I am a third year MS/PhD student at the College of Information and Computer Sciences at University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am a member of the theory research group and currently working with Andrew McGregor as a research assistant. I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from UMass Amherst in 2014.
My research interests lie in the area of design and analysis of algorithms. In particular, I am interested in processing big graph data. Graph algorithms are used in a variety of applications across many areas of computer science and other fields. The need to compute certain graph properties arises in routing and scheduling as well as in a variety of network analysis problems. Often data sets in question are too massive or distributed across many machines which makes traditional methods not applicable. I am exploring streaming and local algorithms that provide the tools for solving these problems in a small amount of time and using limited resources. My other interests include graph theory, information theory, and communication complexity.
I am currently serving as a gradute co-chair for CSWomen group.