About me

I am a PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley, where I am advised by Professor Scott Shenker in the NetSys Lab. I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017.

Research experience

While an undergraduate, my primary research focus was on serverless computing through the OpenLambda project under Professor Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau. Our focus was on tackling the problem of high startup latency in serverless environments due to package startup costs, enabling a wider class of applications to be ported to serverless. To address this, we stripped down Linux isolation mechanisms to the functionality required in the restricted realm of a serverless platform and built a secure Python interpreter cache to mitigate interpreter & package startup costs. You can read more about the approach in our paper.

Earlier in my career, I worked in the Wisconsin Human-Computer Interaction Lab under Professor Bilge Mutlu.