I am a 5th year PhD student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Irvine. I am advised by Athina Markopoulou and part of the ProperData NSF Frontier project. My research lies at the intersection of privacy and networking to improve (1) transparency of data collection practices by characterizing advertising and tracking ecosystems across different platforms such as the web, smart TVs and Oculus VR; and (2) control of data collection by designing frameworks and methodologies to automate the pain-points of privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) that block advertising and tracking on the web. Before my PhD, I worked in industry for ten years as a software engineer/lead on web technologies.

For more info: CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement


  • Ads & Tracking Ecosystems
  • Filter Rule Generation
  • Network Measurements
  • Framework/System Design


  • PhD in Computer Engineering, 2018-Current

    University of California, Irvine

  • M.S., Computer Engineering, 2021

    University of California, Irvine - GPA 3.96

  • B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, 2009

    University of California, Irvine - GPA 3.6