Eslam Elnikety

 
 

Since Sep. 2011, I am a Ph.D. student at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS) and UdS. I work with Peter Druschel and Deepak Garg in the Distributed Systems group.


I received my B.Sc. in computer engineering from Alexandria University in June 2009, and I finished my Master’s Thesis in computer science at KAUST in Aug. 2011.


I am broadly interested in distributed and operating systems. Currently, I have been focusing on studying and developing techniques to improve the security and accountability of online systems that serve data which are subject to different privacy/access/legal policies.

 

Refereed publications

Light-weight Contexts: An OS Abstraction for Safety and Performance [pdf]

James Litton, Anjo Vahldiek-Oberwagner, Eslam Elnikety, Deepak Garg, Bobby Bhattacharjee, Peter Druschel.

In the proceedings of the 12th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI'16), Savannah, GA, Nov. 2016.


Thoth: Comprehensive Policy Compliance in Data Retrieval Systems [pdf]

Eslam Elnikety, Aastha Mehta, Anjo Vahldiek-Oberwagner, Deepak Garg, Peter Druschel.

In the proceedings of the 25th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security'16), Austin, TX, Aug. 2016.


Guardat: Enforcing data policies at the storage layer [pdf]

Anjo Vahldiek-Oberwagner, Eslam Elnikety, Aastha Mehta, Deepak Garg, Peter Druschel, Ansley Post, Rodrigo Rodrigues, and Johannes Gehrke.

In the proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys'15), Bordeaux, France, Apr. 2015.


iHadoop: Asynchronous Iterations for MapReduce [pdf]

Eslam Elnikety, Tamer Elsayed, and Hany E. Ramadan.

In the proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom’11), Athens, Greece, November 2011.


Unshackle the Cloud! [pdf]

Dan Williams, Eslam Elnikety, Mohamed Eldehiry, Hani Jamjoom, Hai Huang, and Hakim Weatherspoon.

In the proceedings of the 3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud’11), Portland, OR, June 2011.


Non-refereed publications

Guardat: A foundation for policy-protected data [pdf]

Anjo Vahldiek, Eslam Elnikety, Aastha Mehta, Deepak Garg, Peter Druschel, Ansley Post, Rodrigo Rodrigues, and Johannes Gehrke.

Technical Report 2014-002, MPI-SWS, 2014.


Protecting Data Integrity with Storage Leases [pdf]

Anjo Vahldiek, Eslam Elnikety, Ansley Post, Peter Druschel, and Rodrigo Rodrigues.

Technical Report 2011-008, MPI-SWS, 2011.


iHadoop: Asynchronous Iterations Support for MapReduce [pdf]

Eslam Elnikety.

Master's Thesis, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, August 2011.


Posters/WIPs

Qapla: Ensuring policy compliance in database-backed systems [abstract] [poster]

Aastha Mehta, Eslam Elnikety, Deepak Garg, and Peter Druschel.

WIP/Poster Session of the 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'15), Monterey, CA, October 2015.


Thoth: Efficiently Enforcing Data Confidentiality and Integrity in Data Retrieval Systems [abstract] [poster]

Eslam Elnikety, Anjo Vahldiek, Aastha Mehta, Deepak Garg, and Peter Druschel.

WIP/Poster Session of the 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'13), Farmington, PA, November 2013.


Trusted Storage [pdf]

Anjo Vahldiek, Eslam Elnikety, Ansley Post, Peter Druschel, Deepak Garg, Johannes Gehrke, and Rodrigo Rodrigues.

WIP/Poster Session of the 10th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST'12), San Jose, CA, February 2012.