Who I Am
I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University since 2014, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University in Iceland since 2011. I am co-PI of the Simbiosys lab at Emory University.
In earlier lives, I obtained my B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from University of Iceland in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in 2009. I was a post-doctoral scientist at IBM Research between 2009-2011.
What I Do
My academic research is focused on distributed systems and data science, and I am particularly interested in socially motivated real-world problems that embody deep trade-offs. My primary interests are on making distributed data replication smarter -- including caching, live streaming and multicast -- and on practical ways to improve security. I also work on data science, more specifically quantitative epidemiology and network science. Check out my projects for more information.
My research is supported by an NSF CAREER award, contracts from the CDC, RANNIS grants and other funding from industry.
I am also a co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Syndis, a growing multinational company focused on research and services in offensive information security. Here is a brief video by the Vocativ news network that shows us hacking.
I have had the fortune of learning from some remarkable people, and I enjoy passing on what I know to my students. Some of my talks are online.
What I Have Done
How To Reach Me
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
400 Dowman Drive, E416
Atlanta, GA 30322
E-mail: ymir ⓐ ymsir : com
(I read all e-mail, but I get more email than to which I can respond)
working with me
Are you a great coder with an interest in large-scale systems or security? Or are you interested in diving into data science and some really cool public health, epidemiology or distributed systems datasets? Our Simbiosys lab at Emory has several open Ph.D. positions for promising students interested in these areas. Interested? Apply to Emory CSI.
Are you a hacker? Whether you hack software or do hands on security, Syndis is hiring!
If you are a student at Emory University or Reykjavik University, feel free to stop by my office to discuss research projects. Just drop me a note!