George Varghese



New job : After many happy years at UCSD, I joined Microsoft Research in Aug 2012 where I am located in the Silicon Valley campus.

Kobayashi Award : 2014 Koji Kobayashi Award for Computers and Commpunications for “contributions to the field of network algorithmics and its applications to high-speed packet networks”. Past winners

SIGCOMM Award : 2014 SIGCOMM Lifetime Award "for sustained and diverse contributions to network algorithmics, with far reaching impact in both research and industry". Past winners

SIGCOMM Best Paper : "CONGA: Distributed Congestion-Aware Load Balancing for Datacenters" is one of two SIGCOMM Best Paper Awards for 2014. More details .

Brief Bio

Academic indices: h-index, Erdos number, etc.

Book : Network Algorithmics (how to implement fast routers and servers). Reviews on the Amazon site and on Slashdot.

Publications in the last 10 years, chronological

Publications by topic:

fast routers ; router analytics and network security ; distributed algorithms and self-stabilization ; computer architecture and applied algorithms


Press Articles on Research

Industrial Impact (real systems that use our inventions)

Academic Impact (references in textbooks, Wikipedia, and papers)


Students, past and present

Courses and Tutorials

Older Research directions

Research Funding


Email, Surface Mail



Prepared by George Varghese, George Varghese
Last Modified August 2011.