Google, Inc., Mountain View (Infrastructure Group)
[June to August 2007]
VMWare, Inc., Palo Alto (Performance Group)
[June to August 2006]
Evolved an infrastructure using which a virtual machine host kernel can obtain semantic information about file systems running on the guest operating system through an explicit communication interface. This infrastructure was used to develop a secure storage mechanism that can protect local storage even in the event of guest operating system compromises.
IBM Research, Almaden (Advanced Virtual Storage Systems Group)
[June to August 2005]
Designed and implemented a storage provisioning tool that uses an adaptive algorithm to perform efficient resource allocation in large scale storage systems.
End-to-End Abstractions for Application-Aware Storage. Ph.D thesis defense talk, Stony Brook University, NY.
Type-Safe Disks. OSDI 2006, Seattle, WA.
Exploiting Guest File System Semantics at the VMM. Intern Talk, VMware Inc, Palo Alto, CA.
Ensuring Data Integrity in Storage: Techniques and Applications. ACM StorageSS '05, Fairfax, VA.
Adaptive Storage Provisioning in Enterprise Class Storage Systems. Intern Talk, IBM Research, Almaden, CA.
Ensuring Data Integrity in Storage: Techniques and Applications. RPE Talk, Stony Brook University.
An In-kernel Integrity Checker and Intrusion Detection File System. Usenix LISA '04, Atlanta, GA.
Awards and Distinctions
- Best Short Paper Award in ACM
- Best Teaching Assistant Award, Stony
Brook University, 2004.
- Awarded University Fellowship by Stony Brook University during the
I have acted as a Teaching Assistant for the undergraduate and graduate level
Operating Systems courses in Stony Brook University. I won the Best Teaching
Assistant Award for the academic year 2003-2004, in the CS department of Stony
I am originally from Chennai aka Madras, a city in south India. I got
my B.E in Computer Science and Engineering in the year 2002. After a
one year stint at a small startup software company in Chennai, I
joined Stony Brook University, New York, where I obtained my M.S and
Ph.D in computer science. I now work at Google.
After a seven year stint in the US, I have now permanently returned to
my home country.
You can visit my blog here