What are some of your interests outside of school?:
Motorcycling, fishing, watching movies
Who is your most significant mentor?:
Professor Sukumar Ghosh has been a significant mentor for me. When I began my studies at the University of Iowa, I was unclear what research area I was most interested in. After taking several classes with Dr. Ghosh, I knew I wanted to work with self-stabilizing distributed systems. His patience and guidance have helped me learn the requisite background in the field, and his enthusiasm and interest in always finding new problems has kept me motivated and engaged.
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Are there any challenges you have faced as a graduate student at Iowa?:
One of the biggest challenges I found when I came to graduate school was learning to approach tasks from a research-oriented perspective. As a graduate student, mastery of the material is important, but so is taking it a step further and adding to it. What you take out of classes as a graduate student is different than what you take out of classes as an undergraduate. The class material no longer stands alone, but rather is integrated into a bigger picture. Being aware of how class material (and your own research) fits into this big picture is important for a graduate student.