I am an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at Pennsylvania State University. My research interests include high-performance computing, parallel graph algorithms, and massive scientific data analysis.
Prior to joining Penn State in Fall 2011, I was at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for three years, first as a Luis W. Alvarez postdoctoral fellow, and then as a research scientist. I received my PhD in 2008 from the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, and my undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Most of our research group members currently work on one of two active NSF projects, on scalable parallel graph computations or accelerating genomic workflows. Check out our recent publications and software tools (SPRITE, FASCIA) developed through these projects.Updates
- I will be teaching CMPSC 450 and CMPSC 451 in Spring 2016.
- My office hours for the Fall 2015 semester are TR 1-2.30 pm.
- Some of our research presentations this semester: SPRITE poster at ASHG 2015, Lorne's talk at EGAS 2015, CSE colloquium at University at Buffalo (slides), George's talk at SC15.
- I'm on the program committee of the GABB, HiCOMB, AsHES, and CSC workshops. Consider submitting your best work to these meetings!
- I co-organized the second BigGraphs workshop, held on November 1, 2015, in conjuction with the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data in Santa Clara, CA.
- If you want to join my research group, please apply to the CSE PhD program or the BG option in the MCIBS PhD program, and contact me after submitting your application. I'm looking for motivated PhD students interested in working on the parallel graph computations project and/or the genomic workflows project.