Alexandra (Sasha) Fedorova

Alexandra Fedorova

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Research focus:

Computers are vital to our lives. They are becoming more powerful, more complex and use more and more energy. Alexandra Fedorova’s research focuses on making computers easier to use and reducing the energy required to operate them. Her focus is on designing software that is smart in the way it uses memory, processors and other hardware. She emphasizes maintaining an uncomplicated software design that is user-friendly.

Prior to UBC:

Alexandra received her PhD from Harvard in 2006. From 2003-2006, she also interned at Sun Microsystems Labs, now Oracle and continues to collaborate with Oracle to date. From 2006-2015, Alexandra was an Assistant and then Associate professor at SFU. She is delighted to have joined UBC in July 2015. 


Alexandra is the recipient of the Anita Borg Early Career Award and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. 

Personal interests:

Alexandra loves to dance ballet and rides her bicycle to work every day, even in the rain. 

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