I am a 4th year B.S. Computer Science student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating in 2014. I am also an active researcher (since February 2011) at the SAND (Systems, Algorithms, Networking, and Data) Lab, headed and advised by Professor Ben Y. Zhao and Professor Heather Zheng.
In the summer of 2013 I worked as an intern on the Engineering Analytics team at the enterprise cloud storage company Box. During my stay I researched, developed, and deployed the first data mining tools, libraries, and Hadoop jobs (via Scoobi). I also provided assistance in championing Scala development and best practices across the backend engineering team.
My interests tend to span the following areas:
In my research I focus on the last of these - querying and modeling of static and dynamic graph topologies. Typically the graphs I focus on are those found in online social networks (OSNs).
To bring my ideas to life I turn to functional programming. I have been programming in Scala for a while, and have been known to dabble with languages such as Idris, Elm, and Haskell.