Room: 230, Electrical Engineering West,
Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA 16802

Brief Bio: I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. I received my Ph.D from the University of California, Irvine in 2011. Between 2011 and 2014, I was a postdoctoral researcher, jointly with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Boston University, and the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I received the 2009 IEEE Information Theory Society Best Paper Award, the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA) Best Paper Award, an NSF Career Award in 2016, was a finalist for the Bell Labs Prize in 2016, and a 2019 Google Faculty Award. I am currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications.

In my research group, we study theoretical and mathematical foundations of several applications, most commonly using tools from information theory. We currently explore applications to secure and scalable machine learning, data privacy, and algorithms for geographically distributed key-value stores. In the past, we have studied wireless networks and fault-tolerant distributed data storage. In addition to theoretical explorations, we also explore engineering implementations for several research projects.

Our lab has open positions Fall 2023. Students with strong analytical skills are welcome to apply to Penn State EE department.

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