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Mobility and Networking Research - Students

To invent & research technologies that make Microsoft’s networks, services and devices indispensable to the world

PhD Fellows

Microsoft Research 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 recipients with Ph.Ds. in Mobility & Networking are:

  • Karthik Lakshminarayanan, UC Berkeley (2005-07)
  • Jinyang Li, MIT (2004-05)
  • Qiang Huang, Princeton (2004-05)
  • Magdelena Balazinska, MIT (2003-05)
  • Ratul Mahajan, University of Washington (2003-05)
  • Ranveer Chandra, Cornell  (2002-05)
  • David Andersen, MIT (2002-04)

Summer 2014

  • Abigail Atchison, Tahoma High School
  • Anil Shanbhag, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Shivani Bahl, Lakeside School (now at Cornell University)
  • Matt Calder, University of Southern California
  • Chen Chen, ETH Zurich
  • Kaifei Chen, University of California Berkeley
  • Tony Ferrese, University of California Berkeley
  • Peter Gao, University of California Berkeley
  • Robert Grandl, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Kiryong Ha, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Pan Hu, UMASS Amherst
  • Ayush Kanodia, IIT Bombay
  • Junaid Khalid, University of Washington Madison
  • Rayman Preet Singh, University of Waterloo
  • Daniel Ohene-Kwofie, University of Witwatersrand
  • Qifan Pu, University of California Berkeley
  • Delsey Sabu, Seattle Pacific University
  • Haichen Shen, University of Washington
  • Clay Shepard, Rice University
  • Evangelia Skiani, Columbia University
  • Raajay Viswanathan, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Tan Zhang, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Yibo Zhu, University of California Santa Barbara

Summer 2012

Summer 2010

  • Sara Alspaugh, University of California Berkeley
  • Colin Dixon, University of Washington Seattle
  • B. V. V. Sri Raj Dut, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Daniel Halperin, University of Wasington Seattle
  • Srinivas Krishnan, Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • He Liu, University of California San Diego
  • Justin Manweiler, Duke University
  • George P. Nychis, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Radhika Niranjan Mysore, University of California San Diego
  • Zhiyun Qian, University of Michigan
  • Eric Rozner, University of Texas Austin
  • Bo Tan, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Summer 2008

Summer 2006

  • Francisco Alvarez Cavazos, ITESM - Monterrey, Mexico.
    Network performance tools
  • Krishna Ramachandran,  University of California Santa Barbara. Enabling group communications in wireless mesh networks
  • Lun Li,  California Institute of Technolog. Generalizing fault detection in enterprise networked applications
  • Nikitas Liogkas,  University of California Los Angeles. Self-diagnosing faults in web browsers
  • Rohan Murty,  Harvard University. Providing wireless access point functionality using desktop machines
  • Srikanth Kandula,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Diagnosing faults in enterprise networks
  • Tulika Garg, Undergraduate, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkie. Implementing the Mesh Connectivity Layer (MCL) in QualNet
  • Vladimir Brik,  University of Wisconsin. Self-diagnosing network faults in WiFi clients
  • Yuvraj Agarwal ,  University of California San Diego. 
    Lowering energy consumption in VoIP applications

Summer 2004

  • Manish Anand, University of Michigan. Comparison study of 802.11 and 802.16
  • Ranveer Chandra, Cornell University. Fault diagnosis in infrastructure wireless networks.
  • Pradeep Kyasanur, University of Illinois, Urbana Champion. Enhancing wireless mesh networks by using a separate control channel.
  • Ananth Rajagopala-Rao, University of California, Berkeley.
    Measuring wireless interference.
  • Sriram Ramabhadran, University of California, San Diego. 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 2002

  • Ranveer Chandra, Cornell University. MultiNet and placement of Internet TAPs in wireless mesh networks
  • Kyle Jamieson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bandwidth Sharing in Neighborhood Meshes
  • Karthik Lakshminarayanan, University of California, Berkeley. Worked on measurement of broadband networks

Summer 2000

  • Anand Balachandran, University of California San Diego.
    CHOICE Network and RADAR
  • Li Li, Cornell University. Power conserving algorithms in ad hoc sensor networks
  • Allen Miu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Mobility management within The CHOICE Network and its deployment.
  • Shoamin Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Worked on Location Determination (WISH) and StudioMIT

Summer 2015

  • Omid Alipourfard, Brown University
  • Kevin Boos, Rice University
  • Bo Chen, Ohio State University
  • Tiffany Chen, MIT
  • Seyed Fayazbakhsh, CMU
  • Jonas Fietz, EPFL
  • Rohan Gandhi, Purdue University
  • Petko Georgiev, U. Cambridge, U.K
  • Shubham Jain, Rutgers
  • Junchen Jiang, CMU
  • Yao Lu, University of Washington
  • Jon Mace, Brown University
  • Matthaios Olma, EPFL
  • Saman Naderiparizi, University of Washington
  • Justin Paupore, University of Michigan
  • Lalith Suresh Puthalath, TU-Berlin
  • Rahul Saladi, University of Minnesota
  • Lynn Salameh, University College London, U.K.
  • Aleksander Vitorovic, EPFL
  • Yang Wu, University of Pennsylvania
  • Chao Xie, University of Texas Austin
  • Haoyu Zhang, Princeton University
  • Yongle Zhang, University of Toronto
  • Hongze Zhao, Duke University
  • Yibo Zhu, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Danyang Zhuo, University of Washington

Summer 2013

  • Chen Chen, Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Yu-Han ("Tiffany") Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Lara Deek, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Ilan Ari Fogel, University of California Los Angeles
  • Rohan Gandhi, Purdue University
  • Robert Grandl, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Cho-Yao Hong, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign 
  • Xin Jin, Princeton University
  • Kyungmin ("Jason") Lee, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Frank Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Robert LiKamWa, Rice University
  • Ashish Patro, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Chunyi Peng, University of California Los Angeles
  • Sergey Grizan, Russian Intern Program
  • Anil Atmanand Shanbhag, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Clayton Shepard, Rice University
  • Lixin Shi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ashish Vulimiri, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Sangki Yun, University of Texas Austin
  • Mariya Zheleva, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Hongi ("James") Zheng, Stanford University
  • Yibo Zhu, University of Texas Austin

Summer 2011

  • Xuan Bao, Duke University
  • Apurv Bhartia, University of Texas Austin
  • Anuj Kumar, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Patrick Colp, University of British Columbia
  • Eduardo Cuervo Laffaye, Duke University
  • Qingxi Li, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Brent Longstaff, University of California Los Angeles
  • Radhika Mittal, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Ardalan Amiri Sani, Rice University
  • Lenin Ravindranath Sivalingam, Massachusetts Institute Technology
  • Tingxin Yan, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Xia Zhou, University of California Santa Barbara

Summer 2009

  • Ashok Anand,  University of Wisconsin
  • Mohammad Reza Alizadeh Attar,  Stanford University
  • Aruna Balasubramanian,  University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Dae-ki Cho, Graduate Student, University of California Los Angeles
  • Hossein Falaki,  University of California Los Angeles
  • Ang Li,  Duke University
  • Rohan Narayana Murty,  Harvard University
  • Radhika Niranjan Mysore,  University of California San Diego
  • Anh M. Nguyen,  University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
  • George P. Nychis,  Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ki-Woong Park,  KAIST
  • Abhinav Pathak,  Purdue University
  • Swapnil Patil,  Carnegie Mellon University
  • Hariharan Rahul,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Shravan Rayanchu,  University of Wisconsin
  • Joshua Reich,  Columbia University
  • Alan C. Shieh,  Cornel University
  • Janani Sriram, Dartmouth University
  • Eeyore Wang,  Carnegie Mellon University

Summer 2007

  • Aruna Balasubramanian, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Vehicular Wi-Fi networking
  • Dhiman Barman, University of California Riverside. IPTV management
  • Xu Chen, University of Michigan. Dependency graph analysis in enterprise networks
  • Brent Couvrette, Woodinville High School. Game bandwidth estimation
  • Abhinav Jain, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
    Internet connectivity in Microsoft's shuttle system
  • Vaishnav Janardhan, Columbia University. Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation on Windows.
  • YongChul Kwon, University of Washington. Measuring and monitoring tools in Windows Live platform.
  • YonugKi Lee, Korea Advanced Institute for Science & Technology (KAIST). Game topological analysis
  • Lindsey Poole, Princeton University. Netdiff for ISP performance comparison
  • Ramya Raghavendra, University of California San Diego
    Software smarts in Wi-Fi chips
  • Nilendu Sekhar, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Enterprise network management

Summer 2005

Summer 2003

  • Ashwin Baharambe, Carnegie Mellon University. Internet gaming
  • Ranveer Chandra, Cornell University. Native WiFi and fault diagnosis in infrastructure wireless networks
  • Dejan Kostic, Duke University. Light-weight distributed failure notifications (Fuse)
  • Ananth Rajagopala-Rao, University of California, Berkeley. Trouble-shooting wireless mesh networks
  • Amit Saha, Rice University. Developing tools for measuring corporate wireless networks
  • Maneesh Varshney, University of California, Los Angeles. Neighbor location determination and MAC with directional antennas

Summer 2001

  • Eugene Shih, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Hardware and systems aspects of the Universal Communicator.
  • Kunwadee Sripanidulchai, Carnegie Mellon University. Peer-to-peer system for sharing Web content and on-demand streaming media content