Anubhavnidhi "Archie" Abhashkumar

I am part of the Network Infrastructure R&D team at ByteDance

I received my PhD in Computer Sciences at University of Wisconsin - Madison under Professor Aditya Akella. My areas of interest include Network routing, and Network policy management (verification and synthesis).

General Info

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PhD in Computer Sciences

University of Wisconsin Madison

BE in Computer Science and Engineering

Anna University


  • AED: Incrementally Synthesizing Policy-Compliant and Manageable Configurations

    Anubhavnidhi Abhashkumar, Aaron Gember-Jacobson, and Aditya Akella.
    CoNEXT 2020, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Tiramisu: Fast Multilayer Network Verification [pdf][pptx]

    Anubhavnidhi Abhashkumar, Aaron Gember-Jacobson, and Aditya Akella.
    NSDI 2020, Santa Clara, CA, USA.
  • Liveness Verification of Stateful Networks [pdf]

    Farnaz Yousefi, Anubhavnidhi Abhashkumar, Kausik Subramanian, Kartik Hans, Soudeh Ghorbani, and Aditya Akella.
    NSDI 2020, Santa Clara, CA, USA.
  • Detecting Network Load Violations for Distributed Control Planes [pdf]

    Kausik Subramanian, Anubhavnidhi Abhashkumar, Loris D'Antoni, and Aditya Akella.
    PLDI 2020, London, UK.
  • Supporting Diverse Dynamic Intent-based Policies using Janus [pdf], [pptx]

    Anubhavnidhi Abhashkumar, Joon-Myung Kang, Sujata Banerjee, Aditya Akella, Ying Zhang and Wenfei Wu.
    CoNEXT 2017, Seoul/Incheon, South Korea.
  • P5: Policy-driven optimization of P4 pipeline [pdf], [pptx]

    Anubhavnidhi Abhashkumar, Jeongkeun Lee, Jean Tourrilhes, Sujata Banerjee, Wenfei Wu, Joon-Myung Kang and Aditya Akella.
    SOSR 2017, Santa Clara, CA.
  • Paving the Way for NFV: Simplifying Middlebox Modifications using StateAlyzr [pdf], [pptx]

    Junaid Khalid, Aaron Gember-Jacobson, Roney Michael, Anubhavnidhi Abhashkumar and Aditya Akella.
    NSDI 2016, Santa Clara, CA.

Preprints on arXiv

  • D2R: Dataplane-Only Policy-Compliant Hierarchical Routing [pdf]

    Kausik Subramanian, Anubhavnidhi Abhashkumar, Loris D'Antoni, Aditya Akella.

Work Experience

  • Research Scientist

    I am part of the Network Infrastructure R&D team at ByteDance.
  • Research Assistant

    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    I worked with Professor Aditya Akella on topics related to Network policy management (verification and synthesis), Software Defined Networks (SDN), and Programmable P4 networks.
  • Research Collaborator

    Facebook, Menlo Park
    I worked with Hyojeong Kim and the Routing team at Facebook.
  • Research Associate

    HP Network and Mobility Lab, Palo Alto
    I worked with Joon-Myung Kang and Sujata Banerjee on representing and configuring diverse dynamic intent-based policies.
    I worked with Jeongkeun "JK" Lee and Sujata Banerjee on Programming the switch data-path from high-level policies.
  • Teaching Assistant

    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Introduction to Programming Language (in Java).
    Introduction to Computer Networks.

Other Projects

Extra curricular Activities

  • Student instructor for K-12 program (associated with UW Madison) at neighborhood community college. We teach programming to 4th and 5th graders.
  • Volunteer at Wisconsin Science Festival. We introduce young kids to Scratch programming.
  • Winner of Google ``Search for a Solution - The Social Entrepreneurship Hackathon'' conducted by Google Student Organization - University of Wisconsin-Madison. We proposed an application called Tuber which was a tutoring service based on Uber.
  • Volunteer in Aide et action, an NGO (Non Government Organization) working on issues relating to education (mainly deals with computer and communication skills)