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Engin Arslan

Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. Arslan received his Ph.D. in CSE from University at Buffalo, SUNY in 2016, M.S. in CSE from University of Nevada, Reno in 2011 and B.S. in CE from Bogazici University in 2010. He spent one year at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) as a postdoctoral research associate before joining to UNR.

Recent News

  • Aug, 2020: A measurement paper on the latency characteristics of edge and cloud computing is accepted at IEEE Globecom 2020
  • Jul, 2020: Streaming transfer optimization paper is accepted at IEEE Cluster 2020
  • Jan, 2020: RIVA is accepted at IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Sep, 2019: Paper on sample transfer optimization using Deep Neural Network is accepted at INDIS 2019 workshop
  • Aug, 2019: Paper on game theoratical analysis of peer-to-peer storage systems is accepted at CNSM 2019
  • Apr, 2019: Paper on efficient sample transfers using time-series analysis is accepted at System and Network Telemetry and Analytics (SNTA) workshop
  • Mar, 2019: Our work on increasing the resilience of file transfers against silent data corruption is accepted at IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2019
  • Jul, 2020: NSF proposal is awarded with $1M. We will be working on the development of software-driven network infrastructure for wide-area hybrid sensor networks. We are hiring a postdoc and PhD students, please reach out if interested.
  • Jul, 2020: NSF proposal is awarded with $500K. We (together with UB collaborators ) will be working on the application of machine learning to networking problems.
  • Jul, 2020: Received $15K Amazon Web Services (AWS) research grant. Thanks Amazon!
  • Feb, 2019: NSF CRII proposal is awarded with $190K. The focus is applying online convex optimization to data transfer tuning problem in high-performance networks. Thanks NSF!
  • Jul, 2019: Shamminuj Aktar is awarded with Graduate Dean's Fellowship for $35K. Congratulations!
  • Jan, 2019: Received $15K Amazon Web Services (AWS) research grant. Thanks Amazon!
  • Program Committee: IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2020, SNTA 2020, IEEE Cluster 2017-2019, ICPP 2019
  • NSF Review Panelist: 2019,2020
  • May, 2020: Ahmed successfully defended his PhD proposal titled "Fast and Secure Integrity Verification For High-Speed Data Transfers". Congratulations!
  • April, 2020: Davut successfully defended his MS thesis. Congratulations!
  • Jul, 2019: Batyr successfully defended his MS thesis and joined to PhD program of Stenvens Institute of Technology. Congratulations!
  • May, 2019: Bahadir successfully defended his MS thesis and became the first alumni of the lab! Congratulations!


High Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN) Lab

HPCN Lab members are working on projects on modelling, optimization, and fault-tolerance on following areas:

  • High Performance Computing/Networking
  • Cloud/Edge Computing
  • Computer Networks
  • Distributed Systems
  • Storage Systems
If you are interested in joining, please drop me an email with your CV and test scores.


  • Masud Bhuiyan
  • David Gabriel
  • Sarah Cooper
  • Kyle Respicio
  • Carl Montemayor, 2019
  • Davut Ucar, MS, 2020
  • Bahadir Pehlivan, MS, 2019
  • Batyr Charyyev, MS, 2019 (co-advisor Dr. Mehmet Gunes)


Selected Publications

Complete list of publications can be found in Google Scholar
  • Streaming File Transfer Optimization for Distributed Science Workflows
    Davut Ucar and Engin Arslan
    IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster) 2020
  • RIVA: Robust Integrity Verification Algorithm for High-Speed File Transfers
    Batyr Charyyev and Engin Arslan
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) 2020
  • Towards Securing Data Transfers Against Silent Data Corruption
    Batyr Charyyev, Ahmed Alhussen, Hemanta Sapkota, Eric Pouyoul, Mehmet Gunes and Engin Arslan
    IEEE/ACM International Symposium in Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid) 2019.
  • Vivace: Online-Optimizing Congestion Control.
    Mo Dong, Tong Meng, Doron Zarchy, Engin Arslan, Yossi Gilad, Brighten Godfrey, and Michael Schapira
    15th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI'18)
  • High Speed Transfer Optimization Based on Historical Analysis and Real-time Tuning
    Engin Arslan and Tevfik Kosar
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) 2018
  • Big Data Transfer Optimization Through Adaptive Parameter Tuning.
    Engin Arslan, Bahadir A. Pehlivan and Tevfik Kosar
    Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC) 2018
  • Application-Level Optimization of Big Data Transfers Through Pipelining, Parallelism and Concurrency.
    Esma Yildirim, Engin Arslan, Jangyoung Kim and Tevfik Kosar
    IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC) 2016
  • HARP: Predictive Transfer Optimization Based on Historical Analysis and Real-time Probing.
    Engin Arslan, Kemal Guner, Tevfik Kosar
    IEEE/ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (SC) 2016
  • Energy-Aware Data Transfer Algorithms.
    Ismail Alan, Engin Arslan, Tevfik Kosar
    IEEE/ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (SC) 2015
  • Dynamic Protocol Tuning Algorithms for High Performance Data Transfers.
    Engin Arslan, Brandon Ross, Tevfik Kosar
    European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Europar) 2013



Dr Arslan teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in the area of data intensive computing and high performance computing and networking.

CS 491/691 Data Intensive Computing
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This course provides a broad introduction to the fundamentals in data intensive computing and its enabling systems architectures such as MapReduce, Spark, Hbase, and Hive.
CS 791 High Performance Systems and Networking
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This course broadly examines high performance systems and networks. Specifically, it will cover topics on state-of-the art software and hardware tools used in today’s high performance computing clusters to provide extreme scale computing and networking opportunities.


Have questions about my research or how to get involved?

Dr. Engin Arslan
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557