I am a Ph.D student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I started my Ph.D in the fall of 2012. I am interested in anything that has to do with computer networks in the broadest sense. My research interests lie specifically in areas of network control, network design and its architecture and distributed systems. My current research interests are focused on control plane architectures and algorithms for software-defined networks.
I hold a Masters in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where I graduated from in May 2011. I pursued my research under Prof. Tilman Wolf who is also my Ph.D advisor. I am part of the Network Systems Lab here at UMass ECE. I obtained my Bachelor in Engineering majoring in Information Technology from the Visveswaraiah Technological University in 2005.
-- A greater part of my projects in SDN control plane architectures have been developed in conjunction with my collaborators at T-Labs, Mountain View, CA. The SOSR papers and all subsequent projects are offshoots of dev work that I undertook during my summer internships here at T-Labs.
Platform: Java, C, Python
-- Added, normalized and remediated new and existing event source XMLs to add and provide support for new as well as existing network security devices
-- Performed risk assessment on the normalized XMLs. Researched device messages corresponding to event source files looking for patterns and (ir)regularities
Platform: XML, Python, Scripting
-- Developed features for Nortel's Metro-Ethernet switch that involved working on protocols such as Q-in-Q, PBB, PBT and High Availability
-- Worked briefly on the testing team for integration, functional, system and regression testing phases of the product cycle.
Platform: C, C++, Assembly Programming