Dr. Kamal obtained her Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 2013 and 2005, respectively. She is also a LUMS alumna and graduated at the top of her M.Sc. class. She completed her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore. Her area of research is High Performance Computing (HPC) and she works on developing systems and techniques that improve the performance, scalability and programmability of parallel computing systems. She aims to design and implement systems that have an impact in the HPC community and significantly contribute to the body of knowledge and the development of the country as a whole. Her research on Fine-Grain MPI (FG-MPI) was implemented with the view to enable technology transfer and it has been released as an open-source project. Her work on FG-MPI is well recognized in the MPI community and has received strong support from MPI experts at the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and the Parallel Computing Lab at Intel Corporation. She has worked with LUMS as a Teaching Fellow from 2000 to 2003 & 2005 to 2007. Prior to joining LUMS again, she was working with the University of British Columbia as Mitacs-Intel Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
Her research interests include: