Nodir Kodirov

CS grad seminar series

I run seminars from Fall 2013 to Fall 2015. It has been running since 2007, where grad student give a hands-on seminar about tools useful for both classes and research. Some examples are LaTex, R language, Python, version control software (i.e., Git, CVS, SVN), Perl, CUDA and etc. See details for the current list of talks.


The Un-Distinguished Lecture Series at UBC CS is great Friday social for grad students. We talk about everything, except our own research. Here is the list of talks I gave (in reverse chronological order).

Facts about (human) babies

In this talk, I shared many interesting facts I’ve learned during 2 months of fatherhood. Some of the questions I covered are as following: are more babies born at daytime or nighttime? Why peak months for births change with latitude? Did you know the first few breaths after birth are the most difficult breaths baby will take for the rest of her life as baby’s lungs, which were filled with fluid during pregnancy, must suddenly fill with oxygen from the air? We talked about a lot more other stuff; it was fun [pdf].

Space commercialization and more

This talk is about advances on Space exploration when commercial companies catalyze it’s development. I’ll start with recent news on popular media about Lunar, Martian and galactic space missions. Then move on topics about space commercialization and all exciting progress coming from it [pdf].


International Student Welcome 2014

I volunteered to be part of a warm welcome to a new UBC international students. I led the "Housing, Transit, Social" session to share my experience of on/off-campus housing, public transit, getting a driving license, and car sharing services in Vancouver. Talk covered everything I learned since I moved to Vancouver a year ago. It was 10 mins presentation and 15 mins Q&A. Repeated three times for three different groups. Lot's of talking, thirsty, exhausted ... and fun! Such orientation was super useful for myself when I moved to UBC. It feels better as I returned a favor :-) Slides are available in original MS Power Point format.

Older news

  • June 26, 2018: Was awarded a student travel grant to attend ANCS'18. Thanks, ACM SIGCOMM!
  • June 8, 2018: Our poster on VNF Chain Abstraction for Cloud Service Providers is also accepted to ANCS'18!
  • May 17, 2018: Our paper on VNF chain scheduling at data center scale is accepted to ANCS'18!
  • Apr. 30, 2018: Passed my proposal and became a PhD candidate. It definitely feels one step closer :-)
  • Aug. 5, 2017: Visiting IJCAI'17 in Melbourne? Make sure to join NetSolver presentation on Tues. (22nd) 4:30pm!
  • May 12, 2017: I presented poster on applying NetSolver on VDC allocation at ICICS-ECE-IEEE Workshop on IoT.
  • Apr. 23, 2017: Our work on applying NetSolver on Virtual Data Center (VDC) allocation is accepted at IJCAI'17.
  • May 1, 2016: The recording of our Austin talk is up. Watch the performance of the world's smallest private cloud!
  • Mar. 7, 2016: Our work on OpenStack workload measurement is to be presented in Austin Summit!
  • Oct. 6, 2015: I will join OpenStack Summit in Tokyo. Thanks, OpenStack, for a student support!
  • Aug. 26, 2015: ZeroStack is out of stealth! I will also join VMWorld 2015 with a great team. Meet us at booth #401!
  • May 25, 2015: I started my internship at ZeroStack. Excited make my first internship as the first intern!
  • May 9, 2015: I will join OpenStack Summit in Vancouver. Thanks, OpenStack, for a student support!
  • Jan. 20, 2015: I was awarded the Four Year Doctoral Fellowship to support my PhD. Thanks, UBC!
  • Dec. 13, 2014: I joined Kubernetes workshop in Vancouver, and finished fun project!
  • Sep. 18, 2014: I have successfully passed RPE and became a PhD student!
  • Sep. 10, 2014: I was awarded a student travel grant to attend OSDI'14 conference. Thanks, USENIX!
  • Aug. 30, 2014: I was awarded a student travel grant to attend ACM IMC'14 conference. Thanks, ACM!
  • Mar. 9, 2014: I was awarded a student travel grant to attend NSDI'14 conference. Thanks, USENIX!