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.
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:
- Enabling cost-effective support for highly available and performant global-scale services
- Near-Optimal Latency Versus Cost Tradeoffs in Geo-Distributed Storage, NSDI 2020
- Network Error Logging: Client-side measurement of end-to-end web service reliability, NSDI 2020
- Engineering Egress with Edge Fabric: Steering Oceans of Content to the World, SIGCOMM 2017
- CosTLO: Cost-Effective Redundancy for Lower Latency Variance on Cloud Storage Services, NSDI 2015
- SPANStore: Cost-Effective Geo-Replicated Storage Spanning Multiple Cloud Services, SOSP 2013
- Improving the web’s performance
- Rethinking Client-Side Caching for the Mobile Web, HotMobile 2021
- Vroom: Accelerating the Mobile Web with Server-Aided Dependency Resolution, SIGCOMM 2017
- Klotski: Reprioritizing Web Content to Improve User Experience on Mobile Devices, NSDI 2015
More recently, I have been investigating new forms of facilitating and benefiting from information exchange in the following settings: