Hi, my name is Ben Berg.
I’m a sixth year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where I’m advised by Mor Harchol-Balter.
I was a recipient of the Facebook Graduate Fellowship.
Here are links to online copies of my publications as well as my CV.
In general, I am interested in using performance modeling to make better resource allocation decisions in computer systems. I mainly focus on scheduling parallelizable jobs, where one must decide how to allocate cores or servers among parallelizable jobs. I also work on caching, where one must decide how to best allocate cache space when admitting or evicting objects.