Faculty Profile for Dr. Tanzima Islam

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Dr. Tanzima Islam
Assistant Professor — Computer Science
CMAL 211
phone: (512) 245-3409

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I am an Assistant Professor at Texas State University (TXST). Before joining TXST, I was an assistant professor at Western Washington University (2017-2019), and a postdoctoral scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2013-2017). Broadly, I am interested in leveraging data science methodologies to address challenging questions that pertain to extreme-scale computing environments. My research spans fault-tolerance, performance modeling, prediction, and reproducibility for large-scale applications. I earned my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, and B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. My work enables large-scale simulations, often used in different fields such as bioinformatics, earthquake engineering, material science, to leverage the incredible computational capabilities of modern clusters.

Teaching Interests

High Performance Computing, Systems, Compiler Construction, Parallel Computing, fault-tolerance

Research Interests

My research involves both modeling compute performance and designing scalable data movement strategies for large-scale applications in HPC environments. In the short-term, I am interested in leveraging data-driven analysis approach for comparative modeling with a focus on HPC co-design. My long-term research objective revolves around developing software solutions to ensure scalable performance under resilience and power constraints for large-scale systems.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Islam, T. Z., & Phelps, C. (2021). HPC@SCALE: A Hands-on Approach for Training Next-Gen HPC Software Architects.
  • Patki, T., Thiagarajan, J. J., Ayala, A., & Islam, T. Z. (2019). Performance optimality or reproducibility: that is the question (pp. 1--30). ACM/IEEE.
  • Islam, T. Z., Ayala, A., Jensen, Q., & Ibrahim, K. (2019). Toward a Programmable Analysis and Visualization Framework for Interactive Performance Analytics. In International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC) (pp. 70--77). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ProTools49597.2019.00015
  • Thiagarajan, J. J., Anirudh, R., Kailkhura, B., Jain, N., Islam, T. Z., Bhatele, A., … Gamblin, T. (2018). PADDLE: Performance Analysis using a Data-driven Learning Environment (pp. 784--793). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPS.2018.00088
  • Islam, T. Z., Yu, W., Sato, K., Mohror, K., Zhu, Y., Moody, A., & Wang, T. (2017). MetaKV: A Key-Value Store for Metadata Management of Distributed Burst Buffer (pp. 1174–1183). https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPS.2017.39

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: R&D 100, R&D 100 Magazine. November 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Poster Award, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Annual Scholars Poster Symposium. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: LLNL Director’s Science & Technology Award for Excellence in Publication, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. October 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Achievement Award in Scholarly Activities, College of Science and Engineering. August 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Poster Award, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Annual Scholars Poster Symposium. 2015

Selected Grants

  • Fulton, Lawrence V (Principal), Villagran, Melinda Morris (Co-Principal), , Bing Zhou (Co-Principal), Mendez, Francis A (Co-Principal), Ekin, Tahir (Co-Principal), Qasem, Apan Muhammad (Co-Principal), Konur, Dincer (Supporting), Alanis, Emmanuel (Supporting), Zihagh, Fereshteh (Supporting), Dong, Zhijie (Co-Principal), Shen, Xiaoxi (Supporting), De Nadai, Alessandro Stevens (Supporting), Zhu, Ye (Co-Principal), Hewitt, Barbara A (Co-Principal), Valles Molina, Damian (Supporting), White, Alexander (Supporting), Dolezel, Diane M (Supporting), Ioudina, Vera (Supporting), Islam, Tanzima Z (Supporting), Lee, Chul Ho (Supporting), Metsis, Vangelis (Supporting), Moradi, Masoud (Supporting), Gao, Ju (Supporting), Li-Jen, Lester (Supporting), Jones, Dustin (Supporting), Pham, Vung (Supporting), Holt, Melinda (Supporting), Kyung An, Min (Supporting), Islam, ABM (Supporting), Cho, Hyuk (Supporting), Liu, Quigzhoung (Supporting), Liang, Fan (Supporting), Topinka, Joseph Baar (Supporting). The Accelerating Credentials of Purpose and Value for the Texas Innovation Corridor (TIC) Consortium Grant, THECB, State, $1450000. (Submitted: November 2021, Funded: February 2022 - October 2022). Grant.
  • Islam, Tanzima Z (Co-Principal). Scientific Data Visualization course development, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Western Washington University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $12000. (Funded: 2018). Grant.
  • Islam, Tanzima Z (Principal). veritas for Understanding Performance Evolution during Code Development, Linking Ex-ploratory Application Research to Next-gen Development, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $200000. (Funded: 2016). Grant.
  • Islam, Tanzima Z (Other), Yeom, Jae-Seung (Principal). ICE4HPC: Towards the Intelligent Center for HPC, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, $750000. (Submitted: July 2022, Funded: October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2025). Grant.
  • Islam, Tanzima Z (Co-Principal), Pouchard, Line (Principal), Nicolae, Bogdan (Co-Principal). Scalable Metadata And Provenance Services for Reproducible Hybrid Workflows, Department of Energy, Federal, $2430000. (Submitted: July 2022, Funded: September 15, 2022 - September 14, 2025). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Board of Directors
Bangladeshi Women in Computer Science and Engineering
2014-Present
Reviewer / Referee
DOE SciDAC Proposal Reviewer Panel
May 1, 2021-2021
Coordinator / Organizer
International Workshop on Big Data Computation, Analysis & Applications (BDCAA)
2019-2021
Attendee / Participant
NSF OAC Proposal Review Panel
2020-2020
Attendee / Participant
NSF SHF Proposal Review Panel
2020-2020