Zuhair Yarub Khayyat

PhD Students


I am a bilingual (Arabic/English) Saudi with a PhD degree in Computer Science. My main experience is focused on problem solving and algorithm development for processing large data in distributed environments. I am a reliable team player with a methodological mindset with the ability to utilize unconventional, out of the box, solutions. The result of my work has been recognized and published in several high-end worldwide conferences while one of my developed projects is being evaluated for a commercial opportunity. Currently in the job market for a research position.

Research Interests

  • Big Data Management
  • Parallel and distributed data processing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Graph Analytics

Research Projects:
  • Rheem: 
  • BigDansing: (distributed NADEEF):
  • Mizan:

Selected Publications

  • Divy Agrawal, Lamine Ba, Laure Berti-Equille, Sanjay Chawla, Ahmed Elmagarmid, Hossam Hammady, Yasser Idris, Zoi Kaoudi, Zuhair Khayyat, Sebastian Kruse, Mourad Ouzzani, Paolo Papotti, Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz, Nan Tang, Mohammed J. Zaki. Rheem: Enabling Multi-Platform Task Execution. SIGMOD Conference 2016. (Demo Paper)
  • Zuhair Khayyat, William Lucia, Meghna Singh, Mourad Ouzzani, Paolo Papotti, Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz, Nan Tang, Panos Kalnis: Lightning Fast and Space Efficient Inequality Joins. PVLDB 8(13): 2074-2085 (2015).
  • Zuhair Khayyat, Ihab F. Ilyas, Alekh Jindal, Samuel Madden, Mourad Ouzzani, Paolo Papotti, Jorge-Arnulfo Quiané-Ruiz, Nan Tang, Si Yin: BigDansing: A System for Big Data Cleansing. SIGMOD Conference 2015: 1215-1230.
  • Zuhair Khayyat, Karim Awara, Amani Alonazi, Hani Jamjoom, Dan Williams, Panos Kalnis: Mizan: a system for dynamic load balancing in large-scale graph processing. EuroSys 2013: 169-182


  • 2011: Master’s Degree Computer Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • 2008: B.S Degree Computer Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • External reviewer for reputable conferences: SIGMOD, VLDB, EuroSys, ICDE, WWW and KDD
  • Mentoring master and Phd students