Hi! My name is Cyril Saade, and I am a first year M.S.E. student at the University of Pennsylvania. My interests lie in the study of Distributed Systems, Cloud Computing, and Network Security. As an engineer, I aspire to invent and create technologies that have the power to make our everyday lives easier.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Boston University. As an Undergraduate student, I had the chance to work at the Performance and Energy Aware Computing Lab, under the supervision of Professor Coskun. My last research project focused on the development of an Open Source Thermal Simulator: HotSpot. My previous project consisted of understanding the thermal and performance of 3D DRAM stacked system, in which I had the opportunity to work on the famous AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Graphical Processing Unit. If you're a gamer, you most probably hate me at this point.

I was born and raised in Paris, France. At the age of 13, I moved to Beirut, Lebanon to continue my High School education where I earned my French Baccalaureate, to later settle in the United States for my undergraduate studies. When I am seperated from my computer, you might see me rocking down the slopes with the one and only former 1988 Lebanese Ski Champion (AKA my mother), or just sipping on a locally brewed beer.

P.S.: I strongly recommend visiting the Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam if you are looking to enjoy the best Heineken in the world (and most probably, the best beer of your life).