I’m a PhD candidate in computer science at the University of Maryland, College Park. My research is on algorithms and theory with applications in e-commerce, fairness in machine learning, mechanism design for social good, and bioinformatics. My co-advisors are Professor Aravind Srinivasan and Professor Mihai Pop. My broad research interests are summarized below with more detailed information on my research page.

Research Interests

Algorithms and Theoretical Computer Science

  • Approximation, randomized, and online algorithms
  • Combinatorial and stochastic optimization


  • Models and algorithms for online matching, advertising, and ride-hailing platforms

Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Automated Systems

  • Fairness in machine learning clustering and classification
  • Demographic fairness
  • Community cohesion and preservation
  • Automated advice for addressing human bias

Mechanism Design for Social Good

  • Election districting and gerrymandering regulation
  • Diversity in recommenders


  • String algorithms and string comparison
  • Taxonomic sequence clustering
  • Genome assembly
  • Genomics and metagenomics broadly

Professional service

Program Committee for AAAI-20 main track and AI for Social Impact (AISI) track. Reviews for CPM, Networks, TALG, WAOA, and WABI.