I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. In my research, I focus on geometric algorithms (computational geometry and topology), and combinatorial optimization. I am particularly interested in applications of these topics to data analysis and graph algorithms.
Until recently, I was a postdoctoral associate at Duke University,
and before then a postdoctoral fellow at the
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics
at Brown University participating in the ICERM semester program
Network Science and Graph Algorithms.
I graduated from the
Department of Computer Science at the
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign under the guidance of
My dissertation was
Fast Algorithms for Surface Embedded Graphs via Homology.