I am a PhD student in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, working with professors Magdalena Balazinska, Dan Ports and Dan Suciu. I'm a member of both the UW Database Group and the Computer Systems Lab. My research interests lie in evaluating and analyzing the performance and behavior of complex computer systems, with a focus on large-scale data analytics engines and data storage systems.
I graduated with highest honors from Reykjavik University with a B.Sc. in Computer Science in 2013. I have been fortunate to work with outstanding scientists at several other institutions as a research intern; at Emory University hosted by Ymir Vigfusson in 2014-15; at Cornell University hosted by Robbert van Renesse and Ken Birman in 2014; and at the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering in 2013. I have been honored with multiple awards and scholarships, including the 2014 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship and the 2015-16 UW College of Engineering Dean's Fellowship. This year, I am honored to be supported by the 2016 Microsoft Research Women's Fellowship and a Microsoft Endowment Fellowship from UW CSE.
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