Open Source Research Experience Summer 2021 - Overview & Student Lightning Talk

2021 CROSS Research Symposium Panel Discusion

Session 1: Monday, October 11, 2021, 11:50-12:30

Session 2: Thursday, October 14, 2021, 9:00-9:40

(Symposium Registration required for access to session)



CROSS is pleased to be able to highlight the work of our summer undergraduate students this year at our Symposium.

In this year's 2021 Open Source Research Experience program (June - September) CROSS fellows and collaborators mentored nine summer students supported by Google Summer of Code (GSoC), UC Santa Cruz Baskin Engineering's Fellowship for Anti-Racism Research (FARR), IRIS-HEP, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (part of the Linux Foundation). We thank our sponsors!







    Session 1 (Monday)

  • Photo of Stephanie in black sweather with forrest background

    Chair: Stephanie Lieggi

    CROSS Assistant Director Stephanie Lieggi manages the OSRE program for CROSS. As part of this session, she will provide a short overview of the program and highlight how people can get involved with next year's effort.

  • Students

  • Photo of Eshan in suit, purple shirt and tie

    Eshan Bhargava, UC Santa Cruz graduate / USC graduate student

    Project Title:SkyhookDM: Ability to push back query execution to client in case of overload OSDs

    SkyhookDM allows pushing down compute operations such as selection and projection into the Ceph file system. However, when a large number of clients try to push down computation into OSDs at a time, the CPU and memory pressure of the OSDs may quickly increase, causing run-time side effects such as blocked and slow OSD operations. The goal of this project is to create functionality, such that if there is high CPU and memory pressure in the OSDs, for which they cannot process filters or expressions efficiently, the query execution is pushed back to the client for processing.

  • Shun in white t-shirt on beach

    Shun Kashiwa, UC Santa Cruz

    Project Title: Popper: Translating Popper / Drone Workflows

    Shun Kashiwa is a 4th-year undergraduate student at UC Santa Cruz. Because of his interest in reproducibility from internships and past class projects, he participated in OSRE.

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    Jesse (Jixin) Chen, UC Santa Cruz

    Project Title: Alpine and macOS support for LiveHD

    Project Report

    Jesse is a 4th-year undergraduate computer science student at UC Santa Cruz and an open source enthusiast. During his free time, he maintains open source projects and reviews pull requests in projects for which he has committership. He is a contributor to many open source projects including Linux kernel, Alpine Linux, LineageOS and Node.js. He participate in the Google Summer of Code program to gain insights into academic research and open source involvements here at UC Santa Cruz. 

  • Session 2 (Thursday)

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    Chair: Jayjeet Chakraborty

    Jayjeet Chakraborty was been both an OSRE student and mentor. He first worked with CROSS as a GSoC/OSRE student in 2019 and 2020. In 2021 he was part of the mentoring team for four of our OSRE projects. In today's session, Jayjeet, who recently started as a PhD student at UC Santa Cruz, will talk about his experience as both a student and mentor.

  • Students

  • Mishal Singhai, LNMIIT

    Project title: SkyhookDM - Object Centric Data Storage PDC_CEPH RADOS INTEGRATION

    Project report

  • Yash Jipkate, IIT (BHU), Varanasi

    Project Title: Port wiki to ReadTheDocs or another documentation platform

    Project report

  • Rahul Agarwal, IIT Kharagpur, India

    Project title: Facilitate continuous benchmarking/regression testing for the critical components of SkyhookDM