Brent is a Ph.D. alumnus of the group, defending his thesis in February 2019.
Upon graduation, he accepted a full-time position at Verb Surgical, a
joint venture between Google and Johnson & Johnson that is located
on the Google campus in Mountain View, CA.
During his Ph.D. research, Brent explored many-core parallel solutions for graph and scientific visualization algorithms, including maximal clique enumeration, image segmentation, and external facelist calculation.
These works led him to study the optimal patterns for index-based search
for scientific visualization and analysis workloads for his dissertation
Further, Brent's work on external facelist calculation led to a new idea for hashing on many-core platforms, HashFight, which Brent pursued in work that complemented his thesis question.
He spent the summers of 2016 and 2017 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory working with Dr. Wes Bethel.
Prior to joining
the CDUX research group, Brent studied data mining and machine learning, with a particular
focus on adversarial (robust) machine learning and spam detection. He received a B.A. in
Business Administration (2009) and M.S. in Computer Science (2011), both from the
University of Washington. Hobbies include singing, running, and learning languages.