I am a PhD candidate in the Computer Science department at UC Irvine, where I am supervised by Dr. Marco Levorato. My research involves Wireless Networking, IoT, Edge/Fog Computing, SDN and some extent of Computer Vision. Recently, I have been exploring challenges in the communication, computation and controls of Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS). I was a member of the team "DeepEdge" to paricipate in the DARPA Hackfest on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) at the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA [UCI news] [DoD News, PC Magazine].

During Summer 2016 I worked at the Huawei Research Lab, CA on express data-path based on extended Berkeley Packet Filters (eBPF) for network function virtualization. In Summer 2017, I worked as a research intern at the Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ on 360 degree video delivery from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

I received M.S. in Computer Science (2011-13) from the University of Texas at Dallas where I was advised by Prof. Ravi Prakash for my thesis on the performance improvement of Multipath TCP (MPTCP). In Summer 2012, I was a visiting researcher in the WINLAB of Rutgers University, NJ where I worked on the MobilityFirst clean slate Internet architecture as a part of Future Internet Architecture (FIA) project of NSF. I have had prior work experience as a software engineer in Cisco Systems and as a systems engineer in IBM.


Recent News:
  • 05/2018:Received NSF travel grant for ACM MobiHoc 2018
    05/2018:Received NSF travel grant for ACM SIGMETRICS 2018
    04/2018:Received the People's Choice Award in the Graduate Research Symposium at UC Irvine
    04/2018:Our paper on Robust Multi-Path Communications for UAVs has been accepted in IEEE SECON 2018
    03/2018:Our paper on Content-Aware Cognitive Interference Control for Urban IoTSystems has been published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking
    02/2018:Our paper on eBPF-based Real-time Edge Computing has been accepted in IEEE INFOCOM Workshops on Advances in Software Defined and Context-AwareCognitive Networks (INFOCOM SCAN 2018)
    12/2017:Article in UCI news on our project [Link]
    11/2017:News article on team DeepEdge: PC Magazine, 2017
    11/2017:Our team "DeepEdge" participated in SDR challenge of DARPA Hackfest 2017 at NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA
    08/2017:Our team "DeepEdge" selected for DARPA SDR Hackfest 2017
    06/2017:Joined Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ for summer 2017 internship
    02/2017:Our paper on Computation-aware Dynamic Network selection has been accepted in INFOCOM Workshops on Advances in Software Defined and Context-Aware Cognitive Networks (INFOCOM SCAN 2017)
    09/2016:Our paper on Content-aware Interference management for Video transmission has been accepted in
    08/2016:Received Third Best Poster Award in Intern Research Showcase in Huawei Research Labs, Santa Clara, CA
    07/2016:Our paper on Content-aware Cognitive Interference control in urban IoT has been accepted in IEEE Globecom2016
    06/2016:Joined Huawei Research Labs, Santa Clara, CA for Summer 2016 internship
    06/2016:Received the Best Poster Award in UCI Computer Science Research Showcase