I am an Assistant Professor in the School of computing at the University of Utah. I co-direct UtahDB Lab. I am also a core member of Utah Center For Data Science.
My goal as a researcher is to advance the theory and practice of resource-efficient data structures and employ them to democratize complex and large-scale data analyses. I work on building tools for large-scale data management problems across computational biology, stream processing, and storage.
Previously, I did a postdoc at UC Berkeley working with Prof. Aydin Buluc and Prof. Katherine Yelick. Prior to that, I spent one year as a Postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University working with Prof. Carl Kingsford. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stony Brook University, and defended my dissertation, Fast and Space-Efficient Maps: Shrinking Big Data Down to Size. At Stony brook University, I was co-advised by Prof. Michael Bender and Prof. Rob Johnson. (Dissertation committee: Mike Ferdman, Rob Patro, Guy Blelloch.)
I love outdoors and occasionally like to scribble my experience in a blog.
I’m looking for self-motivated students. Drop me a note if you want to do cool research, run/hike in the mountains, and enjoy the world famous ski in Salt Lake City.
PhD in Computer Science, 2018
Stony Brook University
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