Dr. Avani Wildani is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Neuroscience and co-PI of the SimBioSys lab at Emory University. Her group focuses on information models in cloud and communication systems, particularly those with biological connections, with a long term goal of categorizing neural information. Prior to that, she was a Pioneer Postdoctoral Fellow in computational neuroscience at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences. She earned her B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and her Ph.D. in Computer Science at UC Santa Cruz under Dr. Ethan Miller. Her interests are centered around information storage and retrieval across different storage models, with application domains including access prediction, data deduplication, archival economics, power management, wireless mesh networks, auditory receptive field characterization, and pollution monitoring.