CS&E Welcomes Two New Faculty
CS&E welcomes two new faculty members to the 2017-18 academic year. Kangjie Lu’s research interests include security and privacy, program analysis, and operating systems; he started with us this semester. Janardhan Kulkarni’s interests are in algorithms and game theory and he will join us in January.
Lu earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology before joining the University of Minnesota. During his Ph.D. study, he worked as a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), and as an intern at NEC Labs America and Samsung Research America. His research interests include security and privacy, program analysis, and operating systems. He is particularly interested in automatically uncovering and addressing important security problems, and securing widely used systems while preserving their reliability and efficiency.
Janardhan Kulkarni received his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at Duke University in 2015. He is interested in the design of algorithms with provable performance guarantees. His focus in recent years has been on understanding theoretical challenges in building efficient data centers. His research involves using concepts and techniques from the fields of approximation algorithms, online algorithms, and game theory. He is also broadly interested in the intersection of online algorithms and online learning theory.