Alex JF

Welcome to the newest version of my website!

My name is Alexandre Fonseca and I'm a Computer Science and Engineering student with a great interest in Distributed Computing/Systems.

This site's main purpose is to constitute my personal web presence. Here you will be able to learn who I am, what projects I am/was involved in as well as just check some rambling posts on my blog.

I'm also open to collaboration in new projects, job offers, internship proposals and just about anything. You can reach me using the contact form on this website.

Latest Blog Entries

Latest Projects

  1. An evaluation of the genome alignment landscape.

    This project was created as an assigment for the Implementation of Distributed Systems and Scientific Writing courses during my semester at KTH.

    The aim of this project was to find out just how feasible the distribution of the alignment of genome sequences over several machines is in a world that is still largely dominated by single-machine multiple-core sequence aligners. To that end, we evaluated the performance of 5 different aligners with the same input data, focusing on alignment duration and accuracy.

  2. Datacenter Power-Aware Management Optimization

    This project was created as an assigment for the Computer Networks Optimization course during my 2nd semester at UPC.

    In this project we were tasked with the solving of an Integer Linear Program (ILP) for Datacenter Power-aware Management using existing ILP solvers and heuristic-based solvers we created ourselves.

  3. Evaluation of NoSQL databases for large-scale decentralized microblogging

    This project was created as an assigment for the Decentralized Systems and Cloud Computing courses during my 2nd semester at UPC.

    In this project, we were asked to do something related to decentralized systems and cloud computing. Having recently had an introduction to NoSQL languages, our group decided to make a comparison between Cassandra and Couchbase in the context of a twitter-like application.