I'm Shaddi. I was born in Knoxville, TN, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. For the past few years, I've been a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of California Berkeley under Prof. Eric Brewer, in the TIER group. I'm now one of the co-founders of Endaga, working on community cellular networks.

Some of the computer science topics I'm interested in are networks and technology for developing regions. I also like birding, backpacking, biking, climbing, bluegrass, and picking up new skills via hobby projects.

For those of who want a definition of myself in terms of jobs and the like, I've done reasearch with DiRT at UNC and DILab at UTK; internships at Nicira, Microsoft, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, and UNC's Center for Sustainable Enterprise; and while in high school was a theater usher at Regal in Knoxville. That last one convinced me, if I had any doubts, of the importance of going to college. The rest make me glad I did.

I share a birthday with Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and World Car-Free Day.