Niel Lebeck

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About Me

I am a Ph.D. student advised by Arvind Krishnamurthy and Hank Levy in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. I received my B.S. in Computer Science in 2014 from Duke University, where I was advised by Pankaj K. Agarwal and Thomas Mølhave.


My research interests are in operating systems and distributed systems. I'm currently working on two projects: a modified version of the Android platform with improved memory management, and a distributed application framework that makes it easier for clients to display output that is both responsive and reliable. In the past, I worked on Diamond, a wide-area distributed data management system, with Irene Zhang, Pedro Fonseca, Brandon Holt, and Raymond Cheng.

Before joining the Systems Lab at UW, I worked in robotics, geographic information systems (GIS), and computational biology.