I'm currently an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. I'm a member of the Center for Advanced Research in Software Engineering and the director of the Mobile and Pervasive Computing Laboratory, where I'm privileged to be able to work with many outstanding colleagues and students. My research work focuses on the intersection of software engineering and dynamic, unpredictable networked environments. My students and I develop models, abstractions, tools, and middleware whose goals are to ease the software engineering burden associated with building applications for pervasive and mobile computing environments.
My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Department of Defense and Freescale Semiconductors. The work has been recognized by an NSF CAREER award and an AFOSR Young Investigator Award, and the results have appeared in many peer reviewed journal and conference papers.
I graduated with my D.Sc. in 2004 from Washington University in Saint Louis, where my doctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Gruia-Catalin Roman focused on developing a middleware called EgoSpaces that provided an intuitive data-structure abstraction to support application coordination in mobile computing environments. I earned my M.S. degree in 2003 and my B.S. with majors in Computer Science and Biology in 2000 (both also from Wash. U.).