I am the Ben L. Fryrear Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines.
Much of my work focuses on resource allocation in networks, smart grid, and cloud computing, incentive mechanism design, and network security and privacy. A common thread throughout my research endeavors is my problem solving approach. For problems with a centralized administrative control, I strive to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the problem and design simple yet provably good algorithms for finding a solution. To prove the efficacy of these solutions, I use rigorous mathematical proofs, taken from several diverse areas, such as algorithms, combinatorics, convex optimization, and probability. For problems involving independent individual decision-makers, I model the problem as a game and find solutions using game theory, a resourceful mathematical framework originally from economics.
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science