My current focus in on the principles of distributed computing: I want to understand the fundamental properties of networks that limit how efficiently we can solve various distributed tasks (e.g., solving optimization problems such as the minimum spanning tree on a network). My other interests include approximation algorithms and leveraging continuous optimization for discrete problems.
Short BiographyI am a postdoc at ETH Zurich, in the research group of Prof. Mohsen Ghaffari. Previously, I was a Ph.D. student in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University under the advisorship of Prof. Bernhard Haeupler with the thesis titled Towards Universal Optimality in Distributed Optimization. Even earlier, I obtained my B.Sc. and M.Sc. from University of Zagreb under the advisorship of Prof. Mile Šikić.
I am extremely honored to have received the 2021 ACM-EATCS Principles of Distributed Computing Doctoral Dissertation Award. Earlier, I was also awarded the 2018 DFINITY Scholarship.Links: my CV my fledgling blog