To students: I have multiple open positions and am looking for Ph.D. and master students for edge AI and edge security research. Feel free to reach out if you are interested.
I am an assistant professor and a Ripple Fellow at the Department of Computer and Information Science in 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.
I work on the provisioning and orchestration of distributed computer and telecommunications systems, networks, and services, spanning edge computing, cloud computing, machine learning, network security, and a diversity of applications, including intelligent transportation, virtual reality, and social networks. Centering on the mathematics of optimization, control, learning, and mechanism design, I design algorithms to solve a variety of problems, such as resource allocation, service placement, training control, job scheduling, content caching, energy saving, mobility management, and economic incentives. I am also interested in building systems. I publish my research in journals such as ToN, TPDS, JSAC, and TMC, and in conferences such as INFOCOM, MOBIHOC, ICNP, ICDCS, SECON, and IPDPS.
I am a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. 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, and IWQoS. I have also served as the program chair of multiple workshops, including the IEEE Global Internet Symposium, in conjunction with INFOCOM and ICDCS and as a guest editor of JSAC.
Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapour, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this. All our dignity consists then in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill. Let us endeavour then to think well; this is the principle of morality.