Networking Research Group - Students

MSR Redmond PhD Fellows (Networking Research)

Microsoft awards a two-year fellowship to outstanding Ph.D. students. The full description of the award is available on our Graduate Fellowship Program page. Past recepients with Ph.D.s in networking are:

    • Shravan Rayanchu, University of Wisconsin (2009-11)
    • Rohan Narayana Murty, Harvard University (2008-10)
    • Aruna Balasubramanian, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2008-10)
    • Karthik Lakshminarayanan, University of California Berkeley (2005-07)
    • Jinyang Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004-05)
    • Qiang Huang, Princeton University (2004-05)
    • Magdelena Balazinska, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003-05)
    • Ratul Mahajan, University of Washington (2003-05)
    • Ranveer Chandra, Cornell University (2002-05)
    • David Andersen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2002-04)

Interns in the Networking Group

We have been lucky to have had the pleasure of mentoring several excellent interns at Microsoft Research. Many are now pursuing promising careers in academic and industrial research labs.

Summer 2010

Sara Alspaugh, Graduate Student, University of California Berkeley
Worked on video catalog service for Windows Mobile Phone

Colin Dixon, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington Seattle
Worked on HomeOS and MarketPlace for home

B. V. V. Sri Raj Dut, undergraduate Student, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Worked on client-side reliability of JavaScript applications through lightweight logging

Daniel Halperin, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wasington Seattle
Worked on 60 GHz wireless & optical flyways in datacenters

Srinivas Krishnan, Ph.D. Candidate, Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Worked on low cost backbone for data centers

He Liu, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California San Diego
Worked on trusted sensors prototypes

Justin Manweiler, Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University
Worked on mobile multi-player gaming on SmartPhones

George P. Nychis, Ph.D. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
Worked on problems related to wireless networking and XBox

Radhika Niranjan Mysore, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California San Diego
Worked on diagnosis of large distributed systems with a focus on Unified Communications

Zhiyun Qian, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
Worked on request routing in cloud services

Eric Rozner, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Texas Austin
Worked on problems related to audio-video streaming in XBox Games

Bo Tan, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Worked on multi-path TCP inside datacenters

Summer 2009

Ashok Anand, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin
Worked on traffic engineering for bandwidth-sensitive applications

Mohammad Reza Alizadeh Attar, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
Worked on datacenter TCP

Aruna Balasubramanian, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Working on Decision engine Logic for mobile code offload to Cloud

Dae-ki Cho, Graduate Student, University of California Los Angeles
Worked on augumented reality applications on SmartPhones

Hossein Falaki, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California Los Angeles
Worked on studying the usage patterns of SmartPhone users

Ang Li, Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University
Worked on WAN performance diagnosis for web search

Rohan Narayana Murty, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
Worked on channel occupancy database service

Radhika Niranjan Mysore, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California San Diego
Worked on scalable datacenter storage

Anh M. Nguyen, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Worked on decreasing the trusted computing base of infrastructure for mobile services

George P. Nychis, Ph.D. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
Worked on techniques to demonstrate co-existance of mics & ws devices

Ki-Woong Park, Ph.D. Candidate, KAIST
Worked on personal web server for SmartPhones

Abhinav Pathak, Ph.D. Candidate, Purdue University
Workied on dynamic partitioning and offload of applications running on a SmartPhone

Swapnil Patil, Ph.D. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
Worked on the interactions between storage systems and datacenter networks

Hariharan Rahul, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Worked on techniques for harmonious existence of hetrogenoeous white space networks 

Shravan Rayanchu, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin
Worked on improving the security of infrastructure for mobile services

Joshua Reich, Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University
Worked on the design and deployment of sleepserver technology for the Enterprise

Alan C. Shieh, Ph.D. Candidate, Cornel University
Working on Decision engine Logic for mobile code offload to Cloud

Janani Sriram, M.S Student, Dartmouth University
Worked on improving resolution of Indoor location technologies for the retail sector

Eeyore Wang, Ph.D. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
Worked on modifying the Windows networking stack to support white space networking  

Summer 2008

Nilanjan Banerjee, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Worked on wireless relative localization

Mudit Jain, Undergraduate, Indian Institute of Technology
Worked on indoor localization

Zhichun Li, Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University
Worked on WedProphet for web service performance prediction

Murtaza Motiwala, Ph.D. Candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology
Worked on traffic analysis in content provider network

Patrick Verkaik, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California San Diego
Worked on diagnosis in enterprise networks

Ying Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
Worked on Wisdom for system capacity planning

Zheng Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate, Purdue University
Worked on Entact for traffic engineering in content provider network

Summer 2007

Aruna Balasubramanian, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Worked on vehicular Wi-Fi networking

Dhiman Barman, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California Riverside
Worked on IPTV management

Xu Chen, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
Worked on dependency graph analysis in enterprise networks

Brent Couvrette, Woodinville High School
Worked on game bandwidth estimation

Abhinav Jain, Undergraduate, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Worked on providing Internet connectivity in Microsoft's shuttle system

Vaishnav Janardhan, Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University
Worked on Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation on Windows

YongChul Kwon, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington
Worked on measuring and monitoring tools in Windows Live platform

YonugKi Lee, Korea Advanced Institute for Science & Technology (KAIST)
Worked on Game topological analysis

Lindsey Poole, Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University
Worked on Netdiff for ISP performance comparison

Ramya Raghavendra, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California San Diego
Worked on pushing the envelope on software smarts in Wi-Fi chips

Nilendu Sekhar, Undergraduate, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Worked on enterprise network management

Summer 2006

Francisco Alvarez Cavazos, Ph.D. Candidate, ITESM - Monterrey, Mexico
Worked on network performance tools

Krishna Ramachandran, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California Santa Barbara
Worked on enabling group communications in wireless mesh networks

Lun Li, Ph.D. Candidate, California Institute of Technology
Worked on generalizing fault detection in enterprise networked applications

Nikitas Liogkas, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California Los Angeles
Worked on self-diagnosing faults in web browsers

Rohan Murty, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University, Boston
Worked on a providing wireless access point functionality using desktop machines

Srikanth Kandula, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston
Worked on diagnosing faults in enterprise networks

Tulika Garg, Undergraduate, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkie, India
Worked on implementing the Mesh Connectivity Layer (MCL) in QualNet

Vladimir Brik, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin
Worked on self-diagnosing network faults in WiFi clients

Yuvraj Agarwal , Ph.D. Candidate, University of California San Diego
Worked on lowering energy consumption in VoIP applications

Summer 2005

Jakob Eriksson, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California Riverside
Worked on all-wireless offices

Dilip Antony Joseph, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California Berkeley
Worked on email reliability

Summer 2004

Manish Anand, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
Worked on a comparison study of 802.11 and 802.16

Ranveer Chandra, Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University
Worked on fault diagnosis in infrastructure wireless networks

Pradeep Kyasanur, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois, Urbana Champion
Worked on enhancing wireless mesh networks by using a separate control channel

Ananth Rajagopala-Rao, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Worked on measuring wireless interference

Sriram Ramabhadran, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, San Diego
Worked on Internet measurement

Sreedhar Veeravalli, Undergraduate, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Worked on TCPScope, a tool to analyze performance of TCP flows

Can Vuran, Ph.D. Candidate, Georgia Tech
Worked on measurements of directional antennas

Summer 2003

Ashwin Baharambe, Ph.D. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
Worked on Internet gaming

Ranveer Chandra, Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University
Worked on Native WiFi and fault diagnosis in infrastructure wireless networks

Dejan Kostic, Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University
Worked on Fuse, light-weight distributed failure notifications

Ananth Rajagopala-Rao, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Worked on trouble-shooting wireless mesh networks

Amit Saha, Ph.D. Candidate, Rice University
Worked on developing tools for measuring corporate wireless networks

Maneesh Varshney, Ph. D. Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
Worked on neighbor location determination and MAC with directional antennas

Summer 2002

Ranveer Chandra, Ph. D. Candidate, Cornell University
Worked on MultiNet and placement of Internet TAPs in wireless mesh networks

Kyle Jamieson, Ph. D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Worked on Bandwidth Sharing in Neighborhood Meshes

Karthik Lakshminarayanan, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Worked on measurement of broadband networks

Summer 2001

Eugene Shih, Ph. D. Candidate in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Worked on hardware and systems aspects of the Universal Communicator

Kunwadee Sripanidulchai, Ph.D. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
Worked on a peer-to-peer system for sharing Web content and on-demand streaming media content

Summer 2000

Anand Balachandran, Ph. D. Candidate, University of California San Diego (now @ Microsoft)
Worked on The CHOICE Network and RADAR

Li Li, Ph. D. Candidate, Cornell University (now @ Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies)
Worked on power conserving algorithms in ad hoc sensor networks

Allen Miu, Ph. D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Worked on mobility management within The CHOICE Network and its deployment

Shoamin Wang, Ph. D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Worked on Location Determination (WISH) and StudioMIT