Assistant Professor — Purdue University
Elmore Family School of Electrical and
Office: BHEE 334B
465 Northwestern Ave.
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907–2035, USA
+1 (765) 496–1159
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I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. My research interests are broadly in the areas of computer networking and systems. I co-lead the PurNET Lab. Before starting at Purdue, I was a Postdoctoral Associate (Sep—Dec 2020) in the Department of Computer Science at Yale University. I hold a Ph.D. (2020) and an M.S. (2017) both in Computer Science from Cornell University. Before joining Cornell, I was an undergraduate student at the Indian Institute of Technology,Kharagpur where I majored in Computer Science and Engineering.
I am a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award (2023) and a Cisco Research award (2023).
|ECE 69500: Datacenter and Cloud Networks||[SP'23] [SP'22]|
|ECE 46300: Introduction to Computer Communication Networks||[FA'22] [FA'21]|
|ECE 50863: Computer Network Systems||[SP'21]|
I am broadly interested in computer networking and systems. My research adopts a holistic approach to designing computer networks and systems, ranging from low-level hardware design to designing higher-level protocols and applications that would run on that hardware. My current research is centered around four broad themes — (i) designing high-speed and programmable hardware architectures for the network data plane [SIGCOMM'22a, SIGCOMM'22b, SIGCOMM'19, SOSR'17]; (ii) using in-network computing to improve both the design and performance of networked and distributed systems and applications [DIDL'21, HotNets'21, ToN'19, SIGCOMM'16]; (iii) enabling resource disaggregation inside datacenters [NSDI'19]; and (iv) resolving fundamental theory and systems challenges in the design and implementation of oblivious reconfigurable networks [APOCS'23, STOC'22]. I work with a great group of students:
|Weigao Su (Ph.D., 2023—)|
|Jason Lei (Ph.D., 2022—)|
|Nouman Abbasi (M.S., 2021—)|
|Usman Jafri (Ph.D., 2021—) w/ Prof. Rao|
List of former students can be found here.
|Tutorials co-chair for SIGCOMM'23|
|Served on the technical program committee of OSDI'22, ICNP'21|
|IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking reviewer in 2022, 2020|
|Served on one National Science Foundation grant panel in 2022|
|Served as an external reviewer for CoNEXT'22, SoCC'20|
|Juror for the Student Research Competition at SIGCOMM'22|