University of Washington
Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering
In progress
Advisors: Luis Ceze and Mark Oskin

University of Washington
Masters of Science, Computer Science and Engineering

Columbia University
Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering

Papers & Preprints

Vignette: Perceptual Compression for Video Storage and Processing Systems.
Amrita Mazumdar, Brandon Haynes, Magda Balazinska, Luis Ceze, Alvin Cheung, Mark Oskin.
To appear in SoCC (2019).

Visual Road: A Video Data Management Benchmark.
Brandon Haynes, Amrita Mazumdar, Magda Balazinska, Luis Ceze, Alvin Cheung.
In SIGMOD (2019).
paper (pdf), bibtex

LightDB: A DBMS for Virtual Reality.
Brandon Haynes, Amrita Mazumdar, Armin Alaghi, Magda Balazinska, Luis Ceze, Alvin Cheung.
In VLDB (2018).
paper (pdf), bibtex, code (github)

Application Codesign of Near-Data Processing for Similarity Search.
Vincent T. Lee, Amrita Mazumdar, Carlo C. Del Mundo, Armin Alaghi, Luis Ceze, Mark Oskin.
In IPDPS (2018).
paper (pdf), bibtex

Exploring Computation-Communication Tradeoffs in Camera Systems.
Amrita Mazumdar, Armin Alaghi, Thierry Moreau, Sung Min Kim, Meghan Cowan, Luis Ceze, Mark Oskin, Visvesh Sathe.
In IISWC (2017).
paper (pdf), slides (pdf), bibtex

A Hardware-Friendly Bilateral Solver for Real-Time Virtual Reality Video.
Amrita Mazumdar, Armin Alaghi, Jonathan T. Barron, David Gallup, Luis Ceze, Mark Oskin, Steven M. Seitz.
In HPG (2017).
paper (pdf), slides (pdf), bibtex, code (github), blog post

Principles and Techniques of Schlieren Imaging Systems.
Amrita Mazumdar.
In Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports (2013). , bibtex

Work Experience

Research Intern, Facebook Reality Lab

Research Intern, Oculus Research

ASIC Design Intern, IBM Microelectronics


NCWIT Collegiate Award Finalist (2018)

Madrona Ventures Research Prize Runner-Up (2017)

Google Anita Borg Memorial Fellowship (2014)

CRA-W Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates (DREU) Fellowship (2013)

University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award (2010)


Lucas Cendes
B.S., University of Washington, 2018–2019

Zackery Calipes
B.S., University of Washington, 2018–2019

Beck Pang
B.S., University of Washington, 2015–2016

Yufang Sun
B.S., University of Washington, 2014


Teaching Assistant, University of Washington

  • CSE 351, Winter 2017 (Hardware-Software Interface), with Luis Ceze
  • CSE 548, Winter 2016 (Graduate Computer Architecture), with Mark Oskin

Tutor, University of Washington

  • CSE 351 (The Hardware/Software Interface)
  • CSE 341 (Programming Languages)

Teaching Assistant, Columbia University

Service & Outreach

Review Committees

ASPLOS Shadow PC 2018: Program committee member

Grace Hopper SOL 2016: Program committee member

External Reviews

IEEE Micro 2017

Department Service

University of Washington, Computer Science and Engineering

  • Prospective Student Committee Co-Chair, 2016; Member, 2015–2018
  • TGIF Committee Co-Chair, 2016
  • New Graduate Student Mentor, 2015–2016

Columbia University, Computer Science & Computer Engineering

  • Vice President, Women in Computer Science, 2013–2014
  • Mentor, 2012-2014


Chair, UW CSE Women’s Research Day (2017, 2018, 2019)

Committee, UW CSE Women’s Research Day (2015, 2016)

Mentor, ICRA (2015), Go, Girl Go! Forum

Mentor, Stars Challenge (2014), Code Secrets

Instructor, Iridescent Learning (2012), Technovation Challenge NYC