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I am Vidhya aka Vidhyashankar Venkataraman. I am a final year PhD student in Computer Science at Cornell University. I work with Prof. Paul Francis on building a transport protocol for long-haul networks. This project is in collaboration with Dr. T. V. Lakshman and Dr. Murali Kodialam of Bell Laboratories (Alcatel-Lucent), Murray-Hill, NJ.

I am right now looking for full-time industrial (research and development) positions. You can find my updated CV/ Resume provided in the links below.

I am also interested in quantitative and analytical positions in financial institutions. I did my minor in Finance at Johnson School (Cornell). You can find my resume here.

In the past, I have worked with Prof. Paul Francis on a peer-to-peer streaming protocol called Chunkyspread. My research interests include networking and distributed systems. I have done internships at Yahoo! and Bell laboratories (Alcatel-Lucent) in the past.

I enjoyed being a teaching assistant for the course "Large-scale architectural models on the Internet" with Prof. Alan Demers. The course involved projects with Amazon's cloud computing services and Hadoop map-reduce API. I had a lot of fun doing the course which also involved me taking a few lectures during the semester. I have also been a teaching assistant to the undergraduate courses, Computer Networks and Computer Architecture, in the past.

I completed my undergraduate study at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.

ContactVidhyashankar Venkataraman
316 Upson Hall
Department of Computer Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Phone: 607 255 0226
Email: vidya AT cs DOT cornell DOT edu



Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY
Department of Computer Science,
Advisor: Paul Francis
Aug 2003 - Dec 2008 (expected)
Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY
Department of Computer Science,
Advisor: Paul Francis
Aug 2003 - Dec 2007
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Chennai, India
Dept of Computer Science,
Advisor: C. S. R. Murthy         
Jul 1999 - May 2003

Other interests

I served as the treasurer of SPICMACAY-Cornell for two years (2005-2007). We organized concerts of renowned Indian artists. In particular, the concerts of Sanjay Subramaniam and Shashank were grand successes.

I have taken Jump Swing classes for two semesters and Salsa for one. Fun, fun, fun! I love dancing, in general.


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