I am a second year PhD student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In my research, I develop empirial understanding of wide-area networks and use it for improving their performance. I also study network interference and Internet censorship to build tools that enable Internet freedom.
Before starting graduate school, I used to develop routing protocol features for high speed Ethernet switches at Arista Networks. Prior to that, I was an undergraduate at BITS Pilani - KK Birla Goa Campus. I worked with CERN SFT for a little while during my undergrad.
I fill the interstices of my day with reading. Usually I read classics but off late I have been reading some cyberpunk too. Most of the time, I read random pieces of information on programming, computer systems and networks. Some of this, I hope to document on this blog.
Here is my short resume.