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I am interested in improving undergraduate education and instructional methods for Computer Science and Engineering.

My other research interests are broadly in computer systems engineering: high-performance computing, data management, and computer architecture. I have worked on systems that enable fast and flexible parallel programming. Past projects include Grappa, the high-performance partioned global address space (PGAS) runtime, Radish, a database query processor built on a parallel language compiler (and Raco query compiler), and contributions to Apache REEF, a big data application server built upon Hadoop YARN.

Currently teaching

Fall 2018: In addition to Computer Organization, I am teaching a redesigned version of CS2 Data Structures as part of the Learning Collaboratory, which seeks to improve large lecture courses using evidence-based teaching.

In Spring 2018, I taught a new Topics II course in Spring 2018 on using FPGAs to build Application-specific accelerators. You can visit the course webpage for access to labs, tutorials, and resources.

20 October 2018

We will be presenting our research paper Supporting Guided Inquiry with Cooperative Learning at SIGCSE 2019.

01 August 2018

We have an ICRU project to study digital logic design tools for students who are blind or have low vision.