San Francisco, CA
Since February 2014 I write software
Before that I worked at several startups, including
and Ksplice, an MIT spinoff
eventually acquired by Oracle.
From 2007 to 2009 I was a grad student in theoretical computer
science at MIT, working with
Kelner and Erik Demaine. I
received my master's degree at MIT in 2008, and my bachelor's in
mathematics at Harvard in 2007.
Selected papers from my research days:
- Higher eigenvalues of graphs. With Jonathan
Kelner, James R. Lee, and Shang-Hua Teng. FOCS 2009.
- Security impact ratings considered harmful.
With Jeff Arnold, Tim Abbott, Waseem Daher, Nelson Elhage,
Geoffrey Thomas, and Anders Kaseorg. HotOS 2009.
- A pseudopolynomial algorithm for Alexandrov's
Theorem. With Daniel Kane and Erik Demaine.
Some non-academic talks delivered:
- In 2008-2009 I was chairman of
the Student Information
Processing Board, MIT's student computing group, and
recruited a record number of first- and second-year students. We put a
lot of creativity into building computer systems for the MIT
community, and it's a good place to learn about computer systems
- I led SIPB's XVM Project
until 2009, which offers virtual machines to the MIT community.
We've developed our own management software,
- I organized and run MIT
Free Culture, a response to the increasingly invasive scope
and effectively unending duration of copyright restrictions. We
- Once I wrote
article for The Tech, MIT's student newspaper.
The Wall Street Journal
it up as an "A-hed" story on its front page.