I am a Research Scientist and Manager at Fujitsu Laboratories of America (FLA), where I am responsible for conceiving and executing high-value applied research projects. My current work is in the areas of machine learning, natural language processing, human-computer interaction, robotics, and networking. I also spent several years as a Research Scientist working on Smart Grid, networking, machine learning, cybersecurity, and home automation.
Prior to FLA, I was part of Itron's Smart Grid Architecture and Standards team, where I was responsible for Advanced Metering Infrastructure network architecture, communication protocols and standards. Prior to Itron, I was the System Architect at Firetide, Inc., where I was responsible for the design and analysis of multi-hop wireless mesh protocols and algorithms, and for the evolution of the company's mesh product line. Firetide was acquired by Unicom Global in 2014.
I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department under the supervision of Professor David B. Johnson, defending a dissertation titled "Adaptive Demand-Driven Multicast Routing in Multi-Hop Mobile Ad Hoc Networks". I received a B.A. degree in Computer Science (summa cum laude) and Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College.