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I am an Assistant Professor at the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

I work on systems for data science, data management systems, and distributed systems.


Phone: 413 577 0354


Office: CS 348


Fall ‘19: Systems for Data Science (COMPSCI 532)

Fall ‘18: Systems for Data Science (COMPSCI 590S)

Research Projects

For more details about the projects I am of have been involved in, look here.

Selected and recent papers

Professional Service

Program Committee member: SIGMOD 2020, VLDB 2019 (Demo), SIGMOD 2019 (Industry), DSN 2019, DASFAA 2019, VLDB 2018, ICDE 2018, APSys 2018, OPODIS 2018, SOSP 2017, VLDB 2017, Eurosys 2017, WWW 2017, DSN 2017, IC2E 2017, APSys 2017, Eurosys 2016, ICDCS 2016, ICDE 2016, SRDS 2106, IC2E 2016, SIGMOD 2016 demo, ICDCS 2015, WWW 2015, SRDS 2015, OPODIS 2014, SSS 2014, Middleware 2012 (Industry), EDCC 2012, SOFSEM 2011.

Program Committee chair: LADIS 2018 workshop (Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware), colocated with PODC 2018; PaPoC 2015 workshop (Principles and Practice of Consistency for Distributed Data), colocated with Eurosys 2015.

Award Committee member: Eurosys Roger Needham PhD Thesis Award 2019.

Workshop Chair: IEEE Symp. on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS) 2019.


My PhD thesis was nominated for the “Best PhD Thesis of 2010” by the German, Swiss and Austrian Computer Science societies and the German chapter of ACM for PhD thesis titled “Efficient and Low-Cost Fault-Tolerance for Web-Based Systems”.