I am Bilal, a country hopping Ph.D student dealing with distributed systems and cloud computing. I did my Bachelors in Computer Engineering at COMSATS University, Islamabad Pakistan. My Masters in Distributed Computing from UPC, Barcelona and KTH, Stockholm. Currently I am doing my Ph.D in Distributed Computing at UCLouvain, Belgium and IST, Portugal. My research interests include but are not limited to Black-box optimization, Big data frameworks, large-scale distributed systems, cloud computing and machine learning.