• ScaleUp is now in the Chrome Web Store! Check out the website here
  • WiFly is released for Android! Download it from the Play Store and measure your in-flight Wi-Fi


I am a third-year graduate student at Northwestern University, pursuing my Ph.D. in Computer Science in the Northwestern Aqualab under my advisor, Dr. Fabián Bustamante. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from DePauw University in 2016.


In my research I am exploring how mobile content delivery can be optimized with network measurements. Currently, I am focused on a project examining in-flight WiFi and a similar project studying turbulence. I developed and released an Android application (see WiFly) to crowdsource network measurements on inflight WiFi as well as a website (see In-Flight Communications).


In-Flight Communications

Continuous connectivity for commercial airlines opens an exciting new field of study in networked systems. It tackles the difficult challenges in providing connectivity while traveling at 30,000 ft and speeds that exceed 500 mph. While existing solutions clearly address the problem of Internet accessibility, little information exists on the network performance of these systems aside from anecdotal evidence.

Measure your In-Flight Connectivity performance with WiFly!



  • Dave A. Berque and James T. Newman
    GlassClass: Exploring the Design, Implementation, and Acceptance of Google Glass in the Classroom
    In Proc. HCI International, August 2015

In the Press

  • Could crowdsourced data turn in-flight Wi-Fi around?
    February 29, 2016 | Chicago Tribune
  • Understanding Inflight WiFi's Poor Performance.
    February 23, 2016 | McCormick By Design


Reading --- I enjoy reading many different genres. Ancient classics, fantasy, and mystery are my favorites.

Exercising --- I like playing tennis and lifting weights.