Date Posted: 9/13/2021

Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell, has been named a Networking Women (N2Women) Rising Star in Networking and Communications for 2021.

Arashloo is one of only ten women from around the world honored with this year’s award, which was announced on International Women in Engineering Day. Arashloo was recognized for her growing contributions to networked systems, especially software defined networking (SDN) and programmable data planes.

N2Women is a discipline-specific community of researchers in the fields of networking and communications designed to encourage diversity and foster connections among underrepresented women in this computing subfield. N2Woman is supported by IEEE’s Communications Society as well as the National Science Foundation and industry partners such as Google and Facebook.

About the significance of her award, Arashloo said: “I’m deeply grateful. It is an honor to be recognized by an amazing community of researchers like N2Women for my work on programmable networks, and it has greatly encouraged me to continue pursuing the research directions I’m passionate about.”

Arashloo is a post-doctoral researcher in the Computer Science department, where she works with Associate Professor Nate Foster and Assistant Professor Rachit Agarwal. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University, where she was advised by Professor Jennifer Rexford. Prior to Princeton, she received her B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the department of Computer Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Iran. 

In her research, Arashloo focuses primarily on networked systems, especially software defined networking (SDN) and programmable data planes. She is, these days, exploring how to leverage programmability to create networks that are verifiably robust across the stack, from networking protocols and algorithms down to the switch and network interface card (NIC) hardware that processes packets.

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