My research interests broadly lie in systems, security and privacy—particularly in the context of decentralized trust.
I spent my undergraduate time at the AMPLab/RISELab building scalable distributed systems grounded in theoretical foundations, with a focus on applications in machine learning.
outside CS: avid boxer (cal boxing '18) and photog. gsw basketball fan. housing/transit policy enthusiast.
Elastic Hyperparameter Tuning on the Cloud
Lisa Dunlap, Kirthevasan Kandasamy, Ujval Misra, Richard Liaw, Michael Jordan, Ion Stoica, Joseph E. Gonzalez. SoCC 2021.
RubberBand: Cloud-based Hyperparameter Tuning
Ujval Misra*, Richard Liaw*, Lisa Dunlap, Romil Bhardwaj, Kirthevasan Kandasamy, Joseph E. Gonzalez, Ion Stoica, Alexey Tumanov. EuroSys 2021.
Lineage Stash: Fault-tolerance Off the Critical Path
Stephanie Wang, John Liagouris, Robert Nishihara, Philipp Moritz, Ujval Misra, Alexey Tumanov, Ion Stoica. SOSP 2019.
Past research projects
Tune is a library for hyperparameter tuning at any scale.
Confluo is an end-host stack that enables real-time monitoring and diagnosis of high-speed network events using telemetry data distributed across end-hosts.
- Robotics Software Engineer at OSARO (2021-22)
- Software Engineer at Dropbox (2018-19)
- Software Engineering Intern at LinkedIn (2017)
- Research Intern at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2016)