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Dipl.-Inform. Qais Noorshams


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Chair Prof. Reussner
Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Building 50.34
Am Fasanengarten 5
D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Room 326

Office Hours: Make an appointment via email.

Research Interests

  • Software Performance Engineering
  • Modeling and Analysis of Virtualized Storage Systems
  • Component-Based Software Engineering and Software Architectures


  • Publications are listed on a separate page.

Functions and Memberships

  • Descartes Research Group
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  • Informatics Innovation Center (IIC)
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  • SPEC Research Group
    Elected Release Manager
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Awards and Recognitions

  • Qais Noorshams. SPECtacular Award 2012 for outstanding service as Release Manager of the SPEC Research Group, awarded by SPEC.
  • Ralf Reussner, Michael Kuperberg, Qais Noorshams, Johannes Stammel. "Best Practical Course Award" for the course "Performance von Anwendungen auf Cloud-Großrechner IBM z10" (as voted by students during the teaching evaluation) taught during summer term 2011, awarded by the KIT.
  • Qais Noorshams. Certificate of Recognition for the diploma thesis "Focusing the optimization of software architecture models using non-functional requirements", awarded by the ObjektForum Karlsruhe.
  • Qais Noorshams. Best Computer Science Graduate (among the top 10%) of the year 2010/2011, awarded by the KIT.
  • Qais Noorshams. Best Computer Science Intermediate Graduate (among the top 10%) of the year 2007/2008, awarded by the KIT.


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Selected Reviewer Activities

  • Program Committee Member of the ACM/SPEC Int. Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE), Industry Track, 2014
  • The Computer Journal, Oxford University Press, 2012
  • International ACM Sigsoft Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE), 2014
  • IEEE Int. Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2014
  • ACM/IEEE Int. Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), 2013
  • Int. Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC), 2013
  • Int. Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2013
  • ACM Int. SIGMETRICS/Performance Conference, 2012
  • ACM/SPEC Int. Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE), 2012 – 2013
  • Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture & European Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA/ECSA), 2012
  • ACM SIGSOFT Int. Conference on Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA), 2012
  • European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW), 2013


Currently, I am supervising the Diploma Thesis of Safa Omri, working title Automated Selection and Tuning of Statistical Regression Techniques for Goal-driven Creation of Predictive Models .

Supervised Theses (in cooperation with IBM R&D, Germany):

[1] Kiana Rostami, Modellierung von Performanzinterferenz datenintensiver Anwendungen in virtualisierten Umgebungen am Beispiel IBM System z. Diploma thesis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 2014.

[2] Roland Reeb, Modellierung von virtualisierten Speicher-Systemen mit dem Palladio Component Model. Bachelor's thesis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 2014.

[3] Axel Busch, Workload Characterization for I/O Performance Analysis on IBM System z. Master's thesis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 2013.

[4] Kiana Rostami, Performance-Vorhersage von virtualisiertem Storage mit Warteschlangennetzen. Study thesis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 2012.

[5] Dominik Bruhn, Modeling and Experimental Analysis of Virtualized Storage Performance using IBM System z as Example. Diploma thesis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 2012.


I am/was involved in supervising students during multiple practical courses and seminars between the summer term 2011 and the current winter term 2013/14. The practical courses and seminar are/were, among others:

  • Practical Course Qualität von Anwendungen auf Cloud-Großrechner IBM z10
  • Practical Course Software Quality Engineering mit Eclipse
  • Seminar Qualität virtualisierter Ressourcen
  • Seminar Betriebliche Unternehmenssoftware und IBM System z

Open Theses

Analyzing Performance Interference of Data-Intensive Applications in Virtualized Environments

The goal of this thesis is to analyze the performance influence of data-intensive workloads running in virtual machines and to create a generic storage performance analysis model.[more]

By:Qais Noorshams

Open Student Researcher Jobs

Studentische Hilfskraft am Informatics Innovation Center

Das IIC bietet verschiedene spannende Aufgaben, z.B. Programmieraufgaben, Web-Design- Möglichkeiten oder technische Arbeiten, rund um IBM System z, Java, z/OS und mehr.[more]

By:Qais Noorshams


For further or similar theses and jobs, please contact me via email.

Short Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Since Jan 2011 Researcher and Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Informatics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Oct 2005 - Nov 2010 Studies of Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany


Last update: April 14, 2014