I am a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Brown University (Providence, RI) under the supervision of Prof. Eli Upfal. Expected graduation date is May 2014. My dissertation committee also includes Prof. Uğur Çetintemel (Brown CS), and Prof. Basilis Gidas (Brown Appl. Math.).
My Ph.D. research is focused on the use of methods from statistical learning theory and probability in Big Data analytics (aka knowledge discovery, aka data mining), especially on graphs and transactional datasets, and for database management (selectivity estimation, approximation of aggregate queries), and more broadly in computer science. I have a strong belief that algorithms should provide provable guarantees on their output, and at the same time be highly practical to be used in real scenarios. I am also very interested in MapReduce and in the development of algorithms for data analytics on this and other novel computing platforms.
My current Erdős number is 3 (Erdős → Suen → Upfal → Matteo).
Room: CIT 321
Address: Box 1910, 115 Waterman Street 4th Fl., Providence, RI 02912
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