Short bio

I am currently working as a post-doctoral research scientist at the IIJ Innovation Institute Inc in Tokyo, Japan. In December 2016, I completed my PhD in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University. During my studies, I worked under Professor Fabián Bustamante as a member of AquaLab. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering with a minor in Japanese Language and Culture from Northwestern University in spring of 2009.


  • 2017-08-26: Moving to Tokyo, Japan to begin my fellowship!
  • 2016-12-21: I was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship for research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science!
  • 2016-12-16: My submission to PAM 2017, "The utility argument — Making a case for broadband SLAs", has been accepted.
  • 2016-11-17: I successfully defended my dissertation, "Characterizing Broadband Services in a Broader Context: Vantage Points, Measurements, and Experimentation".
  • 2015-07-25: My paper titled "In and Out of Cuba: Characterizing Cuba's Connectivity" was accepted to appeart at IMC 2015.
  • 2015-05-25: My group's submission, with John Rula, Fabian Bustamante, and myself, to C2B(I)D was accepted.
  • 2014-11-05: My paper titled "Need, Want, Can Afford - Broadband Markets and the Behavior of Users" was nominated for the Best Paper award at IMC!
  • 2014-07-24: My dissertation committee accepted my thesis proposal.
  • 2014-07-23: My paper, "Need, Want, Can Afford - Broadband Markets and the Behavior of Users" was accepted to IMC 2014.