Vikram Subramanya

Graduate Student (Masters)
Computer Engineering and Engineering, University of California at San Diego
Systems and Networking Group (SYSNET)
Adviser: Professor Amin Vahdat

Personal Web Page
(I would like to warn you though that I have not updated it for quite a while now, ever since my undergrad days. I hope to update it soon!)


Current: Master of Science, Computer Science and Engineering, UC-San Diego, CA 92093, USA, (September 2008 - June 2010, Expected)
Previous: Bachelor of Technology, Computer Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Suratkal 575025, India, (August 2004 - May 2008)

Research and Other Interests

I am interested in Networks and Systems, especially as applicable to Data Centers. At UCSD, I am working with Prof. Amin Vahdat's team on a fat-tree topology for Data Center networks. During my undergrad days, I briefly worked on Machine Learning, Information Retrieval and Graph Theory.

Outside of computer science, I love public policy (especially economic and foreign) and social entrepreneurship.


[1] Submitted for review at ACM SIGCOMM 2009: "PortLand: A Scalable Fault-Tolerant Layer-2 Data Center Network Fabric."

[2] Andrew Trotman, Vikram Subramanya. "Sigma Encoded Inverted Files." In Proceedings of 16th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (Lisbon, Portugal, November 6-10, 2007). ACM CIKM '07. Pg: 983-986. [Link]

[3] Sangeeta Shrivastava, Vikram Subramanya, CRJ Prakash Naidu. "Biometric Verification using Contour-based Hand Geometry & Palmprint Texture." In Int'l Conf. on Advances in Computer Vision and Information Technology (India, Nov 2007). IEEE ACVIT 2007. Pg: 505-514. [Link]

Courses at UCSD (Upto Winter 2009 Quarter)

- Computer Networks (CSE 123 with Prof. George Varghese)
- Algorithms (CSE 202 with Prof. Fan Chung Graham)
- Operating Systems (CSE 120 with Prof. Joseph Pasquale)
- Graduate Operating Systems (CSE 221 with Prof. Geoffery Voelker)
- Internet Algorithmics (CSE 222B with Prof. George Varghese)
- Audit: Networking Services (CSE 124 with Prof. Amin Vahdat)
- Audit: Computer Architecture (CSE 141 with Prof. Dean Tullsen)

Contact Information

Office (Mailing Address):
EBU3B Room 3242, CSE Building, UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0404 La Jolla, CA 92093-0404

vikram.s3 [AT]
vikram.s3 [AT]