Aditya Akella @ the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Associate Professor, Computer Sciences.
Phone: (608) 890-0122
Email: akella AT

I'm part of the Wisconsin Institute on Software-defined Datacenters in Madison (WISDoM). Also, I'm one of the Principal Investigators leading CloudLab. I'm broadly interested in Networking and Systems.
I'm married to Shuchi Chawla.



Some of my current projects include:

Older projects on: Data Centers workloads and traffic engineering, Content-based Networking, Information-Bound References, Video CDNs, iProxy, and vQoE, and Redundancy Elimination.

Recent Publications (Complete list here)

Professional Activities

Program co-chair:
NSDI 2017
NeTS Early Career Workshop 2015
ICNP 2015
ICNP 2015
IMC 2014
HotSDN 2014
Open Networking Summit Research Track, 2013
DIMACS Workshop on Systems and Networking Advances in Cloud Computing, 2011
HotNets 2011

Organizing committees:
Workshops co-chair, SIGCOMM 2013
Workshops co-chair, MobiCom 2011
Poster/Demo co-chair, SIGCOMM 2011
Area Editor, MC2R (2011 - ??)
Panel co-chair, COMSNETS 2011
Web co-chair, MobiCom 2010

Program committees:
2016: NSDI
2015: SOSR, Sigcomm, NSDI
2014: Sigcomm
2013: HotNets, IMC, MobiCom, Sigcomm, HotMiddlebox, HotSDN, SIGMETRICS, NSDI, IC2E
2012: CoNEXT, IMC, ICNP, Sigcomm, Sigcomm Posters & Demos, MobiGame, SECON, Hot-ICE
2011: CoNEXT, Sigcomm, SAFECONFIG, NSDI, HotCloud, Hot-ICE, HomeNets, INFOCOM, COMSNETS
2010: Sigcomm (Student Research Competition Judge), ReArch, PRESTO, INFOCOM, COMSNETS, IFIP Networking
2008: HotNets, NPSec, Sigmetrics Student Thesis Panel, INFOCOM
2007: Sigcomm, INFOCOM
2006: Sigcomm, CoNext Student Workshop


Brent Stephens

Current graduate students:
Anubhavnidhi Abhashkumar,
Mark Coatsworth,
Aaron Gember-Jacobson,
Robert Grandl,
Yanfeng Le (w/ Mike Swift),
Keqiang He,
Junaid Khalid,
Roney Michael,
Kausik Subramanian, (w/ Loris D'Antoni)
David Tran-Lam,
Lalitha Vishwanathan, (w/ Jeff Naughton)
Raajay Vishwanathan, (the last two are unrelated :-))
Liang Wang

PhD Alumni:
Ashok Anand (recipient of Google PhD Fellowship), PhD, January 2012. Researcher at Bell Labs Research, India
Theophuilus Benson (recipient of IBM PhD Fellowship), PhD, July 2012. Assistant Professor (starting F'13) at Duke University, CS
Shan-Hsiang Shen, PhD, December 2014. Post-doc at Academia Sinica
Wenfei Wu, PhD, December 2015. Faculty at Tsinghua IIIS

Masters Alumni:
Archit Gupta, May 08
Pratap Ramamurthy Dec 08
Chitra Muthukrishnan May 2010
Holly Esquivel Jul 2010 (NDSEG Fellow)
Anand Krishnamurthy, Jul 2014
Weiyang Chiew, Jul 2014
Chaithan Prakash,Jul 2015


Fall 2016: CS838: Big Data Systems.
Spring 2016: CS640: Introduction to Computer Networks.
Fall 2015: CS838: Big Data Systems.
Spring 2015: CS740: Advanced Computer Networks. (older offerings: S13, S12, S11, S10, F08, S08, S07).
Fall 2014: CS640: Introduction to Computer Networks. (older offerings: F10, F07, F06).
Fall 2012: CS838: Systems and Networking Challenges in Cloud Computing.
Fall 2009: CS838: Rethinking the Internet Architecture.