Ph.D Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara
B.S. Computer Science (cum laude)
Minor in Mathematics
University of California, San Diego,




  • Java
  • Python
  • PHP
  • C
  • C++
  • Assembly (SPARC)


  • HTML
  • CCS
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • D3
  • React
  • Gatsby


  • Android Development
  • Cloud Computing (AWS)
  • Django
  • NodeJs
  • SQL
  • XML
  • JSON
  • NumPy
  • Pandas
  • OpenCV
  • TCP/IP Stack
  • 802.11
  • DataTurbine

Development Environment

  • Linux
  • Windows
  • OS X
  • JetBrains IDEs
  • Android Studio
  • Eclipse
  • Git


  • LaTeX
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office


  • Sensor Networks
  • Photography
  • UAS (Multi-copter) FAA Certified Pilot - Part 107
  • Russian Language
  • Outdoorsman
  • PADI Scuba Certified

Formal Training


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Programming Languages
  • Assembly
  • Compilers
  • Computer Design
  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Communication and Networks
  • Basic Data Structures & Object Oriented Design
  • Advanced Data Structures
  • Software Engineering
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computability & Intractability
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Advanced Linear Algebra
  • Graph Theory
  • Statistics
  • Combinatorics
  • Number Theory
  • Physics (Electromagnetic, Optics, Mechanical, Thermodynamics)
  • Analog Design
  • Circuits and Systems


  • Computational Geometry
  • Distributed Computing and Computer Networks
  • Mobile Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Networks
  • Mobile Imaging
  • Data Intensive Computing
  • Java Distributed Computing
  • Sociology & Biology Networks
  • Education: Blended Learning Course Design

Taught (As TA)

  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Into to Computer Science


Academic Experience

Eight-year academic with work experience including leadership, research, outreach, policy development, and administrative roles. Interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaborations with various departments at UCSD, UCSB, and LTER member sites as well as with international organizations in Australia, Mongolia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Zambia.

UC Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Sep 2013 - Present
PhD Research on Wireless Aerial Disaster Networks Project

Designed applied solutions for locating and communicating with affected individuals during environmental disasters using unmanned aerial drones. – 20hrs per week

Sep 2013 - Jun 2017
Research Assistant on SecurePost Project, MOMENT Lab, Computer Science Department

Collaborated with interdisciplinary team of 10 PhD students, 5 faculty, and over 15 international community partner organizations to design and implement technologies for managing real-world obstructions to freedom of speech in developing regions – 20hrs per week.

Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Computer Science Department Student Senate, Graduate Student Recruitment Committee,

Member of graduate student forum for department committees, policies and events. – 3-6hrs per week

Walailak University

Tha Sala, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand

Jan 2013 - Sep 2013
Fulbright Scholar, Center of Excellence in Ecoinformatics

Led international research partnership to develop real-time flood detection for protecting aquaculture in the Gulf of Thailand– 40+hrs per week.

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010
NSF Funded Internship, Center of Excellence in Ecoinformatics

Deployed coral reef observatory at Racha Yai (island near Phuket) – 40+hrs per week.

UC San Diego

San Diego, CA, USA

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012
Research Assistant, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology [CALIT2]

Developed technologies for real-time data streaming and analysis as part of the Open Source Data Turbine Initiative – 20hrs per week.

Jul 2009 - Aug 2009
Pacific Rim Undergraduate Experiences [PRIME] Scholar, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan

Automated coral spawning detection using computer vision coupled with coral fluorescence – 40hrs per week.

Industry Experience

Sep 2006 - Present
Idependent Contractor

Administered a private consulting business for occasional jobs including web development, small business computer network instillation and troubleshooting, and photography. Requires high level of flexibility, understanding client needs, communicating expectations, meeting deadlines, and communicating technical constraints and solutions in clear understandable language.

Feb 2009 - Nov 2012
Front-End Web Developer

Lead front-end web developer for MobileTrac, a startup specializing in vehicle history reports. Worked in a team with marketing, business, and back-end programmers to develop a commercial website selling instant vehicle history reports. Required meeting tight deadlines, co-ordinating with members who had varying perspectives and technical literacy. Duties included: programing as well graphical and interface design.


(POSTER) Paul, U. Nekrasov, M. Belding, E. "Emergence: A Delay Tolerant Web Application for Disaster Relief." HotMobile. 2019.
Nekrasov, M, et al. "Anonymity and Reputation on Social Media in an Age of Global Internet Dependence". Journal of Internet Services and Applications. 2018.
Nekrasov, M, et al. "SecurePost: Verified Group-Anonymity on Social Media." 7th USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet FOCI 17. USENIX Association, 2017.
Nekrasov, M, Parks, L., and Belding, E. "Limits to internet freedoms: Being heard in an increasingly authoritarian world". Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Computing Within Limits. ACM, 2017.
Zheleva, M., Nekrasov, M. (2013). "MobiSys 2013." IEEE Pervasive Computing 12 (4), 0084-88.
Nekrasov, M., Chumkiew, S., Shin, P. "Android at Bandon Bay: Low-Cost Environmental Monitoring and Event Detection Using Smartphones." GSWC. 2013.
(POSTER) Nekrasov, M., Chumkiew, S., Shin, P. "Instrumenting Thailand’s Coastline: Mobile Devices for Environmental and Disaster Monitoring." MobiSys. 2013.
Jaroensutasinee, M., Jaroensutasinee, K., Bainbridge, S., Fountain, T., Chumkiew, S., Noonsang, P. Kuhapon, U. Vannarat, S. Poyai, S. Nekrasov, M. "Sensor Networks Applications for Reefs at Racha Island, Thailand." Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium. Cairns, Australia. 9-13 July 2012.
Jaroensutasinee, K., Jaroensutasinee, M., Bainbridge, S., Fountain, T., Holbrook, S., Nekrasov, M. "CREON – Integrating Disparate Sources of Remote Coral Reef Sensor Data." Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium. Cairns, Australia. 9-13 July 2012.
Fountain, T., Sameer, T., Shin, P. Nekrasov, M. "The Open Source DataTurbine Initiative: Empowering the Scientific Community with Streaming Data Middleware." Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. 2012.
Jaroensutasinee, M., Jaroensutasinee, K., Fountain, T., Nekrasov, M. et al."Coral Sensor Network at Racha Island, Thailand." Proceedings of the Environmental Information Management Conference. 2011.
Lu, S. Perry, M. Nekrasov, et al.. (2011). "Automatic analysis of Camera Image Data: an Example of Honey Bee (Apis cerana) Images from Shanping Wireless Sensor Network." Taiwan Journal of Forest Science. 6 (26); 305-311. 2011.

Awards & Scholarships

  • MobiSys 2013 Best Poster 2013
  • NSF Graduate Fellowship Recipient 2012
  • Fulbright Scholar 2012
  • UCSB Fellowship Recipient 2012
  • Graduated Cum Laude 2011
  • UCSD Robins Scholarship 2010
  • BAE Systems Scholarship 2009
  • UCSD Programs Abroad Returnee of the Year 2010
  • Inducted Tau Beta Pi (TBP) 2009
  • Inducted Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) 2009
  • UCSD Provost Honors 2006- 2009
  • Boeing Scholarship 2008
  • UCSD International Center Scholarship 2007