Ram Durairajan is a graduate student in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received the M.S. degree in 2014, and is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree. Before joining UW-Madison, Ram earned his B.Tech. in Information Technology from the College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), Anna University in 2010.

I am graduating in Spring of 2017 and currently on the academic job market. (Application materials)


Ram is currently a research assistant and a member of Wisconsin Advanced Internet Laboratory (WAIL), where he is advised by Prof. Paul Barford. Ram is also part of the Wisconsin Institute on Software-defined Datacenters Of Madison (WISDOM). Ram's research vision is to create a "robust Internet" by understanding the Internet's structure and behavior through principled measurements. To that end, in his thesis work, Ram is developing frameworks for (i) measuring and analyzing the topological structure of the Internet, (ii) measuring and understanding end-to-end path dynamics, and (iii) designing scalable, robust and easy-to-deploy systems to mitigate network risks and outages.

Broadly speaking, Ram has addressed research questions in several areas of computer networking including network measurements and analysis, network economics, large-scale network simulations, debugging and testing in software-defined networks, mobile and wireless communication, Internet of things, visualization and security, and datacenter transport protocols.

Some of Ram's thesis-related projects include: Other recent projects: [MNTP -- IMC'16], [Bigfoot -- VizSec'16], [OFf -- CoNEXT'14], [pfs -- SummerSim'15], [ATCP -- IWQoS'13]






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