Venkat Padmanabhan's publications

 

Refereed and Invited Papers

2013 

Peek-n-Sneak: Implicit Coordination for Energy-Efficient Cellular Background Transfers
A. Chakraborty, V. Navda, V. N. Padmanabhan, and R. Ramjee
ACM Mobicom, Miami, FL, USA 
September-October 2013

Dhwani: Secure Peer-to-Peer Acoustic NFC
R. Nandakumar, K. K. Chintalapudi, V. N. Padmanabhan, and R. Venkatesan
ACM Sigcomm, Hong Kong, China 
August 2013

MiG: Efficient Migration of Desktop VMs Using Semantic Compression
A. Rai, R. Ramjee, A. Anand, V. N. Padmanabhan, and G. Varghese
USENIX ATC, San Jose, CA, USA 
June 2013

Accurate Speed and Density Measurement for Road Traffic in India
R. Sen, A. Cross, A. Vashistha, V. N. Padmanabhan, E. Cutrell, and W. Thies
ACM DEV, Bangalore, India 
January 2013

2012

Zee : Zero-Effort Crowdsourcing for Indoor Localization
A. Rai, K. K. Chintalapudi, V. N. Padmanabhan, and R. Sen
ACM Mobicom, Istanbul, Turkey
August 2012 

RadioJockey: Mining Program Execution to Optimize Cellular Radio Usage
P. Athivarapu, R. Bhagwan, S. Guha, V. Navda, R. Ramjee, D. Arora, V. N. Padmanabhan, G. Varghese
ACM Mobicom, Istanbul, Turkey
August 2012

Centaur : Locating Devices in an Office Environment
R. Nandakumar, K. K. Chintalapudi, and V. N. Padmanabhan
ACM Mobicom, Istanbul, Turkey 
August 2012

Koi: A Location-Privacy Platform for Smartphone Apps
S. Guha, M. Jain, and V. N. Padmanabhan
NSDI, San Jose, CA, USA
April 2012

2011

Deja vu: Fingerprinting Network Problems
B. Aggarwal, R. Bhagwan, L. de Carli, V. N. Padmanabhan, and K. Puttaswamy
ACM CoNeXT, Boston, MA, USA 
December 2011

SpecNet: Spectrum Sensing Sans Frontières
A. Iyer, K. K. Chintalapudi, V. Navda, R. Ramjee, and V. N. Padmanabhan
NSDI, Boston, MA, USA
March-April 2011  

2010

Indoor Localization Without the Pain
K. K. Chintalapudi, A. P. Iyer, and V. N. Padmanabhan
ACM Mobicom, Chicago, IL, USA
September 2010

Bartendr: A Practical Approach to Energy-aware Cellular Data Scheduling
A. Schulman, V. Navda, R. Ramjee, N. Spring, P. Deshpande, C. Grunewald, K. Jain, and V. N. Padmanabhan
ACM Mobicom, Chicago, IL, USA
September 2010

LiteGreen: Saving Energy in Networked Desktops Using Virtualization
T. Das, P. Padala, V. N. Padmanabhan, R. Ramjee, and K. G. Shin
USENIX ATC, Boston, MA, USA 
June 2010 
Won the best paper award 

PRISM: Platform for Remote Sensing using Mobile Smartphones
T. Das, P. Mohan, V. N. Padmanabhan, R. Ramjee, and A. Sharma
ACM MobiSys, San Francisco, CA, USA
June 2010 

WebProfiler: Cooperative Diagnosis of Web Failures
S. Agarwal, N. Liogkas, P. Mohan, and V. N. Padmanabhan
Invited paper in COMSNETS, Bangalore, India 
January 2010

2009

Cool-Tether: Energy Efficient On-the-fly WiFi Hot-spots using Mobile Phones
A. Sharma, V. Navda, R. Ramjee, V. N. Padmanabhan, and E. Belding
ACM CoNeXT, Rome, Italy
December 2009

NetPrints: Diagnosing Home Network Misconfigurations Using Shared Knowledge
B. Aggarwal, R. Bhagwan, T. Das, S. Eswaran, V. N. Padmanabhan, and G. M. Voelker
NSDI, Boston, MA, USA
April 2009

2008

Nericell: Rich Monitoring of Road and Traffic Conditions using Mobile Smartphones
P. Mohan, V. N. Padmanabhan, and R. Ramjee
ACM SenSys, Raleigh, NC, USA
November 2008

Distributed Sensing using Mobile Smartphones
V. N. Padmanabhan
Invited article in IT Magazine
September 2008

10 Networking Papers: Elegance and Insight
V. N. Padmanabhan
Invited paper in the Recommended Reading Series
ACM Computer Communication Review
July 2008

SixthSense: RFID-based Enterprise Intelligence
L. Ravindranath, V. N. Padmanabhan, and P. Agrawal
ACM/USENIX MobiSys, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
June 2008

2007

Addressing Email Loss with SureMail: Measurement, Design, and Evaluation
S. Agarwal, V. N. Padmanabhan, and D. A. Joseph
USENIX Technical Conference, Santa Clara, CA, USA
June 2007

COMBINE: Leveraging the Power of Wireless Peers through Collaborative Downloading
G. Ananthanarayanan, V. N. Padmanabhan, L. Ravindranath, and C. A. Thekkath
ACM/USENIX MobiSys, San Juan, Puerto Rico
June 2007

Collaborative Downloading for Multi-homed Wireless Devices
G. Ananthanarayanan, V. N. Padmanabhan, C. A. Thekkath, and L. Ravindranath
IEEE HotMobile, Tucson, AZ, USA
February 2007

2006

A Study of End-to-End Web Access Failures
V. N. Padmanabhan, S. Ramabhadran, S. Agarwal, and J. Padhye
CoNEXT 2006, Lisbon, Portugal
December 2006
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(This paper supersedes Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2005-29, March 2005 (PostScript, PDF))

WiFiProfiler: Cooperative Diagnosis in Wireless LANs
R. Chandra, V. N. Padmanabhan, and M. Zhang
ACM/USENIX MobiSys 2006, Uppsala, Sweden
June 2006
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Analyzing and Improving a BitTorrent Network's Performance Mechanisms
A. R. Bharambe, C. Herley, and V. N. Padmanabhan
IEEE Infocom 2006, Barcelona, Spain
April 2006
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(An earlier version of this paper is available as Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2005-03, February 2005 (PostScript, PDF))

2005

SureMail: Notification Overlay for Email Reliability
S. Agarwal, V. N. Padmanabhan, and D. A. Joseph
ACM HotNets, College Park, MD, USA
November 2005
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Estimation of Link Interference in Static Multi-hop Wireless Networks
J. Padhye, S. Agarwal, V. N. Padmanabhan, L. Qiu, A. Rao, and B. Zill
ACM/USENIX Internet Measurement Conference, Berkeley, CA, USA
October 2005

NetProfiler: Profiling Wide-Area Networks Using Peer Cooperation
V. N. Padmanabhan, S. Ramabhadran, and J. Padhye
Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS), Ithaca, NY, USA
February 2005
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The Impact of Heterogeneous Bandwidth Constraints on DHT-Based Multicast Protocols
A. R. Bharambe, S. G. Rao, V. N. Padmanabhan, S. Seshan, and H. Zhang
Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS), Ithaca, NY, USA
February 2005

2004

Supporting Spectators in Online Multiplayer Games
A. R. Bharambe, V. N. Padmanabhan, and S. Seshan
ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topic in Networks (HotNets-III), San Diego, CA, USA
November 2004
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Bandwidth Estimation in Broadband Access Networks
K. Lakshminarayanan, V. N. Padmanabhan, and J. Padhye
ACM/USENIX Internet Measurement Conference, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
October 2004
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(An earlier version of this paper is available as Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2004-44, May 2004 (PostScript, PDF))

Securing Routing in Open Networks Using Secure Traceroute
G. Mathur, V. N. Padmanabhan, and D. R. Simon
Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2004-66
July 2004
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Supporting Heterogeneity and Congestion Control in Peer-to-Peer Multicast Streaming
V. N. Padmanabhan, H. J. Wang, and P. A. Chou
Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS), San Diego, CA, USA
February 2004
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2003

Resilient Peer-to-Peer Streaming
V. N. Padmanabhan, H. J. Wang, and P. A. Chou
IEEE ICNP 2003, Atlanta, GA, USA
November 2003
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(An expanded version of this paper is available as Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2003-11, March 2003 (PostScript, PDF))

Some Findings on the Network Performance of Broadband Hosts
K. Lakshminarayanan and V. N. Padmanabhan
ACM/USENIX Internet Measurement Conference, Miami, FL, USA
October 2003
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(An earlier version of this paper is available as Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2003-15, March 2003 (PostScript, PDF))

Impact of Interference on Multi-hop Wireless Network Performance
K. Jain, J. Padhye, V. N. Padmanabhan, and L. Qiu
ACM Mobicom 2003, San Diego, CA, USA
September 2003
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Layered Multiple Description Coding
P. A. Chou, H. J. Wang, and V. N. Padmanabhan
IEEE Packet Video Workshop, Nantes, France
April 2003

Server-based Inference of Internet Performance
V. N. Padmanabhan, L. Qiu, and H. Wang
IEEE Infocom 2003, San Francisco, CA, USA
April 2003
(An earlier version of this paper is available as Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2002-39, May 2002 (PostScript, PDF))

2002

Passive Network Tomography Using Bayesian Inference
V. N. Padmanabhan, L. Qiu, and H. Wang
Short Paper in the Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Workshop, Marseille, France
November 2002
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Secure Traceroute to Detect Faulty or Malicious Routing
V. N. Padmanabhan and D. R. Simon
ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topic in Networks (HotNets-I), Princeton, NJ, USA
October 2002
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Geographic Properties of Internet Routing
L. Subramanian, V. N. Padmanabhan, and R. H. Katz
USENIX Technical Conference, Monterey, CA, USA
June 2002
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(This paper obsoletes Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2001-89, September 2001 (PostScript, PDF))

Statistical Identification of Encrypted Web Browsing Traffic
Q. Sun, D. R. Simon, Y. Wang, W. Russell, V. N. Padmanabhan, and L. Qiu
IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, Oakland, CA, USA
May 2002

Distributing Streaming Media Content Using Cooperative Networking
V. N. Padmanabhan, H. J. Wang, P. A. Chou, and K. Sripanidkulchai
ACM NOSSDAV, Miami Beach, FL, USA
May 2002
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(An expanded version of this paper is available as Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2002-37, April 2002 (PostScript, PDF))

The Case for Cooperative Networking
V. N. Padmanabhan and K. Sripanidkulchai
Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS), Cambridge, MA, USA
March 2002
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Network Tomography Using Passive End-to-End Measurements
V. N. Padmanabhan and L. Qiu
DIMACS Workshop on Internet and WWW Measurement, Mapping and Modeling, Piscataway, NJ, USA
February 2002
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2001

Server-Centric View of Internet Performance: Analysis and Implications
L. Qiu and V. N. Padmanabhan
Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2001-78
September 2001
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An Investigation of Geographic Mapping Techniques for Internet Hosts
V. N. Padmanabhan and L. Subramanian
Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2001, San Diego, CA, USA
August 2001
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Determining the Geographic Location of Internet Hosts
V. N. Padmanabhan and L. Subramanian
Extended abstract in Proceedings of ACM SIGMETRICS 2001, Boston, MA, USA
June 2001
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How Network Asymmetry Affects TCP
H. Balakrishnan and V. N. Padmanabhan
IEEE Communications Magazine
April 2001

On the Placement of Web Server Replicas
L. Qiu, V. N. Padmanabhan, and G. Voelker
Proceedings of IEEE Infocom 2001, Anchorage, AK, USA
April 2001
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TCP Performance Implications of Network Asymmetry
H. Balakrishnan, V. N. Padmanabhan, G. Fairhurst, and M. Sooriyabandara
Internet Draft, IETF PILC Working Group
March 2001

2000

The Content and Access Dynamics of a Busy Web Site: Findings and Implications
V. N. Padmanabhan and L. Qiu
Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2000, Stockholm, Sweden
August 2000
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(An earlier version appeared as Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2000-13, February 2000 (PostScript, PDF))

The Content and Access Dynamics of a Busy Web Server
V. N. Padmanabhan and L. Qiu
Extended abstract in Proceedings of ACM SIGMETRICS 2000, Santa Clara, CA, USA
June 2000
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A Software System for Locating Mobile Users: Design, Evaluation, and Lessons
P. Bahl, V. N. Padmanabhan, and A. Balachandran
April 2000
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(An earlier version appeared as Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2000-12, February 2000 (PostScript, PDF))

RADAR: An In-Building RF-Based User Location and Tracking System
P. Bahl and V. N. Padmanabhan
Proceedings of IEEE Infocom 2000, Tel-Aviv, Israel
March 2000
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(This is an updated version of Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-99-12, February 1999 (PostScript, PDF))

1999

The Effects of Asymmetry on TCP Performance
H. Balakrishnan, V. N. Padmanabhan, and R. H. Katz
ACM Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3
1999

Coordinating Congestion Management and Bandwidth Sharing for Heterogeneous Data Streams
V. N. Padmanabhan
Proceedings of NOSSDAV '99, Basking Ridge, NJ, USA
June 1999
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(a slightly expanded version)

Using Differentiated Services Mechanisms to Improve Network Protocol and Application Performance
V. N. Padmanabhan
Proceedings of the IEEE RTAS Workshop on QoS Support for Real-Time Internet Applications, Vancouver, Canada
June 1999
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1998

Fast and Scalable Wireless Handoffs in Support of Mobile Internet Audio
R. Cáceres and V. N. Padmanabhan
ACM Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Journal, Vol. 3, No. 4
December 1998
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TCP Fast Start: A Technique for Speeding Up Web Transfers
V. N. Padmanabhan and R. H. Katz
Proceedings of the IEEE Globecom '98 Internet Mini-Conference, Sydney, Australia
November 1998
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A Network Architecture for Heterogeneous Mobile Computing
E. A. Brewer, R. H. Katz et al.
IEEE Personal Communications Magazine
October 1998
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TCP Behavior of a Busy Internet Server: Analysis and Improvements
H. Balakrishnan, V. N. Padmanabhan, S. Seshan, M. Stemm, and R. H. Katz
Proceedings of IEEE Infocom 1998, San Francisco, CA, USA
March 1998

1997

A Comparison of Mechanisms for Improving TCP Performance over Wireless Links
H. Balakrishnan, V. N. Padmanabhan, S. Seshan, and R. H. Katz
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 5, No. 6
December 1997
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The Effect of Asymmetry on TCP Performance
H. Balakrishnan, V. N. Padmanabhan, and R. H. Katz
Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Mobicom 1997, Budapest, Hungary
September 1997
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TCP Improvements for Heterogeneous Networks: The Daedalus Approach
H. Balakrishnan, V. N. Padmanabhan, S. Seshan, M. Stemm, E. Amir, and R. H. Katz
35th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Urbana, IL, USA
September 1997

1996

Networking Using Direct Broadcast Satellite
V. N. Padmanabhan, H. Balakrishnan, K. Sklower, E. Amir, and R. H. Katz
Proceedings of the Workshop on Satellite-Based Information Systems (WOSBIS), Rye, NY, USA
November 1996

Fast and Scalable Handoffs for Wireless Internetworks
R. Cáceres and V. N. Padmanabhan
Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Mobicom 1996, Rye, NY, USA
November 1996

A Comparison of Mechanisms for Improving TCP Performance over Wireless Links
H. Balakrishnan, V. N. Padmanabhan, S. Seshan, and R. H. Katz
Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 1996, Stanford, CA, USA
August 1996

Using Predictive Prefetching to Improve World Wide Web Latency
V. N. Padmanabhan and J. C. Mogul
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Vol. 26, No. 3
July 1996

The Bay Area Research Wireless Access Network (BARWAN)
R. H. Katz, E. A. Brewer et al.
41st IEEE Computer Society International Conference (COMPCON), Santa Clara, CA, USA
February 1996

1995

Improving HTTP Latency
V. N. Padmanabhan and J. C. Mogul
Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, Vol. 28, Nos.1&2
December 1995
(Selected for journal publication as one of the best papers at WWW 1994. This is an updated version.)

File system Logging versus Clustering: A Performance Comparison
M. Seltzer, K. Smith, H. Balakrishnan, J. Chang, S. McMains, and V. N. Padmanabhan
Proceeding of the Winter 1995 USENIX Technical Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA
January 1995
(Received the Best Student Paper Award)

1994

Improving HTTP Latency
V. N. Padmanabhan and J. C. Mogul
The Second International World Wide Web Conference, Chicago, IL, USA
October 1994

Theses

Addressing the Challenges of Web Data Transport
V. N. Padmanabhan
Ph.D. Dissertation
Computer Science Division, University of California at Berkeley, USA
September 1998
(Also published as Technical Report UCB/CSD-98-1016.)

Improving World Wide Web Latency
V. N. Padmanabhan
M.S. Thesis
Computer Science Division, University of California at Berkeley, USA
May 1995
(Also published as Technical Report UCB/CSD-98-875.)

Point-to-Point Communication Using Virtual Channel Flow Control and Wormhole Routing
V. N. Padmanabhan and V. Gaur
B.Tech. Thesis
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
May 1993

IETF Documents

TCP Performance Implications of Network Asymmetry
H. Balakrishnan and V. N. Padmanabhan
Internet Draft, IETF PILC Working Group
March 2000

A Proposal for SLUMS
V. N. Padmanabhan
Presented to IETF BOF on Supporting Lots of Unicast Multiplexed Sessions (SLUMS), Minneapolis, MN, USA
March 1999
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Unpublished

Addressing the Challenges of Web Data Transport
V. N. Padmanabhan and R. H. Katz
Unpublished, January 1998