Professor, Computer Sciences
H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellow
Phone: (608) 890-0122
Email: akella AT

I lead the Wisconsin Internet and Systems Research (WISR) Lab. Also, I'm one of the Principal Investigators leading CloudLab. I'm broadly interested in Networking and Systems.
I'm married to Shuchi Chawla.

Recent highlights:
  • Feb 2018: Awarded H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship!
  • Feb 2018: Google Faculty Research Award for Low Latency Networking!
  • Feb 2018: Co-chairing Sigmetrics'18 with Adam Wierman. Please consider submitting!
  • Dec 2017: Iron (NSDI), Zeppelin (Sigmetrics) and ServerlessNF (HotNets) accepted!
  • Aug 2017: Elected vice-chair of ACM SIGCOMM.
  • Awards: SACM Student Choice Professor of the Year (COW) Award, 2017; Vilas Associate, 2017; Applied Networking Research Prize, 2015; ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star Award, 2014.


I lead the WISR research group. We work on building software systems that improve the performance, security and correctness of modern cloud computing infrastructure and applications. Our current focus is on network verification/repair/synthesis, systems for efficient big data processing, low latency networking, and serverless computation.

Recent Publications (Complete list here)
  • Synthesis of Fault-Tolerant Distributed Router Configurations. [pdf]
    Kausik Subramanian, Loris D' Antoni and Aditya Akella.
    Sigmetrics 2018, Irvine, California, USA.

  • 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.

Professional Activities

Program co-chair (recent):
Professional service: Recent Program committees:
  • 2019: NSDI
  • 2018: Sigcomm
  • 2017: SOSP