I am a PhD candidate in the
at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
My advisor is Neoklis Polyzotis.
I have interests in database systems as well as file and storage systems. My current research
is on physical design of database systems, particularly automated index
tuning in the context of database as a service and cloud-based database systems.
I also work with the UCSC Systems Research Lab on data management for scientific computing.
Some of my other research
is on designing a framework for
long-term storage, management, integration, and effective querying of
various types of Earth Science data.
I received my MS from the University of California, San Diego. My MS Thesis is on extending the reliability and performance of RAID architectures, working under Walt Burkhard in the Systems and Networking group. I earned a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of South Florida, with work on encoding methods for DNA languages. I have recently been a research intern at NEC Labs in the Data Management Group on the CloudDB project, and spent several previous summers at Google in the Platforms Storage group, and at Teradata in the Virtual Storage Group.