I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Engineering department at San José State University. In 2016, I received my Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Minnesota. My advisor was George Karypis. In 2011, I received my M.S. in computer science from Texas State University, under the guidance of Byron J. Gao.
- Research in machine learning, data mining, computational genomics, and high performance computing.
- Received $892K in external research funding from NSF and industry as a Principal Investigator, $42K as a Co-Principal Investigator, and $600K in internal university funding.
- Received the Next Generation Data Scientist award at IEEE DSAA 2016, for work on efficient exact nearest neighbor search methods.
- Built a supercomputer from scratch, for the research and education benefit of faculty and students.