar, November 2011,
  • M. Suhail Rehman and Majd F. Sakr, "Teaching the Cloud - Experiences in Designing and Teaching an Undergraduate-Level Course in Cloud Computing at the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar," In Proceedings of  the 2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2011), Amman Jordan, April 2011.
  • Majd F. Sakr, Suhail Rehman, Qutaibah Malluhi, Hussein Alnuweiri, Mazen Saghir, "Qloud: a cloud computing infrastructure for scientific applications," Qatar Foundation, Annual Research Forum 2010, Doha Qatar, December 2010.
  • M. Suhail Rehman, Majd F. Sakr. "Initial Results for Provisioning Variation in Cloud Computing". In Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Science (CloudCom 2010), Indianapolis, December 2010.
  • K. Kothapalli, Rishabh Mukerjee, M. Suhail Rehman, P.J. Narayanan, Kannan Srinathan, Suryakant Patidar. "A Performance Prediction Model for the CUDA GPGPU Platform." 16th Annual International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC). Kochi, India, December 2009.
  •   M.S. Rehman, K. Kothapalli, P.J. Narayanan. "Fast and Scalable List Ranking on the GPU". 23rd International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS). New York, USA, June 2009.
  • Technical Reports

  • Rishabh Mukerjee, M. Suhail Rehman, Kishore Kothapalli, P.J. Narayanan, Kannan Srinathan. "Presenting New speed Records and Constant Time Encryption on the GPU"Technical Report, IIIT Hyderabad. December 2009