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Web and Complex Systems Lab

About Me

I am a researcher at the WaCS a.k.a Web and Complex Systems lab. My research interests include various machine learning applications. Right now I am working on web systems optimization.

Professional Information

Currently I am studying for my masters at Wright State University. The goal is to graduate in December 2016 and find a job.

Research Interests

My research interests lie in data mining and machine learning techniques. My current research involves optimizing web systems to incorporate web robot traffic. Web robots have a negative impact on servers due to the sheer number of them (60% of traffic!) and that they exhibit different behavior than humans.

I am working with Dr. Doran to build predictive dual caches that can service human and robot traffic separately. This allows us to tailor each cache for the behavioral aspects of each type of traffic respectively. In addition, the predictive models examine past web traffic patterns to predict the next type of resource to be admitted into the cache. This innovative cache design serves to mitigate the negative affect that web robots have on web systems.


May 2015 - Present (WSU)
Thesis work (see research interests above)
Sep 2014 - May 2015 (AFRL)
The objective of this project is to convert a tracker written in MATLAB to the Python programming language.
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014 (AFRL)

The objective of this project was to compare the results of a frame-by frame vehicular tracker against tracking results generated from a 3D constructed model of the same scene.

Compared tracking across 2D and 3D views of a scene to see if building a 3D model improved tracking results. A "2.5D" view was also compared to determine the trade-off between performance and pre-computation.

Nov 2012 - Apr 2014 (AFRL)

The objective of this project was to determine the ability of fieldable sensors to discriminate demographic information about human subjects for military use.

Performed gender recognition of people in static scenes by extracting spatial, color and texture features from male and female subjects and used a classifier to learn the best features that were used to distinguish the gender. Classification was performed with multiple resolutions and orientations of subjects.

Graduate Courses Taken

  • Web Information Systems
  • Information Retrieval
  • Advanced Databases
  • Machine Learning
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Advanced Programming Languages

Personal Information

I spend my free time with friends and family. I enjoy playing strategy games such as chess. This past summer my family and I traveled to Cozumel Mexico and spent a week visiting Mayan sites such as Chichen Itza. I recommend not drinking the water down there as it will make you sick!

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