Gloire Rubambiza | [CV]
I am a second year CS Ph.D. student at Cornell University, co-advised by Hakim Weatherspoon and Nicki Dell. Before joining Cornell, I received a B.S. in Computer Science at Grand Valley State University (GVSU).
My research interests lie at the intersection of
Systems & Networking and
Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD).
Broadly, I am interested in developing technologies for populations traditionally under-served by
Computer Science research.
Currently, I am working on two projects: (1) the first distributed, partition-tolerant log for emergency first responders (Vegvisir), and (2) leveraging Microsoft's FarmBeats IoT platform to make IoT sensing and data analytics accessible and financially profitable for smallholder farmers in the U.S.
In the past, with funding from the McNair Scholars and Leadership Alliance programs, I conducted research ranging from new algorithms to improve African Internet traffic routing to detecting the failure of submarine Internet cables using available bandwidth and packet routing.
Kolbeinn Karlsson, Danny Adams, Gloire Rubambiza, Zangyueyang Xian, Robbert van Renesse, Hakim Weatherspoon, and Stephen Wicker, "Untethered: Deployable Blockchains for IoT Environments", In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC '18), Carlsbad, CA, October 2018
Gloire Rubambiza, Jerry Scripps, "Improving African Internet through Maximization of Node Centrality", McNair Scholars Journal, Vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 41-45, 2016.
In the Media
Oct 2019: Featured on the Cornell CIS 20th Anniversary video
June 2018: Featured on the GVSU Website
Aug 2017: Featured in the Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine
June 2017: Feature on my undergraduate research and community service
June 2014: Featured on WOODTV8's Grads with Grit Series
Select Posters and Invited Talks
I am always keen to disseminate my research to interdisplinary audiences. Feel free to reach out if my research is fitting for your upcoming event.
Sept 2019: Invited talk at the Life Sciences Lecture Series at Cornell | Ithaca, NY
Aug 2019: Poster at The Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School | Saarbrücken, Germany
July 2019: Poster at the Public Safety Communications Research: Stakeholder Meeting | Chicago, IL
Oct 2018: Poster at the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC '18) | Carlsbad, CA
Panels, Mentoring and Service
I actively use my research and background as platforms not only to serve my community, but also to inspire future Computer Scientists that, like myself, "do not fit the mold".
Aug 2019: Representative at The Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School | Saarbrücken, Germany
June 2019: Graduate Panelist at the SoNIC Summer Research Workshop at Cornell | Ithaca, NY
Apr 2019: Graduate Panelist at the Underrepresented Minorities in Computing General Body Meeting | Ithaca, NY
Jan 2019: Student Achievement Coach at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center | Ithaca, NY
Oct 2018: Graduate Panelist at the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Graduate Application Panel | Ithaca, NY