CV CV

EXPERIENCE
Startup Angel & Advisor
Tech Startups
2010-Present

I am involved with a number of early-stage tech startups

Engineering Consultant
Room77 Inc.; Sunnyvale, CA
2010-2014
Staff Software Engineer / Uber Tech Lead
Google Inc.; Mountain View, CA
2003-2008

Part of Search Quality Group; research and development of novel search ranking algorithms, primarily focused on personalized search

Founder
Kaltix Corp.; Palo Alto, CA
2003

Co-founded startup that researched, developed, and commercialized a web-scale personalized search engine. Acquired by Google, Inc.

Teaching Assistant
Stanford University; Palo Alto, CA
2002

TA for Information Retrieval, Mining, and Exploitation, with Professors Christopher Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan, and Hinrich Sch├╝tze

Teaching Assistant
Stanford University; Palo Alto, CA
2001

TA for Information Retrieval and Distributed Databases, with Professor Prabhakar Raghavan

Research Intern
Google Inc.; Mountain View, CA
2000

Developed term-clustering algorithms based on web-scale data mining. Mentor: Monika Henzinger

Consultant
Blue Wireless Inc.; Palo Alto, CA
2000

Provided expertise in web mining algorithms to mobile technology startup

Research Intern
Xerox PARC; Palo Alto, CA
1998

Worked with Aspect Oriented Programming team on developing tool to analyze source code to find cross-cutting aspects. Mentor: Gregor Kiczales

Research Intern
Xerox PARC; Palo Alto, CA
1997

Developed tool for modeling Smart Matter using cellular automata. Mentor: Roy Want

Research Intern
Lawrence Livermore Ntnl Laboratory; Livermore, CA
1994

Part of Department Of Energy Superkids program that provided selected high-school students research experience on parallel programming for Cray supercomputers at LLNL.

EDUCATION
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA — Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2005
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA — M.S. in Computer Science, 2001
GPA: 4.0/4.0
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA — B.S. with Highest Honors in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, 1998
GPA: 4.0/4.0
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Program Committee member for WWW-2003.
  • Program Committee member for WWW-2004.
  • Reviewed technical research papers for numerous conferences and journals, including SIGMOD, HT, TKDE, and TOIT.
  • My research papers are available online.
HONORS
  • UC Berkeley Regents' Scholar
  • Robert C. Byrd's Scholar
  • Recipient of the 1996 NCR Award for achievement in EECS at UC Berkeley
  • Member of Eta Kappa Nu (EECS Honor Society)
  • Recipient of Guinther's Memorial Scholarship
  • Recipient of the 1998 U.C. Berkeley EECS Departmental Citation
  • NSF Fellowship recipient for graduate studies at Stanford
  • Recipient of Finch Family Fellowship for graduate studies at Stanford