Who I Am
I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science. at Reykjavik University.
Before that, I worked with Dr. Gregory Chockler as a post-doctoral scientist at IBM Research in Haifa. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Cornell University in August 2009, where my advisor was Prof. Ken Birman.
In May 2005, I received a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the University of Iceland. My advisor there was Prof. Magnus M. Halldorsson.
What I Do
My research is focused around distributed systems and cloud computing, and I am particularly interested in socially motivated real-world problems that embody deep trade-offs.
Other research interests include data mining, computer security, wireless ad-hoc networks, randomized algorithms and epidemiology.
Where I Do It
I head the RU Systems Lab, working on projects ranging from multi-tenant caches in the cloud to effective wireless ad-hoc networks.
I am also a member of ICE-TCS and the Research Group for Algorithms and Networks (ALNET) at RU.
Here is my Curriculum Vitae (updated in August 2012).