Senior Associate Professor
Research InterestMy general research interests are design, modeling, performance, and security of distributed systems and networks. Much of my research focuses on understanding and improving applications and services, or to help build a better understanding of the underlying fundamentals of different systems. In my research, I often try to empirically or mathematically understand the current state-of-the-art (e.g., through measurements, data mining, data analytics, and mathematical modeling), theoretically and practically determine how to we make things better (e.g., through optimization, careful system design, or use of ML and/or other statistical tools). The research also often includes some form of performance evaluation to help quantify improvements and/or the potential room for further improvements. Some of the main topics that I target at the moment are:
To better understand existing technologies and develop and evaluate new
better technologies, my research includes a combination of analytic
modeling, simulations, measurement-based characterization, system
implementation, as well as real-world experiments. I have a particular
interest in trying to obtain solid fundamental/general
insights towards the best possible performance,
scalability, efficiency, and/or quality of service. When possible,
analytic lower bounds are developed for the purpose of rigorous protocol
and system evaluation.
Please contact me or see publication list for sample works.