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I am a system architect at Avici Systems, a company that designs high-end, scalable core routers.  I do a variety of things there including overall system architecture, component architecture including our proprietary scalable switch fabric, fabric interface chips and traffic managers and lead all of our architectural simulation efforts.

I was a member of the Board of Directors of Dharmacon, a company that produces siRNA and custom RNA oligos, until the company was acquired by Fisher Scientific in May, 2004.  I developed their original database system that managed Dharmacon's operations from synthesis and quality assurance to quote generation, shipping/invoicing and customer service.

I graduated from MIT with my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in September of 1999.   I was a member of the Computation Structures Group within the Laboratory of Computer Science (now combined with the former Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to form CSAIL.)  My advisors were Professor Arvind and Dr. Larry Rudolph.  My research interests were computer architecture, parallel system architecture, simulation, parallel run-time systems and compilers.  I was an architect of the StarT-Voyager machine as well as the StarT-NG machine.

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