Resume and Curriculum Vitae

Stanislav Rost


Interests
  • Mobile computing and mobile social networks.
  • Wireless sensor networks and peer-to-peer systems.
  • Streaming and spatiotemporal databases.
  • Multi-core server architectures and parallel programming.
Professional Experience MIT, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Boston, MA, USA.

Research Assistant, September 2001-

Research assistant in the Networks and Mobile Systems group of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Co-developed XStream, a high-performance streaming database engine. Developed and evaluated a novel failure detection system for wireless sensor networks. Worked on wireless group communication protocols, sensor networking platforms, and efficient high-concurrency data structures for massively multicore architectures.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Boxborough, MA, USA.
Software Engineer, Fall 2009

Developed, evaluated and optimized a Marquardt-Levenberg non-linear optimization package for graphics cards using OpenCL.  Worked on generalized Map-Reduce implementation.  Helped Q&A an OpenCL stack and an OpenCL profiler.

Guavus, Boston, MA, USA and Gurgaon/New Delhi, Haryana, India.
Vice President of Engineering, September 2005- December 2006

Helped found the network traffic analysis-based security startup, participating in many aspects of company development. Designed the initial version of the NetReflex product/platform, including technical specification, platform design, and UI design. Interviewed dozens of job applicants. Hired and supervised a team of seven software developers in progressing toward the product alpha.  Developed a high-performance NetFlow packet processing and storage engine and its interface to multiple database backends.

Intel Research, Berkeley, CA, USA.
Research Intern, June – August 2004

Worked on wireless sensor network platforms development (TinyOS) and failure detection in large-scale sensor networks. Earned the top
intern commendation.

Maged & Rost P.C., Attorneys at Law, Burlington, MA, USA.
Technology Consultant
, September 2001-

Deployed and maintained the computing infrastructure, including business process software backend. Developed a dynamic corporate website with custom features, including UI and business logic elements.

Boston University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Boston, MA, USA.
Web Developer/Database Administrator, September 1997- May 1999

Created a dynamic, database-backed website to serve seven universities on a $1.2m research grant. Developed, from scratch, a full-featured Content Management System for storing, searching and sharing research ideas and publications. Developed a document repository and indexing engine, a full-text search engine with boolean logic, a calendar of events with attendee invitations, a custom permissions system, remote administration facilities, automatic integrity and error tracking, a file submission and management system, and a standards-compliant bibliography data generator.

Academic Experience MIT, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Boston, MA, USA.
Lecturer, “Android Mobile Platform,” Summer 2009

Prepared and conducted an extended workshop on the application and systems development on the Android platform for the engineers at Quanta in Taiwan. As part of MIT/Quanta Colloquium and MIT faculty visit.

Teaching Fellow, “Computer Systems Engineering,” Spring 2005

Assisted in teaching the discussion sections, graded homeworks and quizzes.  Took charge of the course website and other logistics.

Boston University Computer Science Department, Boston, MA, USA.
Research Assistant, September 2000- December 2002

Conducted research on OS-kernel level support for servers delivering bulk erasure-encoded content. Worked on collaborative methods of peer-to-peer delivery for bulk content.

Primary Lecturer, “Introduction to Computers,” Spring 2001.

Taught a class of ~80 students. Developed and administered my own course curriculum, resentation materials, homeworks and tests.
Supervised teaching fellows leading discussion sections.

Teaching Assistant, “Introduction to Databases”, Fall 2000.
Teaching Assistant, “Computer Networks”, Spring 2000.
Teaching Assistant, “Computer Graphics”, Fall 1999.

Held office and laboratory hours, answering students’ questions. Graded problem sets, tests and projects. Developed course material, including project code and an extensive suite of automated grading tools.

Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

Ph. D., Computer Science,  (currently on leave)
Advisors: Hari Balakrishnan, Samuel Madden

Classes:
Computer Networks (H. Balakrishnan), Theory of Computation (M. Sipser), Embodied Intelligence (R. Brooks), Techniques in Artitificial Intelligence (L. Kaelbling)

GPA: 4.6/5.0

Sloan School of Management
Minor Concentration

Classes:
New Enterprises (N. Afeyan), Software Business (M. Cusumano)

GPA: 5.0/5.0

Boston University Computer Science Department, Boston, MA, USA

M.A., Computer Science, May 2001

Project topic: “Optimizing Server Architectures For Delivery of Erasure Encoded Content”
Advisor: John W. Byers

B.A., Computer Science, May 2001
Summa Cum Laude, GPA: 3.86/4.0

Classes: the entire departmental graduate curriculum. Including: Operating Systems, Advanced Topics in Operating Systems, Computer
Networks, Large-Scale Network Systems, Complexity Theory, Artificial Intelligence, Image and Video Processing, Software Engineering.

Carman-Ainsworth High School, Flint, MI, USA.
High School Diploma, May 1996. Highest Honors, top 1% of class.

Crimean Junior Academy of Sciences, Simferopol, Ukraine, USSR.  Member of the Academy Computer Science Division, 1989-1993.  Advisor: Dr. Alexander Lebedkin.

Refereed Publications XStream: A Signal-Oriented Data Stream Management System

L. Girod, Y. Mei, R. Newton, S. Rost, A.Thiagarajan, H. Balakrishnan, S. Madden.  In IEEE International Conference of Data Engineering (ICDE), April 2008.

The Case for a Signal-Oriented Data Stream Management System

L. Girod, Y. Mei, R. Newton, S. Rost, A. Thiagarajan, H. Balakrishnan, S. Madden.  In Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR), January 2007.

Memento: A Health Monitoring System for Sensor Networks

Stanislav Rost, Hari Balakrishnan.  In IEEE Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), September 2006.

Informed Content Delivery Across Adaptive Overlay Networks

John Byers, Jeffrey Considine, Michael Mitzenmacher, Stanislav Rost.  In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, April 2004.

Informed Content Delivery Across Adaptive Overlay Networks

John Byers, Jeffrey Considine, Michael Mitzenmacher, Stanislav Rost.  In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2002.

The Cyclone Server Architecture: Streamlining Delivery of Popular Content

Stanislav Rost, John Byers, Azer Bestavros.  In Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Web Caching and Content Distribution (WCW).

Talks and Poster Presentations XStream: A Signal-Oriented Data Stream
Management System
IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Cancun, Mexico, April 2007.

Memento: A Health Monitoring System for Sensor Networks”  IEEE Conference on Sensor, Mesh, and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), San Diego, CA, June 2007.

Failure Detection and Monitoring of Wireless Sensor Networks,” poster presentation.  Intel Research Expo, October 2004.

Wireless Sensor Networks: Overview and Deployment Issues,” invited talk.  Nokia Research Center, Mountain View, CA, USA, August 2004.

Lobcast: Reliable Content Dissemination in Sensor Networks,” poster and demo presentation.  ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys), November 2003.

Lobcast: Reliable Content Dissemination in Sensor Networks,” poster and demo presentation.  Symposium on Operating System Principles (SOSP), October 2003.

The Cyclone Server Architecture”  Sixth Int’l Workshop on Web Caching and Content Distribution,  Boston, MA, USA, June 2001.

Service I have reviewed publications for the following conferences and journals:

SenSys 2008
INFOCOM 2007
IPSN 2006
SIGMOD 2006
VLDB Journal 2005
EmNets 2005
NSDI 2005
ASPLOS 2004
USENIX 2004
HotNets 2004
MobiSys 2004
ComCom 2002

Honors and Awards NTT Scholarship, MIT (2001)

Achievement award, Boston University (2000)

Dean’s List Honors (1996-2000)

3rd place, ACM Regional High School
Programming Competition
(team event) (1996)

The Big Nine Competition: 2nd place in
Calculus
(1996), 3rd place in Trigonometry (1995)

2nd place, Computer Science Division, 47th
International Science and Engineering Fair
(1996)

National Taiwan Science Education Centre Award (1996)

2nd place, Michigan State Science Fair (1996)

2nd place, Flint Area Science Fair (1994,
1996)

State of Michigan Competitive Scholarship for Academic Achievement
(1996)

Extra Curricular North Shore Competitive Comedy Team, 2001
Co-founder, co-director, script writer, actor
Organized the youth of the Lynn/Swampscott area to participate in the quarter-finals of the American league competition.

Boston University Competitive Comedy Team, 1998-2000
Actor, script writer

Participated in nationwide comedy team competitions. Our team won second place in national competition in 1998, and became American league champions in 2000.

Boston University Computer Graphics Group (BUGG),
1997-1998
Vice President

Led the development of a game project,  “Millennium’s End.” Conducted a series of lectures and hands-on workshops educating members about computer programming, computer graphics, computer-aided design methods and the latest industry trends.

Biographic Citizenship status: US.
References Avaliable upon request.