Aditya Akella @ University of Wisconsin-Madison

1210 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI, 53705.
Phone: (608) 890-0122
Email: akella AT

I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at UW-Madison. I'm part of the Wisconsin Institute on Software-defined Datacenters in Madison (WISDoM). And, I'm one of the PIs leading CloudLab.



I'm interested in Computer Networks and Networked Systems. Some of my current projects include:

Older projects on: Data Centers workloads and traffic engineering, Content-based Networking, and Redundancy Elimination.

Some Recent Publications (Complete list here)

Professional Activities

Program co-chair:
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:
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


Current graduate students:
Aaron Gember-Jacobson,
Robert Grandl,
Keqiang He (w/ Tom Ristenpart),
Junaid Khalid,
Chaithan Prakash,
Raajay Vishwanathan,
Liang Wang (w/ Tom Ristenpart),
Wenfei Wu

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

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


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.