Ɖorđe Popović graduated from CMU-Q in 2022.
Ɖorđe Popović graduated from CMU-Q in 2022.

Computer science grad presents honors research at IEEE

A graduate from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, presented his research at the 13the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science in Bangkok, Thailand. Ɖorđe Popović completed his bachelor’s degree in computer science in May 2022.

The conference attracts researchers, engineers, and students from the field of cloud computing and is co-sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Accepted papers, including Popović’s, are also published in the conference proceedings.

Popović conducted the research as part of his senior honors thesis, along with advisors Khaled Harras, area head and teaching professor of computer science, and Hend Gedawy, postdoctoral associate. 

“Doing this project in my senior year was eye-opening for me,” said Popović. “I realized how much I enjoy doing research, and I am now planning to do a PhD so I can pursue research as my career.”

Harras, who is also the area head of computer science at CMU-Q, said: “Ɖorđe was an exceptional student, and he embraced the research opportunities at CMU-Q. I am very pleased to see his work recognized at an international level so early in his research career.” 

Titled “FedTeams: Towards trust-based and resource-aware federated learning,” the project developed a method of distributing computing tasks and resources that optimizes efficiency and preserves data privacy. The team’s findings have several potential real-world applications, particularly in areas such as finance and health care where data privacy is critical.


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