I am an associate professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department and previously JP Morgan Chase Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Financial Services Analytics. I also have a joint appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. My research interests are in high-performance computing, machine learning, predictive analytics, and application of these technologies to hard problems.
I was one of the first researchers to work on applying machine learning to improve compilers. This field of research has rapidly grown to include hundreds of authors from many major universities and technology companies. Compilers typically contain many heuristics to solve hard problems approximately and efficiently. Finding heuristics that perform well on a broad range of applications and processors is one of the most complex tasks faced by compiler writers. My research involves using machine learning techniques to automatically construct compiler optimization heuristics. I have shown that this technique can completely eliminate the human from heuristic design. My research on applying machine learning to compiler optimizations received the NSF CAREER award. My current research focus is on large-scale static and dynamic analysis of malicious applications.
This research was generously sponsored by the National Science Foundation, DARPA, JP Morgan Chase, Army, Naval Research Laboratory, and Google.