I am an assistant professor in the computer science department, Aalto University. My broad area of research interests is in theoretical computer science. More specifically, I study various aspects of efficient computations: approximation algorithms, hardness of approximation, data structures, and online algorithms. I completed my PhD from the department of computer science, University of Chicago in 2012, under the supervision of Julia Chuzhoy (at TTI-C) and Janos Simon. After my Ph.D, I did a short (and yet very pleasant) postdoc at IDSIA. Afterwards, I spent 3.5 years rising from a postdoc to a senior researcher at Max Planck Institute for Informatics.