I am an Assistant Professor of ECE in the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, where I lead the ION research lab.

ION conducts research at the intersection of networking, communications, and machine learning. Contemporary network architectures we investigate include Fog computing systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), NextG Wireless, and social learning networks (SLN), and our foundational techniques include convex and non-convex optimization, machine learning, and signal processing.

Prior to joining Purdue, I was the Associate Director of the EDGE Lab and a Lecturer of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, where I received my PhD. I also co-founded the big data startup company Zoomi Inc based on my research.

I am also active in teaching. In addition to lecturing, I co-authored the book The Power of Networks: Six Principles That Connect Our Lives and have taught three Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on networking.

Note to prospective graduate students: While I am not actively hiring, I am always on the lookout for highly motivated students who want to conduct research in my area. If you fit this description, feel free to send me an email that contains at least (i) your CV and (ii) something which demonstrates to me that you have read one of my recent papers. I apologize in advance that I cannot respond to every email.


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