Academic: As Professor of Computer Science at BU, my academic
research centers on data-analytic and algorithmic challenges in two disciplines:
the science of computer networking (e.g., protocol design, network architecture), and the empirical study of Internet platforms
(such as Airbnb, Uber and Yelp).
Entrepreneurial: As founding Chief Scientist and Director at the
Cogo Labs technology incubator (founded in 2005),
I help research and design our own technology platform: we provide proprietary
methods for algorithmic marketing, and data analytics that help power our incubated
portfolio companies from inception to profitability and beyond.
Cogo Labs was honored with a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year
award in 2019.
I'm a Computer Science Professor and a founding member of the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (FCDS) at BU.
I'm a member of the Networks Research group
and the DBLab at BU.
My academic research is supported in part by grants from
the National Science Foundation. Current NSF-funded projects:
At Cogo Labs, I've been working on a fascinating problem domain since the
company's founding: the algorithmic, data management, and systems-building challenges that arise on the buy
side of pay-per-click advertising, a canonical data science optimization problem.
One example of a successful launch from Cogo Labs using this technology
is EverQuote, the Cambridge-based auto insurance marketplace,
which had their IPO in Summer 2018 (Nasdaq: EVER).