I am a Research Scientist at VMware Research. My research interests lie at the intersection of systems and algorithms. I design and build theoretically well-founded data structures for big data problems in computational biology, storage, and streaming.
Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Computer Science Department at Berkeley Lab working with Prof. Aydin Buluc and Prof. Katherine Yelick. Prior to that, I spent one year as a Postdoc Associate at the School of Computer Science 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.
PhD in Computer Science, 2018
Stony Brook University