I am an Associate Professor in the Systems and Networking Group in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. I’m the Co-Director of the Center for Networked Systems, and a Co-Founder of inFocus Networks. I have received a Google Focused Research Award, a NetApp Faculty Fellowship, and the NSF CAREER award.

My research interests span the fields of computer networks, data-intensive computing, and computer systems, with a specific focus on data center networking. I work to reduce the barrier to developing, deploying, and managing applications that are able to process massive amounts of data, while ensuring that the resulting systems are practical, low cost, and energy efficient. My research specifically focuses on: i) improving the networks that underpin data-intensive clusters and data centers so that they can support a new generation of applications, and ii) enabling developers and operators to build systems that support data sizes an order of magnitude greater than the existing state of the art.