I am a 4th year Ph.D. student with the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, where my advisor is Professor John Byers.

I have a variety of research interests in both core networking and cloud computing, including network architecture, protocol design and implementation, software-defined networking, data center architecture, data center security, and DoS protection.

Research

My current research focuses on building an instantly deployable system to protect against denial-of-service attacks using an architectural approach. Separately, I'm also working on leveraging the cloud to improve the performance of interactive applications in wide area networks. Since 2012, I have participated in the design and Linux implementation of the XIA project, a future Internet architecture that emphasizes evolvability and security to address the increasingly diverse needs of the Internet. You can find more information on the wiki of the Linux XIA GitHub. I'm always looking for new challenges, applications, and environments for which XIA can be used.

Teaching

I am also heavily interested and involved in teaching at the collegiate level, and have experience doing so at both BU and the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education with the man, the myth, the legend, Dave Sullivan.

Education

Previously, I obtained a B.A. and an M.S. in computer science from Boston University in May, 2014.