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.  I also got M.S. degree in Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012 and in 2013 got my Ph.D degree in Computer Science from UCLA (see my profile page for more details).

Currently I'm working as a postdoc in Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Internet Research Lab with Dr. Lixia Zhang. My research interests include network systems and protocols, future Internet architectures such as Named Data Networking, network security, mobile systems, multimedia systems, and peer-to-peer environments.