I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, and a member of LIDS and Center for Statistics, which are part of IDSS. Previously, I was a postdoc at MIT working with David Gamarnik and Devavrat Shah, and before that I received my PhD from the Department of EECS at UC Berkeley advised by David Tse. I completed my undergraduate degree in ECE at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
My research is broadly at the interface of information theory, statistics, theoretical computer science, and applied probability. I seek to obtain engineering insight into practically relevant problems by formulating and solving mathematical models. As part of this, I want to understand the relationship between combinatorial structure and computational tractability of high- dimensional inference in graphical models and other statistical models.
I advise these amazing students and postdoc: Enric Boix-Adserà, Matthew Brennan, Rares Buhai, Dheeraj Nagaraj, Austin Stromme, Nir Weinberger (postdoc), and Mina Karzand (graduated, now postdoc at UWisc).