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Computational Research Division
Computer Science Department
Mailstop 50F1650
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

I am a Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Computational Research Division) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of EECS (CS Division) at UC Berkeley. I work on high-performance graph analysis and libraries, parallel sparse matrix computations, communication-avoiding algorithms, with applications in machine learning and computational genomics.

I am part of the Performance and Algorithms group as well as the Computational Biosciences group at LBNL. Previously, I was an Alvarez Fellow.

I obtained my Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara in Computer Science. My unusually shallow genealogy includes only three lineal ascendants. You can pronounce my first name like this. The "ı" in my first name is a lowercase dotless i ({\i} in LaTeX, ı in HTML and U+0131 in UTF-8).

Up-to-date information about current projects, students, and postdocs can be found in my research team's website: PASSION Lab.


-- In Spring 2019, I team taught CS267: Applications of Parallel Computers with Jim Demmel and Kathy Yelick.

-- In Spring 2020, Jim, Kathy, and I are team teaching CS267 again. Here is the class website.