To students: I am constantly looking for motivated Ph.D. and master students to work with me on research. Please feel free to reach out with your CV if you are interested.
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 interests are in distributed computer and telecommunications systems, networks, and services, focusing on edge computing, cloud computing, machine learning, and relevant applications such as network security, intelligent transportation, virtual reality, and social networks. Through the mathematics of optimization, control, learning, and economics, I design, analyze, and experiment with algorithms that have theoretical foundations and practical implications to solve a range of real-world problems such as resource allocation, service placement, job scheduling, content caching, energy saving, mobility management, and incentive mechanisms. I am also interested in system design and implementation. I publish papers 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.