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Refereed and Invited Papers


2002

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

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
PostScript, PDF
(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
PostScript, PDF
(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
PostScript, PDF
(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
PostScript, PDF
(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
PostScript, PDF
(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