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I'm a senior researcher at Microsoft AI and Research focusing on large-scale machine learning. Previously, I was a research scientist at Intel's Parallel Computing Laboratory. Much of my research is released part of SPLATT, an open source software toolkit for sparse tensor factorization. Another recent project is FROSTT, a collection of open sparse tensor datasets.

I completed my PhD in computer science at the University of Minnesota in April 2019. I was advised by George Karypis and focused on developing parallel algorithms for large-scale tensor factorization.

I was at the University of Kentucky from 2009 to 2012 and earned my BSc in computer science. While there, I did research under Mirek Truszczynski and Brent Seales.

I also completed four internships, most recently at the Intel Parallel Computing Lab where I developed high performance algorithms for graph analytics and was also involved in hardware-software codesign. Before Intel, I spent the summer of 2013 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) porting LULESH to OpenACC. The two summers before LLNL (2011 and 2012), I interned at Lexmark as the developer of a particle flow modeling engine in CUDA.