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Daniel Halperin ("Dan")

Director of Research, Scalable Analytics
UW eScience Institute
email: dhalperi@escience.washington.edu
office: CSE 434

I am the Director of Research for Scalable Analytics at the UW eScience Institute. I joined as a postdoc in 2012 and assumed my new responsibilities in January 2014. I am the technical lead for the Myria project for Big Data as a Service, work on SQLShare, and have led several Data Science Incubator projects with scientists around UW.

Prior to eScience, I earned my Ph.D. studying wireless networks at the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, where I was advised by David Wetherall and Tom Anderson. My thesis work showed how to use low-level RF measurements to accurately, quickly, and efficiently configure wireless networks. As part of my thesis work, I developed an IEEE 802.11n measurement and experimentation platform, which I released to the community (see the CCR 2011 paper below).

I am a strong believer in reproducible science, and have made the code for many of my projects available on GitHub. This includes around 45 patches to the Linux Kernel.

You may be interested in my random useful things for academics.

My classmates and I were apparently into computing at a very early age.

Publications

Other Talks

Awards

Best Paper Award, USENIX NSDI, 2013.
Intel Foundation PhD Fellowship Award, 2009–2010.
Most Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland), 2008.
UW Clairmont L. Egtvedt Fellowship, 2006–2007.

Service

Program Committee, IEEE eScience'14
Program Committee, SSDBM'13, '14
Web Chair and Social Media Chair, DySPAN '12
Program Committee, MobiCom '11 S3 Workshop
Program Committee, MobiSys '10 Ph.D. Forum

Teaching

I taught CSE 484 / CSE M 584, Computer Security in Autumn 2011.

Education

Ph.D., June 2012, University of Washington.
I was advised by David Wetherall and Thomas Anderson.

M.S., Spring 2008, University of Washington.

B.S., Joint Computer Science and Mathematics, 2006, Harvey Mudd College.
I worked with and learned from many great professors, but especially thank Ran Libeskind-Hadas and Zachary Dodds.

Affiliations

I am a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), USENIX, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and most importantly the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Extracurricular

In my free time I captain the UW CSE Softball Team (The 2009 Infield Fly Conjecture and The 2010 No Missed Caches), go rock climbing, and try to keep my Spanish in shape. I really enjoy tutoring almost any subject I know anything about.