My research spans the areas of distributed systems, networking, and
data-intensive computing. My research efforts broadly fall into i) improving
datacenter networks to better support data-intensive applications, and ii)
enabling developers to build, deploy, and operate applications that support
significantly larger data sizes than is otherwise possible in a sustainable way
(e.g., low cost and low energy requirements).
I am a member of the Center for Networked
Systems as well as the Systems and Networking Group
in the Department of Computer Science and
Engineering at the University of California,
San Diego. Before becoming a Research Scientist I was
Amin Vahdat's post-doc.
Previous to joining U.C. San Diego, I obtained my Ph.D. from the RAD Lab in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Department at U.C. Berkeley.
My research advisor was Randy H.
Katz. Before that I was an undergraduate in the Department of Computer Sciences at U.T. Austin, studying under
J Strother Moore.
Publications: Link to publication page
CV: Link to CV
- Rishi Kapoor (Ph.D., in-progress, joint with Amin Vahdat)
- Changkun Chen, M.S. (graduated 6/2012)
- We've designed a scheduling approach for networks that support microsecond-scale circuit switching, which will appear at ACM HotNets'12.
- Our work on generalizing TritonSort to support general-purpose processing will appear at ACM SoCC'12. Also, our work on building very low-latency applications (such as Memcached) will also appear at Socc'12.
- Our work on adding general-purpose processing into the network fabric itself (NetBump) will appear at ANCS'12. Also, our work on building customizable middleboxes will appear at ANCS'12 too.
- Just got word that our work on building the TritonSort sorting system, and in particular a detailed energy measurement study of it setting the 2011 sort benchmark, will appear in ACM's TOCS journal.
- I'm a co-recipient of a 2012 Google Focused Research Award in Networking to support work on low-latency circuit switching in datacenters.
- I'm going to be a member of the NSDI'13 technical program committee.
- I've been selected to serve on the OSDI'12 External Review Committee.
- Our paper on the potential TDMA-based transport protocols in datacenter networks is going to appear at EuroSys'12 in Bern, Switzerland in April.
- Our paper on datacenter storage provisioning has recently appeared at USENIX FAST 2012.
- I'm going to be on the program committee for HotCloud'12.
- The TritonSort project won five new world records as part of the 2011
SortBenchmark.org GraySort competition! These include two new energy
benchmarks (JouleSort), a MinuteSort, and two GraySort entries.
More info is available at this CalIT2 press release, the
original sortbenchmark.org site, and
the TritonSort project page.
Fun fact: My Erdos number is 3 (Me → Scott Shenker → Foong Frances Yao → Paul Erdös) and my Bacon Number is 3, making my Erdos-Bacon number 6.
Last modified: Sep 24, 2012