Robert Grandl

Contact: rgrandl@cs.wisc.edu

About me


I received my Ph.D. in the Computer Science department at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

My advisor was Prof. Aditya Akella. My Ph.D. work was in the area of big data analytics, more exactly resource management and new data analytics architectures. I am broadly interested in systems and networking.

Publications


Conference and Workshop Papers

[pdf] [slides] Altruistic Scheduling in Multi-Resource Clusters
Robert Grandl, Mosharaf Chowdhury, Aditya Akella and Ganesh Ananthanarayanan.
USENIX OSDI 2016.
[pdf] [slides] Packing and Dependency-aware Scheduling for Data-Parallel Clusters
Robert Grandl, Srikanth Kandula, Sriram Rao, Aditya Akella and Janardhan Kulkarni.
USENIX OSDI 2016.
[pdf] [slides] Quickr: Lazily Approximating Complex Ad-Hoc Queries in Big-Data Clusters
Srikanth Kandula, Anil Shanbhag, Aleksandar Vitorovic, Matthaios Olma, Robert Grandl, Surajit Chaudhuri and Bolin Ding.
ACM SIGMOD 2016.
[pdf] [slides] Multi-Resource Packing for Cluster Schedulers
Robert Grandl, Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Srikanth Kandula, Sriram Rao and Aditya Akella.
ACM SIGCOMM 2014.
[pdf] [slides] OpenNF: Enabling Innovation in Network Function Control
Aaron Gember-Jacobson, Raajay Viswanathan, Chaithan Prakash, Robert Grandl, Junaid Khalid, Sourav Das and Aditya Akella.
ACM SIGCOMM 2014.
[pdf] [slides] FCP: A Flexible Transport Framework for Accommodating Diversity
Dongsu Han, Robert Grandl, Aditya Akella and Srinivasan Seshan.
ACM SIGCOMM 2013.

Posters and Demos

[pdf]
Harmony: Coordinating Network, Compute, and Storage in Software-Defined Clouds
Robert Grandl, Yizheng Chen, Junaid Khalid, Suli Yang, Ashok Anand, Theophilus Benson, and Aditya Akella.
ACM SOCC 2013 (poster).
[pdf] Design and Implementation of a Framework for Software-Defined Middlebox Networking
Aaron Gember-Jacobson, Robert Grandl, Junaid Khalid and Aditya Akella.
ACM SIGCOMM 2013 (demo).
[pdf] Supporting Network Evolution and Incremental Deployment with XIA
Robert Grandl, Dongsu Han, Suk-Bok Lee, Hyeontaek Lim, Michel Machado, Matthew Mukerjee and David Naylor.
ACM SIGCOMM 2012 (demo).
[pdf] The Anzere Personal Storage System
Oriana Riva, Qin Yin, Dejan Juric, Ercan Ucan, Robert Grandl and Timothy Roscoe.
USENIX OSDI 2010 (poster).

Internships


Summer 2016, Google Inc., Mountain View.
Summer 2015, Microsoft Research, Redmond.
Summer 2014, Microsoft Research, Redmond.
Summer 2013, Microsoft Research, Redmond.
Summer 2012, IBM Research, Watson.