I'm currently on a career break while I focus on taking care of my very young kids (three, three and under, baby!).
Before that, I was a Principal Software Engineer for Microsoft, working on storage performance for the Azure cloud.
I graduated from Brown University with a B.S. in Computer Science in 2013.
I love computer systems!
I have experience working on distributed data systems, multithreaded native code optimization, storage drivers,
RDMA networking, and kernel programming. I also have interests in computer graphics, cryptography and
I love to learn and teach!
I used to do a well-loved 1½ hour "boot camp" technical presentation on Azure Storage a few times a year,
and I was a teaching assistant for 6 classes over 5 semesters during my undergrad.
Principal Software Engineer, Azure Storage, Microsoft, 2017-2021
Software Engineer II, Windows Deployment, Microsoft, 2013-2017
- Next-gen proof of concept for high performance Azure virtual machine disks
- Spearheaded project based on own performance analysis, and obtained buyoff for project
- Co-designed and developed optimized, wire-compatible implementation of Azure disk engine
- Achieved >1 million IOPS per node with sub-millisecond latency, an orders-of-magnitude improvement
- Contributed to a project optimizing internal network data flow using InfiniBand RDMA
- Designed and gave in-depth tech talk for onboarding new hires ("Azure Storage Boot Camp")
- Organically grew from notes to a talk to headliner of new all-day "boot camp" event
- I was flown out to give my talk at our Shanghai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru offices
Teaching Assistant for Brown University Computer Science, 2010-2013
- Lead a ground-up rebuild of key components for Window's 'Reset this PC' recovery feature,
which dramatically reduced failure rate
- Traveled overseas to work with PC manufactuers on customizing recovery for their devices
- For graduate- and undergraduate-level courses in graphics, operating systems, and cybersecurity
- As regular TA, developed course materials, graded assignments, ran coding labs and held office hours
- As head TA, hired and managed teams of undergrad TAs, organized courses, developed course content
- US 9,519,631: Semantic Diff and Automerge,
based on work I did during a 2011 internship at Microsoft
Most recently: C/C++, Windows Driver Model, InfiniBand RDMA.
These were my bread and butter in my most recent job role. They're all still top of mind.
I have used these for nontrivial projects in the past, but it's been a while.
I graduated from Brown University in 2013 with a B.S. in Computer Science, with a 3.8 GPA.
- Software System Design
- Computer Networks
- Introduction to Multiprocessor Synchronization
- 3D Game Engines
- Design and Analysis of Algorithms
- Introduction to Computational Linguistics
- Operating Systems
- Operating Systems Implementation Lab
- Models of Computation
- Interactive Computer Graphics (Graduate-level)
- Introduction to Computer Systems Security
- Introduction to Android Game Development
- Introduction to Computer Graphics
- Introduction to Computer Systems
- The Matrix in Computer Science (Linear Algebra)
- Introduction to Software Engineering
- Discrete Structures and Probability
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