Mahesh Balakrishnan

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Mahesh Balakrishnan
Department of Computer Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7501
607-255-4428 (FAX)

***I have graduated and am now at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley. This page is no longer updated --- My new webpage is here.

I am a 5th year PhD Candidate in the CS department at Cornell University. My advisor is Ken Birman. My research interests include networked and distributed systems of any flavor - my work to date has centered on protocols and mechanisms for high-performance systems running within and across datacenters.

Specifically, I am working towards the vision of the real-time datacenter --- one that reacts to events and failures within seconds. My thesis is the first step towards this goal: network primitives that recover from packet loss in milliseconds. Here's a video of a job talk I gave at MSR Redmond that summarizes my thesis research.

I spent the summer of 2006 at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, where I worked with `Rama' Ramasubramanian and Dahlia Malkhi on Internet Latency Prediction.

Current and past collaborators at Cornell include Danny Dolev, Tudor Marian, Lakshmi Ganesh, Amar Phanishayee, Stefan Pleisch, Robbert van Renesse, Einar Vollset and Hakim Weatherspoon.

Before joining the PhD program at Cornell, I got a BS from Georgia Tech. Here is my (slightly out-of-date) CV and a research statement I wrote in Spring 08.


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