Gautam Akiwate             

Me! I am a Graduate Student at the University of California, San Diego in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. I have worked on a range of things from mobile computing, storage systems, kernels to network measurements! I now primarily work on measurement and I am advised by Geoff Voelker and Stefan Savage.


PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at
University of California, San Diego
MS in Computer Science and Engineering at
University of California, San Diego
BTech in Information Technology at
College of Engineering, Pune



  • DNS Baseline Dynamics
    Gautam Akiwate, Mattijs Jonker, Ian Foster, Geoffrey M.Voelker, Stefan Savage
    IMC '19, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 2019.


Teaching Experience

Awarded the Graduate Award for Teaching in 2015.

Teaching Assistant

CSE 221 - Operating Systems - Winter 2015

CSE 123 - Computer Networks - Fall 2014

CSE 100 - Advanced Data Structures - Spring 2014

CSE 141 - Introduction to Computer Architecture - Winter 2014

Professional Experience

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Member of Technical Staff
Core Engineering
August 2015 to May 2017
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Engineering Intern
Automation and Tools Team
June 2014 to September 2014
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Linux Performance Team
June 2012 to August 2013


Inferring Persistent Internet Interdomain Congestion

Worked on the issue of investigating persistent Internet interdomain congestion with CAIDA (Center forApplied Internet Data Analysis). Specifically, the goal was to investigate congestion that seemed recur-ring and persistent over sustained periods of time. As part of this work, we used active measurements toanalyze network congestion across various interdomain links on the Internet. [Paper]

A New Look at DMCA Section 512 Process

This work focussed on the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and the potential "chilling effects" that might arise from the DMCA Section 512 process which allows copyright holders to take down content which they believe infringes their copyright. The goal driven was to enable a data-driven analysis of this extra-judicial takedown provision thereby enable recommendations that are primarily based in solid data. As a first step towards this goal, we establish a framework to begin understanding the takedown process and its effect on the Internet. [Report]


Worked on a CUBESAT standard satellite "Swayam", that was launched by ISRO in June 2016. I worked on the design and implementation of the Onboard Computer and was part of the Systems Engineering group as well. [Link]

Other Projects

Next Generation Sequencing Performance Investigation

Benchmarking FirefoxOS

Machine Translation for Standardization of Localization

Monitoring Framework for BTRFS


Chez Bob

I help manage Chez Bob. For more information visit:


I served as the Co-Chair for ARCHAC (Associated Residential Community Housing Advisory Committee) University Committee. If you have questions, concerns, suggestions for Graduate Student Housing at UCSD please email Also, feel free to reach out to me if there is something I can help answer.


Google Summer of Code, 2012


Email: gakiwate -- at --