Publications

Silvia Figueira's Publications

  1. A Framework for Detecting Injected Influence Attacks on Microblog Websites Using Change Detection Techniques
    Vishnu Pendyala, Yuhong Li, Silvia Figueira
    Elsevier's Development Engineering, August 2018.

  2. Lesson Planner for Rural Nepal
    Roshan Ramankutty, Kate Lassalle-Klein, Elise Herrmannsfeldt, Suparna Jasuja, Skip Stritter, David Sowerwine,
    IEEE GHTC - Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 2018. (to appear)

  3. HedhiHelp - A Health Education App for Girls in Rural Kenya
    Arbelina Bebla, Mira Diwan, Elizabeth Smith, Michele Parker, Sarah Pagnani, Kelsey Pasco, Sarek Sotelo Jimenez, Brandon Smith, Kitty Kenyon, Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE GHTC - Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 2018. (to appear)

  4. Urinalysis Screening for Rural Communities
    Dana Bren-Cardali, Lilian Dao, Jeff Destruel, Ryan Fernandez, Unyoung Kim, Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE GHTC - Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 2018. (to appear)

  5. SCAN - Automatizing Libraries in African Villages
    Matthew Johnson, Jose Santillan, Michael Walsh, and Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE GHTC - Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 2017.

  6. Automated Medical Diagnosis from Clinical Big Data
    Vishnu Pendyala and Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE Big Data Services, April 2017.

  7. Compressing SMS Messages for Lowering Communication Costs in Rural Africa,
    Roshan Ramankutty and Silvia Figueira,
    ACM DEV, Symposium on Computing for Development, November 2016.

  8. Housing4All, Helping the Housing Process in Silicon Valley,
    Jack Cooper, Christian Hunter, Rushil Mehra, Rishabh Meswani, Pranad Reddy, Daniel Lewis, and Silvia Figueira,
    ACM DEV, Symposium on Computing for Development, November 2016.

  9. ClickHealth, an App to Provide Info on Healthcare to the Homeless,
    Erin Song, Puja Maheshwari, Daniel Lewis, Silvia Figueira,
    ACM DEV, Symposium on Computing for Development, November 2016.

  10. MUMS - Mobile Urinalysis for Maternal Screening,
    Joseph Neumeyer, Jacob Prince, Amy Miller, Blair Koeneman, Silvia Figueria, Unyoung Kim,
    IEEE GHTC - Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 2016.

  11. Low-Cost Electrocardiogram Device for Preventative Health Care in Rural Populations of Developing Countries,
    J.P. Ertola, Silvia Figueira, Meghan Carlsen, Uma Palaniappan, and Kelsey Rondini,
    IEEE GHTC - Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 2016.

  12. Towards Efficient Resource Provisioning in MapReduce,
    Peter P Nghiem and Silvia M Figueira,
    Elsevier JPDC, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing,
    Special Issue on Energy Efficient Multi-Core and Many-Core Systems, Part I, September 2016.

  13. Text for a Ride, in Uganda,
    S. Figueira, M. Brew, B. Larsen, P. Joginipally, S. Chandrashekarappa, and T. Van Herweg
    ACM DEV, Symposium on Computing for Development, December 2015.

  14. Towards A Truthful World Wide Web,
    Vishnu Pendyala and Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE GHTC - Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 2015.

  15. Leveraging Existing Tools to Help Social Enterprises, a Case Study,
    Nagasushma Devarapalli and Silvia Figueira,
    Presented at HumTech, May 20015.
    Published in Elsevier's Procedia Engineering, 2015.

  16. Empowering the Underserved, One App at a Time,
    Silvia Figueira,
    ACM DEV, Symposium on Computing for Development, December 2014.

  17. Practicing Sustainability in Organizations,
    Nagasushma Devarapalli and Silvia Figueira,
    International Green Computing Conference, Workshop on Work-in-Progress in Green Computing, November 2014.

  18. Youth StreetConnect -- Helping Homeless Young Women,
    Silvia Figueira, Kelsey Dedoshka, Katie Le, Kaitlin Kirasich, and Deb Levine,
    IEEE GHTC - Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 2014.

  19. HearThat? - An app for diagnosing hearing loss,
    Silvia Figueira, Kevin Nguyen, and Shweta Panditrao,
    IEEE GHTC - Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 2014.

  20. Hack for the Homeless: A Humanitarian Technology Hackathon,
    Natalie Linnell, Silvia Figueira, Neil Chintala, Lauren Falzarano, and Vincente Ciancio,
    IEEE GHTC - Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 2014.

  21. Affordable, Sensitive, Point-Of-Care Bacterial Detection through Paper-Based Device for Resource Limited Settings,
    Unyoung Kim, William Leineweber, Mallory Williams, Jesus Gonzales, Jonathan Sotelo, Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Healthcare Innovation & Point-of-Care Technologies (Poster Session),
    October 2014.

  22. Attracting a New Generation of Students to Computing,
    Daniel Lewis and Silvia Figueira,
    CCSC-NW 2014 and The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, October 2014,

  23. StreetConnect - SMS Announcements for Homeless People,
    Silvia Figueira, Natalie Linnell, and Nicholas Fong,
    IEEE GHTC - Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 2013.

  24. Electrochemical Detection of Arsenic via a Microfluidic Sensor and Mobile Interface towards Affordable, Rapid, and Point-of-Use Water Monitoring,
    Unyoung Kim, Benjamin Demaree, Jessica VanderGiessen, Mary Reynolds, Kyle Perricone, John Seubert, Zuhayr Elahi, Sonny Gandhi, Shoba Krishnan, Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE HealthCom, October 2013.

  25. Rapid, Affordable, and Point-of-Care Water Monitoring via a Microfluidic DNA Sensor and a Mobile Interface for Global Health,
    Unyoung Kim, Sarah Ghanbari, Anusha Ravikumar, John Seubert, Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE JTEHM -- Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine,
    September 2013.

  26. Detection of Bacterial Pathogens through Microfluidic DNA Sensors and Mobile Interface toward Rapid, Affordable, and Point-of-Care Water Monitoring,
    Unyoung Kim, Anusha Ravikumar, John Seubert, Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies,
    January 2013.

  27. A Performance Estimation Model for GPU-based systems,
    Joseph Issa and Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE ACTEA, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications,
    December 2012.

  28. Graphics Processor Performance Analysis for 3D applications,
    Joseph Issa and Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE ACTEA, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications,
    December 2012.

  29. Hadoop and Memcached: Performance and Power Characterization and Analysis,
    Joseph Issa and Silvia Figueira,
    Springer's Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications,
    July 2012.

  30. An Analysis of Treatment Patterns: A Case Study on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,
    Ching Lien and Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE DMCS -- Workshop on Data Mining Case Studies and Practice Prize, held at ICDM 2011,
    December 2011.

  31. Seamless Cloud Abstraction, Model and Interfaces,
    Masum Z. Hasan, Monique Morrow, Lewis Tucker, Sree Lakshmi D. Gudreddi, Silvia Figueira
    ITU Kaleidoscope,
    December 2011.

  32. Performance and Power-Consumption Analysis of Mobile Internet Devices,
    Joseph Issa and Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE IPCCC - International Performance Computing and Communications Conference,
    November 2011.

  33. TMAPP - Typical Mobile Applications Benchmark,
    Joseph Issa, Quoc Le, Soohong Min, Johann Steinbrecher, Rajesh Turlapati, and
    Silvia Figueira, Joanne Holliday, Weijia Shang, Moanes Iskarous, Dharmesh Jani
    MoBS-7: 7th Workshop on Modeling, Benchmarking, and Simulation, ISCA 2011,
    June 2011.

  34. Multi-Threading on Multi-Core Machines: Performance Gains and Energy Savings,
    Ginger Tseng and Silvia Figueira,
    Computer Measurement Group Conference,
    December 2010.

  35. An Analysis of the Energy Efficiency of Multi-Threading on Multi-Core Machines,
    Ginger Tseng and Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE International Conference on Green Computing, Workshop on Progress in Green Computing,
    August 2010.

  36. Graphics Performance Analyses Using Amdahl's Law Regression Method,
    Joseph Issa and Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE/SCS SPECTS, International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems,
    July 2010.

  37. A Hybrid Algorithm for Lightpath Assignment,
    Neena Kaushik, Silvia Figueira, and Stephen Chiappari,
    Journal of Networks, Academy Publisher,
    Feb 2009.

  38. Storage Space - Advance Reservation and Scheduling,
    Sree Lakshmi D. Gudreddi and Silvia Figueira,
    IEEE International Conference on e-Science, Poster Session,
    December 2008.

  39. Data Replication and the Storage Capacity of Data Grids,
    Silvia Figueira and Tan Trieu,
    HPDGrid - 2nd International Workshop on High-Performance Data Management in Grid Environments,
    June 2008. * Selected to appear in the Springer-Verlag's LNCS.

  40. Resource Co-Allocation Using Advance Reservations with Flexible Time-Windows,
    Neena Kaushik, Silvia Figueira, and Stephen A. Chiappari,
    ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review,
    Volume 35, Issue 3, December 2007.

  41. Efficient Bandwidth Utilization in LambdaGrids Using Pricing Incentives,
    Sumit Naiksatam, Stephen Chiappari, and Silvia Figueira,
    Elsevier's Computer Networks Vol. 51, Issue 12, 3380-3391, August 2007.

  42. Elastic Reservations for Efficient Bandwidth Utilization in LambdaGrids,
    Sumit Naiksatam and Silvia Figueira,
    Elsevier's FGCS - The International Journal of Grid Computing: Theory, Methods and Applications.
    Volume 23, Issue 1, Pages 1-22, January 2007.

  43. Triumph of the Bandwidth Commons: Elastic Reservations,
    Price Incentives, and Request Realignment in LambdaGrids,
    Sumit Naiksatam, Silvia Figueira, and Stephen Chiappari,
    ICST/IEEE GridNets, San Jose, California, October 2006.
    * Selected to appear in the Elsevier's FGCS - The International
    Journal of Grid Computing: Theory, Methods and Applications (fast track).

  44. Flexible Time-Windows for Advance Reservation Scheduling,
    Neena Kaushik, Silvia Figueira, and Stephen Chiappari,
    IEEE MASCOTS, Monterey, September 2006.

  45. Engineering Pricing Incentives for Efficient Bandwidth Utilization in LambdaGrids,
    Sumit Naiksatam, Stephen Chiappari, and Silvia Figueira,
    Create-Net/ICST QShine 2006, Waterloo, Canada, August 2006. * Selected to appear in the Elsevier's Computer Network Journal (fast track).

  46. Retrospective Scheduling of Elastic Bandwidth Reservations in LambdaGrids,
    Sumit Naiksatam and Silvia Figueira,
    IARIA/IEEE ICNS'06, Silicon Valley, July 2006.

  47. CapPlan - A Network Capacity Planning Tool for LambdaGrids,
    Kathleen Ting, Tianen Liu, Linden Tibbets, and Silvia Figueira,
    IARIA/IEEE ICNS'06, Silicon Valley, July 2006.

  48. Flexible Time-Windows for Advance Reservation in LambdaGrids,
    Neena Kaushik, Silvia Figueira, and Stephen Chiappari,
    ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance 2006, Poster Session. (paper) (poster)
    Also in ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, Volume 34 Issue 1, June 2006.

  49. Optimal Partitioning of Nodes to Space-Sharing Parallel Tasks,
    Silvia Figueira,
    Elsevier's Parallel Computing Journal,
    Volume 32, Issue 4, Pages 313-324, April 2006.

  50. Chaos-Theoretic Algorithm for Generating Zipfian File Sizes using Single Intermittency Maps,
    Sumit Naiksatam, Nirdosh Bhatnagar, and Silvia Figueira,
    SCS SpringSim/CNS'06, Alabama, April 2006.

  51. Opportunistic Bandwidth Scheduling in LambdaGrids Using Explicit Control,
    Sumit Naiksatam and Silvia Figueira,
    Create-Net/IEEE GridNets, Boston, October 2005.

  52. Topology-Based Meshes for Local Communication in Data-Parallel Applications,
    Silvia Figueira, Steve Beeby, and Annie Wu,
    IEEE Cluster/HeteroPar, Boston, September 2005.

  53. Topology-Based Hypercube Structures for Global Communication in Heterogeneous Networks,
    Silvia Figueira and Vijay Janapa Reddi,
    ACM/IEEE Euro-Par, Lisbon, Portugal, Aug/Sep 2005.
    Springer-Verlag's LNCS - Euro-Par Proceedings, vol. 3648,
    editors: José C. Cunha and Pedro D. Medeiros, August 2005.

  54. Analyzing the Advance Reservation of Lightpaths in Lambda-Grids,
    Sumit Naiksatam, Silvia Figueira, Stephen A. Chiappari, and Nirdosh Bhatnagar,
    IEEE/ACM CCGRID, Cardiff, UK, May 2005.

  55. A Dynamically Adaptive Hybrid Algorithm for Scheduling Lightpaths in Lambda-Grids,
    Neena R. Kaushik and Silvia M. Figueira,
    IEEE/ACM CCGRID/GAN'05-Workshop on Grid and Advanced Networks, Cardiff, UK, May 2005.

  56. Dynamically Adaptive Binomial Trees for Broadcasting in Heterogeneous Networks of Workstations,
    Silvia M. Figueira and Christine Mendes,
    Springer-Verlag's LNCS - High Performance Computing for Computational Science, vol. 3402,
    editors: Michel Daydé, Jack J. Dongarra, et al, April 2005.

  57. Analyzing a Dynamically Adaptive Hybrid Algorithm for Scheduling Lightpaths in Lambda-Grids,
    Neena R. Kaushik and Silvia M. Figueira,
    SCU COEN Tech Report 2005-03-31A, March 2005.

  58. DWDM-RAM: An Architecture for Data Intensive Services Enabled by Next Generation Dynamic Optical Networks,
    D. B. Hoang, T. Lavian, S. Figueira, J. Mambretti, I. Monga, S. Naiksatam, H. Cohen, D. Cutrell, F. Travostino,
    IEEE GLOBECOM, Workshop on High Performance Global Grid Networks, Dallas, November 2004.

  59. Spanning Trees for Distributed Search in P2P Systems,
    Neena R. Kaushik and Silvia M. Figueira,
    PDCS'04, MIT, Cambridge, November 2004.

  60. Advanced Reservation of Lightpaths in Optical-Network Based Grids,
    S. Figueira, N. Kaushik, S. Naiksatam, S. A. Chiappari, and N. Bhatnagar,
    ICST/IEEE Gridnets, San Jose, October 2004. (talk)

  61. A Platform for Large-Scale Grid Data Service on Dynamic High-Performance Networks,
    T. Lavian, D. Hoang, J. Mambretti, S. Figueira, S. Naiksatam, N. Kaushik, M. Inder, R. Durairaj,
    D. Cutrell, S. Merrill, H. Cohen, P. Daspit, F. Travostino,
    ICST/IEEE Gridnets, San Jose, October 2004.

  62. Modeling Advance Reservation Requests in Optical Network Grids,
    Sumit Naiksatam, Silvia Figueira, Stephen A. Chiappari, and Nirdosh Bhatnagar,
    SCU COEN Tech Report 2004-07-12A, July 2004.

  63. Dynamically Adaptive Binomial Trees for Broadcasting in Heterogeneous Networks of Workstations,
    Silvia M. Figueira and Christine Mendes,
    VECPAR'04, Spain, June 2004.
    * Selected to appear in the Springer-Verlag's LNCS.

  64. DWDM-RAM: Enabling Grid Services with Dynamic Optical Networks,
    S. Figueira, S. Naiksatam, H. Cohen, D. Cutrell, D. Gutierrez, D. B. Hoang, T. Lavian,
    J. Mambretti, S. Merrill, and F. Travostino,
    IEEE/ACM CCGRID/GAN'04 - Workshop on Grid and Advanced Networks, Chicago, April 2004.

  65. CS_Lite: A Lightweight Computational Steering System,
    Silvia M. Figueira and Sonia Bui,
    PDCN'04, Austria, February 2004.

  66. Adaptive Computing on the Grid Using AppLeS,
    F. Berman, R. Wolski, H. Casanova, W. Cirne, H. Dail, M. Faerman, S. Figueira, J. Hayes,
    G. Obertelli, J. Schopf, G. Shao, S. Smallen, N. Spring, A. Su, and D. Zagorodnov,
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, April 2003.

  67. Improving Binomial Trees for Broadcasting in Local Networks of Workstations,
    Silvia M. Figueira,
    VECPAR'02, Portugal, June 2002.

  68. A Slowdown Model for Applications Executing on Time-Shared Clusters of Workstations,
    Silvia M. Figueira and Francine Berman,
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, June 2001.

  69. Allocating Concurrent Parallel Tasks in Parallel Environments,
    Silvia M. Figueira,
    PDCS - Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems Conference, November 2000.

  70. Using a Hypercube Algorithm for Broadcasting in Internet-Based Clusters,
    Silvia M. Figueira,
    International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, June 2000.

  71. Modeling the Slowdown of Data-Parallel Applications
    in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Clusters of Workstations,

    Silvia M. Figueira and Francine Berman,
    IPDPS/HCW'98 - Heterogeneous Computing Workshop, March 98.

  72. Predicting Slowdown for Networked Workstations,
    Silvia M. Figueira and Francine Berman,
    IEEE HPDC - International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing, August 97.

  73. Application-Level Scheduling on Distributed Heterogeneous Networks,
    Francine Berman, Richard Wolski, Silvia Figueira, Jennifer Schopf, and Gary Shao,
    ACM/IEEE Supercomputing'96, November 1996.

  74. Modeling the Effects of Contention on the Performance of Heterogeneous Applications,
    Silvia M. Figueira and Francine Berman,
    IEEE HPDC - International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing, August 96.

  75. Performance Analysis of Parallel Strategies for Localized N-body Solvers,
    Silvia M. Figueira and Scott B. Baden,
    7th SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, February 1995.