I was born in a small town called Liepaya that is situated on the shore of the Baltic Sea in Latvia.
I received my B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in Computer Science from Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia in 2005 and 2007, respectively.
Currently I'm working on my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Internet Research Lab, advised by Dr. Lixia Zhang. My research interests include network systems, network security, mobile systems, multimedia systems, and peer-to-peer environments.