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Brief Bio

I have been a faculty member at Michigan since 2014. Prior to arriving at Michigan, I served on the faculty at UC Riverside for four years.

My research has received the IRTF’s Applied Networking Research Prize twice and led to award papers at OSDI, NSDI, IMC, and IEEE CNS. I have also received multiple Google Faculty Research awards, a NetApp Faculty Fellowship, a Facebook Faculty Award, and an NSF CAREER award.

I am a recipient of Michigan College of Engineering’s Neil Van Eenam Memorial Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Research Overview

My research is broadly in the area of distributed systems. In particular, I view most of my work as enabling systems support for facilitating the exchange of information within human society. Over the last decade, my group has focused on this topic primarily in two settings:

More recently, I have been investigating new forms of facilitating and benefiting from information exchange in the following settings:

  • Sharing human insights inferred from users’ actions (Federated learning, OSDI 2021)
  • Revisiting use of cloud and edge services in manufacturing (Smart manufacturing, HotMobile 2020)
  • Preserving information on the web across generations