I completed my PhD in Computer Science in December of 2011 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. From 2012 to 2013, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Computing, Clemson University. From 2013 to 2015, I became a research associate and Deputy Director of the Big Data Systems Lab, led by Dr. Amy Apon, at the School of Computing. Since 2015, I have joined Clemson University’s Cyberinfrastructure and Technology Integration (CITI) Department within the Clemson Computing and Information Technology Group as the Director of Data Science. At the same time, I have maintained my affiliation with the School of Computing as a Research Assistant Professor with teaching responsibilities and research participation. Starting August 2018, I have been appointed Assistant Professor of Computer Science at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Outside of work, I enjoy reading, playing computer games, and participating sport. I read a lot of books, but mainly in the fantasy genres. Similarly, I play mostly RPG games, although I also enjoy turn-based strategies and FPS when my time is limited. Soccer and basketball have been my favorite activities since highschool.