I am a seventh-year Ph.D. student at Cornell University, co-advised by Greg Morrisett and Robbert van Renesse. My research focuses on formal verification of practical systems, primarily distributed systems. I believe in both principled theories and practical implementation and aim to bring together the best of both worlds through thoughtful designs. I am thus also broadly interested in projects in the broader programming language and system scope. I have collaborated on projects that involve domain-specific languages, consensus protocols, information flow control, and language-based security.
As a competitive programming veteran who won a silver and a gold at the 2014 and 2016 ICPC World Finals, I have been coaching the Cornell ICPC team since 2018. I also volunteered as a problem-setter and judge in the Cornell High School Programming Contest. My Codeforces ID is TankEngineer.
Besides doing research and competitive programming, I enjoy good humor, cooking various food, and having my daily dose of existential doubts.