Since September 2007 I have been a full-time Researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. I have broad interest in computer systems. My core expertise lies in building stuff. Occasionally I venture into system modeling (queueing analysis and machine learning). Recently I've been interested in qualitative evaluations of systems we build and have tiptoed into HCI territory.
I received my PhD (ECE, 2007), Masters (ECE, 2003) and Bachelor (ECE + CS + Math minor, 2002) degrees all from Carnegie Mellon. My PhD advisor was Prof. Greg Ganger. I was born and raised in Albania. At the age of 15 I moved to Vienna, Austria. There I completed my high school in 1998, at the Vienna International School (VIS).