I am an assistant professor and a Ripple Fellow in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon. I used to work as a member of technical staff at Nokia Bell Labs in Dublin, Ireland and also as a researcher at IBM Research in Beijing, China. I received the Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) degree in computer science (Informatik) from the University of Göttingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), Germany.
My research features the utilization of applied mathematics to lead the design and enhance the performance of engineering systems of practical relevance. I research large-scale distributed computer and telecommunication systems, networks, and services, spanning edge/cloud computing, AI/ML computing, 5G/6G networks, network security, intelligent transportation, and social networks, through theories and principles of optimization, control, learning, and economics. My work involves performance modeling, algorithm design, theoretical derivations, and experimental studies for system efficiency, scalability, resilience, and sustainability. I publish papers in journals such as JSAC, TPDS, ToN, and TMC, and in conferences such as INFOCOM, MOBIHOC, ICNP, ICDCS, SECON, and IPDPS.
I am an NSF CAREER awardee. I also received the IEEE LANMAN Best Paper Award in 2013, the Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs UK and Ireland Recognition Award in 2016, the IEEE CNS Best Paper Award in 2019, and the Ripple Faculty Fellowship in 2020. I have been on the technical program committees of many conferences, including INFOCOM (as a distinguished member), MOBIHOC, ICDCS, WWW, and IWQoS. I have served as the program chair of multiple symposiums/workshops with INFOCOM and ICDCS and also as a guest editor of JSAC.