I am an associate professor and co-chair of the Department of Computer Science at Grinnell College. I completed my PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst advised by Emery Berger in the PLASMA Lab, where my dissertation work was supported by a Google Ph.D. Fellowship. Visit my research page to learn more about my past research projects.
I am happy to meet with students, whether you are in one of my classes or not. You can drop in during office hours if I am available, but I recommend that you reserve a time to meet.
I plan to hire students to work on research during summer 2023. If you are interested, please attend the CS Extra about summer research early in the spring 2023 semester.
The computer science department has a formal process for matching advisors with new majors. This process runs each spring semester, and is announced via email. You will have an opportunity to express preferences for advisors, but I do not take advisees outside of this process.
Yes. To request a letter of recommendation, please complete this Recommendation Request Form. Please submit this form at least two weeks before letters are due. Please do not list me as a letter writer on any applications until you hear from me after submitting the form; I will respond within 72 hours. You only need to submit this form one time for each type of program you are applying to. If you have an urgent request that is past the two-week deadline, please send an email and I will do my best to help.
Visit the Summer 2021 MAPs page to learn about my summer research plans and to apply.
The website for CSC 213-01 is now available.
I have a new process for requesting letters of recommendation. Please complete the Recommendation Request Form at least two weeks before letters are due, and 72 hours before listing me as a letter-writer on any applications.
I am on leave for the 2019–2020 academic year.