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

I'm part of the Wisconsin Internet and Systems Research (WISR) Lab and 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 (not so recent) highlights:
  • June 2017: Elected vice-chair of ACM SIGCOMM.
  • May 2017: Honored to received the Cow Award (SACM Student Choice Professor of the Year)!
  • Mar 2017: Co-chaired NSDI'17 with Jon Howell. Best NSDI ever! :-)
  • Jan 2017: Named Vilas Associate.
  • Dec 2016: Co-chairing Sigmetrics'18 with Adam Wierman. Please consider submitting!
  • June 2016: My most recent posts to the ACM SIGCOMM Student mentoring column are here.
  • Oct 2014 : Honored to receive the 2014 SIGCOMM Rising Star Award. UW-Madison's press release.


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

Research Group: Wisconsin Internet and Systems Research (WISR) Lab

Recent Publications (Complete list here)
  • Iron: Isolating Network-based CPU in Container Environments. [pdf]
    Junaid Khalid, Eric Rozner, Wesley Felter, Cong Xu, Karthick Rajamani, Alexandre Ferreira and Aditya Akella.
    NSDI 2018, Renton, WA, USA.

  • Granular Computing and Network Intensive Applications:Friends or Foes? [pdf]
    Arjun Singhvi, Sujata Banerjee, Yotam Harchol, Aditya Akella, Mark Peek and Pontus Rydin.
    HotNets 2017, Palo Alto, California, USA.

  • Supporting Diverse Dynamic Intent-based Policies using Janus [pdf]
    Anubhavnidhi Abhashkumar, Joon-Myung Kang, Sujata Banerjee, Aditya Akella, Ying Zhang and Wenfei Wu.
    CoNEXT 2017, Seoul/Incheon, South Korea.

  • Automatically Repairing Network Control Planes Using an Abstract Representation [pdf]
    Aaron Gember-Jacobson, Aditya Akella, Ratul Mahajan and Harry Liu.
    SOSP 2017, Shanghai, China

  • UNO: Unifying Host and Smart NIC Offload for Flexible Packet Processing [pdf]
    Yanfang Le, Hyunseok Chang, Sarit Mukherjee, Limin Wang, Aditya Akella, Michael Swift and T.V. Lakshman.
    SoCC 2017, Santa Clara, CA.

  • Bootstrapping Evolvability for Inter-domain Routing with D-BGP [pdf]
    Raja Sambasivan, David Tran-Lam, Aditya Akella and Peter Steenkiste.
    SIGCOMM 2017, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Low Latency Software Rate Limiters for Cloud Networks [pdf]
    Keqiang He, Weite Qin, Qiwei Zhang, Wenfei Wu, Junjie Yang, Tian Pan, Chengchen Hu, Jiao Zhang, Brent Stephens, Aditya Akella and Ying Zhang.
    APNet 2017, Hong Kong, China.

  • Titan: Fair Packet Scheduling for Commodity Multiqueue NICs [pdf]
    Brent Stephens, Arjun Singhvi, Aditya Akella and Michael Swift.
    USENIX ATC 2017, Santa Clara, CA.

  • P5: Policy-driven optimization of P4 pipeline [pdf]
    Anubhavnidhi Abhashkumar, Jeongkeun Lee, Jean Tourrilhes, Sujata Banerjee, Wenfei Wu, Joon-Myung Kang and Aditya Akella.
    SOSR 2017, Santa Clara, CA.

  • Genesis: Synthesizing Forwarding Tables in Multi-tenant Networks [pdf]
    Kausik Subramanian, Loris D' Antoni and Aditya Akella.
    POPL 2017, Paris, France.

Professional Activities

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