Leo Prasath Arulraj

I am a Ph.D. candidate working on File and Storage systems (Benchmarking, Emulation, Virtualized Storage Performance, Lustre HPC Cluster File System, Disk Corruption etc.) under the wonderful guidance of Prof.Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau and Prof.Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau.

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Conference Papers

Journal Papers


  • Performance Study of Stacked File Systems as Virtual Storage: Leo Arulraj, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau; WISDOM Workshop, UW Madison.
  • Cluster Storage System, RAID and Solid State Drive Emulation with David: Leo Arulraj, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau; 9th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies, FAST 2011. pdf version
  • Porting File System Structures to Nameless Writes: Yiying Zhang, Leo Arulraj, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau; 9th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation, OSDI 2010.
  • Improving the Latency of 802.11 Hand-offs using Sentinel based Architecture Lenin Ravindranath, Fredrick Prashanth, Leo Arulraj, Praveen Durairaj, Arul Siromoney; 12th IEEE/ACM HiPC, Goa, December 2005

Work Experience

  • 2011-2012 : I worked on developing parts of the Monitoring, Metrics, Alarming, Periodic Actions and Hadoop/Hive based large scale log processing parts of the AWS DynamoDB NOSQL database service.
  • 2006-2008 : I worked for 2 years at the Amazon.com Development Center in Chennai, India with wonderful colleagues in the Digital Technology (Kindle) Team and learned a lot on Product development, testing, deployment and people skills.

Research and Teaching Experience

  • 2009-Present : I was a Research Assistant for a few semesters during this period under Profs. Andrea and Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau (my advisors) working on several projects broadly in the area of File and Storage systems.
  • Fall 2015 : I was Student Assistant Lecturer for CS 354: Machine Organization and Programming for a semester during which I lectured one of the sections. I also worked together with the other section's Lecturer and the TAs to prepare and grade exams and assignments.
  • 2012-2014 : I was a Teaching Assistant for CS 536:Intro to Compilers and Programming Languages for a few semesters during this period. I held office hours to help students learn better and graded projects/assignments.
  • Fall 2008 : I was a Lab Teaching Assistant for CS 302:Introductory Programming in Java course for a semester during which I monitored undergraduate students during lab sessions, held office hours to help students learn better and creating lab assignments along with other Teaching Assistants.

Internship Experience

  • Summer 2010: I was fortunate to intern at NEC Labs, Princeton during the Summer of 2010 with the Storage Technology Group under the mentorship of Nitin Agrawal and Cristian Ungureanu.

Personal Information

Major Courses

Minor Courses

  • MHR 734: Venture Creation (Fall 2012)
  • MHR 722: Entrepreneurial Management (Fall 2012)
  • BUS 765: Sustainability Speaker Series: A community Forum (Fall 2012)
  • MHR 715: Strategic Management of Innovation (Spring 2013)
  • MHR 741: Technology Entrepreneurship (Spring 2013)
  • MHR 977: Emerging Entrepreneurship (Spring 2013)
  • CNSR SCI 657: Consumer Behavior (Summer 2013)
Page last updated : Spring 2017.