I am an assistant professor in the ECE department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
My main research interests are in information theory and its applications, particularly to computational biology.
Prior to joining UIUC, I spent a year as a data scientist at Human Longevity.
April 30, 2021
Two papers accepted to ISIT 2021:
"Capacity of the Torn Paper Channel with Lost Pieces" with Aditya Ravi and Alireza Vahid
"Sketching and Sequence Alignment: A Rate-Distortion Perspective" with Govinda Kamath
Paper “Communicating over the Torn-Paper Channel” with Alireza Vahid accepted to Globecom 2020.
A longer version of the paper is available here.
Jul 31, 2020
Paper “Spectral Jaccard Similarity: A new approach to estimating pairwise sequence alignments” published at Cell Patterns (open access).
May 6, 2020
Paper “Capacity of the Erasure Shuffling Channel” with my student Seiyun Shin was presented at ICASSP 2020 as part of a special session on “Signal Processing and Coding for Macromolecular Storage and Computing”.
Feb 4, 2020
I gave an invited talk at the ITA Workshop on “Pairwise alignment of DNA sequences via spectral Jaccard similarity” (Manuscript)