Zhila Nouri is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida. She started her Ph.D. program in 2014. She received her Master’s degree in Software Computer Engineering from the University of Isfahan, Iran, in 2009, and her Bachelor’s degree in Software Computer Engineering from Azad University of Najaf Abad, Iran, in 2006. She worked for five years in different industrial companies before starting her Ph.D. program. Her current research focuses on computing with spatial trees on GPUs. She is working on the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program under the supervision of Dr. Sisinnio Concas.