I am a 5th year PhD Candidate at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. of Carnegie Mellon University. I enjoy applying economics, optimization and machine learning to wireless networks and sensor data. I have taken rigorous coursework to specialize in related techniques like Deep Learning, Deep Reinforcement Learning and Optimization Methods.
Through my research work, I’ve explored incentive mechanisms for user-centric resource allocation in wireless networks; I’ve worked on pricing optimizations for cellular dataplans, auction mechanisms for 5G and reinforcement learning for budget-driven bidding. I’ve also been interested in mining contextual information from IoT data for security and other applications; recently, I showed that almost 100% lane-level localization accuracy can be achieved with just 5 meters of accelerometer driving data, using deep LSTM networks.
Lately I’ve been intrigued by the possible uses of blockchain in edge networking. I’m interested in understanding the pricing and design of crypto-token systems for enabling edge scenarios like shared computing and networking. I am collaborating with blockchain-based IoT service provider Nodle in this effort. I am also interested in exploring the use of IoT sensor data in solving last-mile challenges in blockchain.
I am co-advised by Prof. Patrick Tague and Prof. Carlee Joe-Wong, and am a member of the MEWS and LIONS research groups. My research has been supported by various NSF and DARPA grants. I recently proposed my thesis entitled Incentivizing User-centric Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks in Real time, with Prof. Patrick Tague, Prof. Carlee Joe-Wong, Prof. Aron Laszka and Dr. Anand Raman as my committee.
I did my undergraduate studies at the ECE dept. of Rutgers University, New Brunswick campus. I finished the Honors program in 3 years and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2013 with Bachelors of Science in ECE. During this time, I also conducted an year of undergraduate research at WINLAB, and was recognized as a James Slade Scholar upon graduation.