Ganesh Ananthanarayanan

I am a Researcher in the Mobility and Networking group at Microsoft Research.

I finished my Ph.D. in the AMP Lab at Berkeley advised by Prof. Ion Stoica.



I'm interested in systems and networking.

Optimizing Parallel Job Performance in Data-Intensive Clusters, Ph.D. Thesis, UCB/EECS-2014-9, Dec 2013

Selected Publications: (Full List)

  • Low Latency Analytics of Geo-distributed Data in the Wide Area
    Q. Pu, G. Ananthanarayanan, P. Bodik, S. Kandula, A. Akella, V. Bahl, I. Stoica
    ACM SIGCOMM, London, UK, Aug 2015.

  • Multi-Resource Packing for Cluster Schedulers [pdf]
    R. Grandl, G. Ananthanarayanan, S. Kandula, S. Rao, A. Akella
    ACM SIGCOMM, Chicago, IL, Aug 2014.

  • PACMan: Coordinated Memory Caching for Parallel Jobs [pdf]
    G. Ananthanarayanan, A. Ghodsi, A. Wang, D. Borthakur, S. Kandula, S. Shenker, I. Stoica
    USENIX NSDI, San Jose, CA, Apr 2012.

Selected Talks:

  • Effective Straggler Mitigation: Attack of the Clones [pptx] [pdf]
    AMPLab Summer Retreat, May 2012 and Hortonworks Inc., Nov 2012.
  • Aggressive Cloning of Jobs for Effective Straggler Mitigation [pptx] [pdf]
    USENIX HotCloud, Jun 2012.
  • PACMan: Coordinated Memory Caching for Parallel Jobs [pptx] [pdf]
    USENIX NSDI, Apr 2012, Intel ISTC-CC Retreat, Nov 2012, and VMWare Inc., May 2012.
  • Coordinated In-Memory Caching for Data Intensive Clusters [pptx] [pdf]
    Yahoo! Research, Jun 2011 and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Jul 2011.
  • Disk-Locality in Datacenter Computing Considered Irrelevant [pptx] [pdf]
    USENIX HotOS, May 2011 and Berkeley Cloud Seminar, Feb 2011.
  • Scarlett: Coping with Skewed Popularity Content in MapReduce Clusters [pptx] [pdf]
    ACM EuroSys, Apr 2011, Hortonworks Inc., Jul 2011, Cloudera Inc., Apr 2011, and Facebook Inc., Nov 2010.
  • Reining in the Outliers in MapReduce Clusters using Mantri [pptx] [pdf]
    Yahoo! Research, Nov 2010.
  • Blue-Fi: Enhancing Wi-Fi Prediction using Bluetooth Signals [pptx] [pdf]
    ACM MobiSys, Jun 2009.