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 an Adjunct Assistant Professor in University of California, Los Angeles. My primary research focus is on the next-generation Internet architecture as part of the Named Data Networking (NDN) project, the most prominent realization of the Information-Centric Networking (ICN) vision. My research interests include a variety of topics that are vital for the success of NDN, including scalability of name-based routing, auto-configuration, distributed data synchronization, application and network security. I'm also leading the development effort of the overall NDN codebase.