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|The University of Iowa|
|Iowa City, IA 52242-1419|
theoretical computer science: distributed algorithms, graph theory
big-data analysis: spatial data, social network data.
My research focus is mainly on theoretical computer science. Specifically, I am more interested in problems in distributed computing and graph theory. Recently, I started working on theoretical aspects of social networks too. I am currently working with my PhD advisor Prof. Sriram Pemmaraju. I am also a part of weekly Algorithms Reading Group(ARG) where we discuss recent research papers on distributed computing, computational geometry, and self-stabilization.
During summer of 2013 I started working with Prof. Ramanathan Sugumaran on LiDAR data processing. Specifically we are interested in processing massive amount of data produced by LiDAR in a distributed and/or parallel way. I look at this project as a good mixture of theory (computational geometry) and systems (HPC, cloud computing).
This was done as a part of Big Data Technology course that I took. The problem was motivated from my ICDCN'13 paper and my another course- Social Networks: Models and Analysis. I verified the "small-world" property of various social networks including Power-grid network, co-author network,etc.
We implemented our proposed approaches for data reduction and Delaunay triangulation of the reduced data. The implementation is in C with socket programming and threading. We deployed our framework on high-memory nodes on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
In Spring 2012 I was a part-time research assistant for Prof. Aaron Stump for this project. I enjoyed coding in Java, JSP, JQuery, and MySQL (the "cutting edge" technologies for the web development) for this project.