Robert Grandl

Mountain View, CA
rgrandl [at] cs [dot] wisc [dot] edu

About me

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison under the guidance of Prof. Aditya Akella.

My recent work has been in the area of cluster resource management and new data analytics architectures. My research interests are in systems and networking.


Conference and Workshop Papers

  • Whiz: Data-Driven Analytics Execution [pdf] [slides]
    Robert Grandl*, Arjun Singhvi*, Raajay Viswanathan and Aditya Akella
    (* = co-primary authors)
    USENIX NSDI 2021

  • Fast key-value stores: An idea whose time has come and gone [pdf] [slides]
    Atul Adya, Robert Grandl, Daniel Myers and Henry Qin
    ACM HotOS 2019

  • Altruistic Scheduling in Multi-Resource Clusters [pdf] [slides]
    Robert Grandl, Mosharaf Chowdhury, Aditya Akella and Ganesh Ananthanarayanan
    USENIX OSDI 2016

  • Packing and Dependency-aware Scheduling for Data-Parallel Clusters [pdf] [slides]
    Robert Grandl, Srikanth Kandula, Sriram Rao, Aditya Akella and Janardhan Kulkarni
    USENIX OSDI 2016

  • Quickr: Lazily Approximating Complex Ad-Hoc Queries in Big-Data Clusters [pdf] [slides]
    Srikanth Kandula, Anil Shanbhag, Aleksandar Vitorovic, Matthaios Olma, Robert Grandl, Surajit Chaudhuri and Bolin Ding
    ACM SIGMOD 2016

  • Multi-Resource Packing for Cluster Schedulers [pdf] [slides]
    Robert Grandl, Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Srikanth Kandula, Sriram Rao and Aditya Akella
    ACM SIGCOMM 2014

  • OpenNF: Enabling Innovation in Network Function Control [pdf] [slides]
    Aaron Gember-Jacobson, Raajay Vishwanathan, Chaithan Prakash, Robert Grandl, Junaid Khalid, Sourav Das and Aditya Akella
    ACM SIGCOMM 2014

  • XIA: Architecting a More Trustworthy and Evolvable Internet [pdf]
    David Naylor, Matthew Mukerjee, Patrick Agyapong, Robert Grandl et al.

  • FCP: A Flexible Transport Framework for Accommodating Diversity [pdf] [slides]
    Dongsu Han, Robert Grandl, Aditya Akella and Srinivasan Seshan
    ACM SIGCOMM 2013

  • Stratos: A Network-Aware Orchestration Layer for Virtual Middleboxes [pdf]
    Aaron Gember-Jacobson, Anand Krishnamurthy, Saul John, Robert Grandl, Xiaoyang Gao, Ashok Anand, Theophilus Benson, Vyas Sekar and Aditya Akella
    Technical Report 2013

Posters and Demos

  • Harmony: Coordinating Network, Compute, and Storage in Software-Defined Clouds [pdf]
    Robert Grandl, Yizheng Chen, Junaid Khalid, Suli Yang, Ashok Anand, Theophilus Benson and Aditya Akella
    ACM SOCC 2013 (poster)

  • Design and Implementation of a Framework for Software-Defined Middlebox Networking [pdf]
    Aaron Gember-Jacobson, Robert Grandl, Junaid Khalid and Aditya Akella
    ACM SIGCOMM 2013 (demo)

  • Supporting Network Evolution and Incremental Deployment with XIA [pdf]
    Robert Grandl, Dongsu Han, Suk-Bok Lee, Hyeontaek Lim, Michel Machado, Matthew Mukerjee and David Naylor
    ACM SIGCOMM 2012 (demo)

  • The Anzere Personal Storage System [pdf]
    Oriana Riva, Qin Yin, Dejan Juric, Ercan Ucan, Robert Grandl and Timothy Roscoe
    USENIX OSDI 2010 (poster)