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. I also hold a courtesy appointment in
the Department of Marketing in the Questrom School of Business.
My academic research is currently supported in part by grants from
the National Science Foundation.
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).
Another interesting thing I'm doing lately is serving on the DARPA Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Study Group.