About Me

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, where I teach intro CS, software development, computer networks, and distributed systems. I am also the Academic Director of the Masters Program in Computer Science.

I am involved in a number of other activities on campus, such as being the faculty advisor to the department’s student organizations and coaching our ICPC teams.

I am not actively involved in research at the moment, but my research has primarily focused on resource allocation on distributed systems using virtualization. I have published a number of papers on those subjects and, more recently, I have also published some papers on Computer Science Education.

I got my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Chicago in 2010, where I wrote my dissertation on Provisioning Computational Resources Using Virtual Machines and Leases under the guidance of Ian Foster.

I am originally from Bilbao, a wonderful city in the Basque Country region of Spain. I went to college there, and have a degree in Ingeniería en Informática (equivalent to a BS/MS in Computer Engineering) from the University of Deusto.

Outside of work, I enjoy watching movies, travelling, hiking, following US politics, cooking Spanish food, and tweeting about all of the above.