I am a third year PhD student in the HPCL Group in the Computer and Information Science department at the University of Oregon (Advisor: Dr. Boyana Norris). Prior to joining the UO, I received my Bachelors in Computer Science from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU), Lahore in 2018.

Research Interests

My research is in performance analysis and visualization of High Performance Computing Applications. My work involves profiling large scale distributed system applications using performance analysis tools and visualizing their performance. I have also worked in the domain of Computer Networks, Edge Computing, and Machine Learning.


  • Excited to share that I will be joining Berkeley Lab as an intern this summer (June 2023)
  • Conference paper accepted in ISC 2023 (Feb 2023)
  • Journal paper accepted in Multimedia Tools Application (Jan 2023)
  • Passed my Directed Research Project, the first milestone of the PhD program (Nov 2022)
  • Workshop paper accepted in PDSW 2022
  • Attended SC 2022 as a student volunteer (Nov 2022)
  • Excited to share that I will be joining Berkeley Lab as an intern in summer (June 2022)


  • H. Ather, J. L. Bez, B. Norris, S. Byna. Illuminating the I/O Optimization Path of Scientific Applications. ISC High Performance 2023, Hamburg, Germany
  • A. Wali, A. Lisan, H. Ather, M. Qasim, M.U. Abid. Application in multimedia: from camera to VR. Multimedia Tools Application 2023
  • J. L. Bez, H. Ather, and S. Byna. Drishti: Guiding End-Users in the I/O Optimization Journey. 2022 IEEE/ACM International Parallel Data Systems Workshop (PDSW), Dallas, TX, USA, 2022


  • TA for CIS 212 III: Spring 2021