Carnegie Mellon University

Mor Harchol-Balter

Mor Harchol-Balter

Professor of Computer Science, School of Computer Science and by Courtesy, Tepper School of Business

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Mor Harchol-Balter is a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. From 2008-2011, she served as the Associate Department Head for Computer Science. Mor received her doctorate from the Computer Science department at the University of California at Berkeley under the direction of Manuel Blum in 1996 and then spent three years at MIT under the NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Mathematical Sciences. She is a recipient of the McCandless Chair, the NSF CAREER award, multiple best paper awards, and several teaching awards, including the Herbert A. Simon Award for Teaching Excellence. Mor is heavily involved in the ACM SIGMETRICS research community, where she served as Technical Program Chair for Sigmetrics 2007 and as General Chair for Sigmetrics 2013. Mor's work focuses on designing new resource allocation policies (load balancing policies, power management policies, and scheduling policies) for server farms and distributed systems in general. She is known for both her work in queueing analysis and in systems implementation. She has co-authored over 100 publications in top journals and conferences, including a textbook, Performance Analysis and Design of Computer Systems , published by Cambridge University Press, 2013, and has given several keynote talks in top conferences. Mor has graduated many PhD students, the majority of whom are now professors in top academic institutions.


Working Papers

  • Priority Pricing in Queues with a Continuous Distribution of Customer Valuations

    (author(s): Mustafa Akan, S Doroudi, Mor Harchol-Balter, J Karp, C Borgs, J Chayes)