• Ghadeer Alabandi

    Ph.D. Student at Texas State University


I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Texas State University. I am currently a researcher in the Efficient Computing Laboratory (ECL) and a Doctoral Teaching Assistant. My research focuses on the parallelization of complex graph analytics algorithms, high-performance computing, GPU computing, and code optimization.



  • CIVIC (verification of irregular parallel programs)


  • Graph Coloring (CUDA)
  • Detecting Inequity in Social Networks (CUDA)
  • Community Detection (CUDA)
  • Maximal Independent Sets (OpenMP)
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2018 – Present
  • Texas State University – San Marcos

  • Master of Science in Computer Science, 2017
  • Texas State University – San Marcos

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Open University



  • Alabandi, Ghadeer, Evan Powers, and Martin Burtscher. “Increasing the Parallelism of Graph Coloring via Shortcutting.” In Proceedings of the 25th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming, pp. 262-275. February 2020. [code][pdf]
  • Alabandi, Ghadeer, Jelena Tešić, Lucas Rusnak, and Martin Burtscher. “Discovering and Balancing Fundamental Cycles in Large Signed Graphs.” In Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. November 2021. [code][pdf]


  • Alabandi, Ghadeer, and Martin Burtscher. "Improving the speed and quality of parallel graph coloring." ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing 9.3 (2022): 1-35.[code][pdf]
  • Software Engineer Ph.D. intern, May 2022 – Aug 2022

    Uber – San Francisco, California

    • Rider promo discount optimization
  • Software Engineer Ph.D. intern, May 2021 – Aug 2021

    Uber – San Francisco, California

    • Implemented Profile-guided optimizations framework for Go compiler
  • Doctoral Teaching Assistant (Course Instructor), Aug 2020 – Present

    Texas State University – San Marcos, Texas

    • Teaching Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Doctoral Instructional Assistant (Teaching Assistant), Sep 2018 – May 2020

    Texas State University – San Marcos, Texas

    • TA for Parallel Programming and Parallel Processing

gaa54 @ txstate.edu