Ahsan Javed Awan is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Fellow at KTH, Sweden and UPC, Spain. He has been working on “Architecture Support for Apache Spark based Big Data Analytics” for the last 4 years. He has previously interned at IBM Research Tokyo, Japan and Recore Systems, Netherlands. He was a visiting researcher at Barcelona Super Computing Center, Spain and also worked as a Lecturer at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. He holds an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree in Embedded Computing Systems from TU Kaiserslautern, Germany, University of Southampton, UK and NTNU, Norway and a B.E degree in Mechatronics Engineering from NUST, Pakistan.