LIDS & Stats Tea Talk || Isaac Grosof

Wednesday, March 9
4:00 pm

Zoom: email for link

Speaker: Isaac Grosof

Institution: Carnegie Mellon University

Talk Title: WCFS Queues: A New Analysis Framework

Date: Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Zoom–email for link

Host: Jerrod Wigmore

Abstract: In this talk, I investigate four queueing models that are key to understanding the behavior of modern computing systems. Each was previously considered intractable to analyze. However, we discovered a subtle similarity between these models, which we used to prove the first analytical results for each of the models. Intended for a general CS audience.

Joint work with Mor Harchol-Balter and Alan Scheller-Wolf.

Bio: Isaac Grosof is a fifth-year PhD student in CS at CMU, advised by Mor Harchol-Balter. They work on stochastic scheduling and resource allocation, with a focus on optimal policies. Isaac received the ACM SIGMETRICS 2021 Best Paper Award, the ACM SIGMETRICS 2019 Best Student Paper Award, and the IFIP Performance 2018 Best Student Paper Award.


  • Date: Wednesday, March 9
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: Zoom: email for link