Gopalan Sivathanu
  Ph.D.,  State University of New York at Stony Brook
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Internships

Google, Inc., Mountain View (Infrastructure Group)
[June to August 2007]
(Details Confidential)

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. (Details Confidential)

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. (Details Confidential)


Technical Talks

February 2008, End-to-End Abstractions for Application-Aware Storage. Ph.D thesis defense talk, Stony Brook University, NY.

November 2006, Type-Safe Disks. OSDI 2006, Seattle, WA.

August 2006, Exploiting Guest File System Semantics at the VMM. Intern Talk, VMware Inc, Palo Alto, CA.

November 2005, Ensuring Data Integrity in Storage: Techniques and Applications. ACM StorageSS '05, Fairfax, VA.

August 2005, Adaptive Storage Provisioning in Enterprise Class Storage Systems. Intern Talk, IBM Research, Almaden, CA.

May 2005, Ensuring Data Integrity in Storage: Techniques and Applications. RPE Talk, Stony Brook University.

November 2004, An In-kernel Integrity Checker and Intrusion Detection File System. Usenix LISA '04, Atlanta, GA.


Awards and Distinctions
  • Best Short Paper Award in ACM StorageSS 2005.
  • Best Teaching Assistant Award, Stony Brook University, 2004.
  • Awarded University Fellowship by Stony Brook University during the year 2003.


Teaching

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 Brook University.



Other Activities

About me

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


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Gopalan Sivathanu

"God is Honesty and Justice"

- My father


"Divine blessings, Conscionableness, and Timely Action, are prerequisites for success"

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"Almost all difficulties in one's life are caused by either unjustified desire, or unjustified fear, or both."

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