Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi

Doctoral Candidate
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Email: abdujyo2 [at] illinois [dot] edu

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign advised by Brighten Godfrey. Prior to UIUC, I completed my Master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania where I worked with Roch Guerin and Boon Thau Loo. During Summer 2015, I interned with Ishai Menache at Microsoft Research.

My research interests lie in the areas of computer networking and systems.


  • [SysML'18] On The Importance of Execution Ordering in Graph-Based Distributed Machine Learning Systems [PDF]
    Sayed Hadi Hashemi, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Roy Campbell
    SysML 2018
    (Extended Abstract)
  • [OSDI'16] Morpheus: Towards Automated SLOs for Enterprise Clusters [PDF] Open-source code on Hadoop: Reservation module [1] Resource Estimator [2]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Carlo Curino, Ishai Menache, Shravan Matthur Narayanamurthy, Jonathan Yaniv, Alexey Tumanov, Ruslan Mavlyutov, Inigo Goiri, Subru Krishnan, Janardhan Kulkarni, Sriram Rao
    12th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
  • [SC'16] Measuring and Understanding Throughput of Network Topologies [PDF] [TechReport] [Code]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Ankit Singla, P. Brighten Godfrey and Alexandra Kolla.
    SC, ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 2016
  • [SOSR'15] Towards a Flexible Data Center Fabric with Source Routing [PDF]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Mo Dong, P. Brighten Godfrey
    ACM Symposium on SDN Research 2015
  • [SIGMETRICS '14] Measuring Throughput of Data Center Network Topologies [PDF]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Ankit Singla, P. Brighten Godfrey and Alexandra Kolla.
    2014 ACM international conference on Measurement and modeling of computer systems (Short paper)
  • Towards a secure and verifiable future Internet
    Limin Jia, Chen Chen, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, W. Zhou, Suyog Mapara and Boon Thau Loo
    Off the Beaten Track: Underrepresented Problems for Programming Language Researchers Workshop co-located with POPL, 2012.
  • Analysis of Path Diversity in the Internet
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi
    Master's thesis, University of Pennsylvania, Aug 2012.
  • Education

    Ph.D. Candidate (Aug 2013 - Present)
    Computer Science
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Master of Science in Engineering (Sep 2010 - Aug 2012)
    Telecommunications and Networking
    University of Pennsylvania
    (GPA - 4.0/4.0)

    Bachelor of Technology (Jul 2006 - May 2010)
    Electronics and Communication Engineering
    National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala, India
    (GPA - 9.76/10.0)


    Research Collaborator, Microsoft (Oct 2015 - May 2016)
    Research Intern, Microsoft Research (May 2015 - Aug 2015)
    Software Engineering Intern, Google (May 2014 - Aug 2014)

    Teaching Assistant
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      CS 538: Advanced Computer Networks (Spring 2018)

    University of Pennsylvania
      TCOM 504: Telecommunications lab (Spring 2012)
      TCOM 502: Advanced Networking Protocols (Spring 2012)
      TCOM 500: Introduction to Networks and Protocols (Fall 2011)

    Honors and Awards

  • Invited to attend Rising Stars in EECS workshop at MIT, 2018.
  • Facebook Ph.D. Fellowship, 2017-2019 (One of 13 students selected worldwide)
  • Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship (awarded by UIUC College of Engineering), 2017-2018
  • Invited to Facebook's Women in Research event, 2017
  • Grad Cohort Workshop CRA Women's Scholarship, 2016
  • Travel grants: SIGCOMM 2017, OSDI 2016, NSDI 2014, SIGCOMM 2013
  • Offered MCD Fellowship in Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2013
  • Received Graduate Fellowship, Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2013
  • Gold Medal for first rank in Bachelor of Technology, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Oct 2010
  • DMS scholarship for higher studies from Government of Kerala, India for academic excellence, 2004-2010
  • NTSE scholarship from National Council of Educational Research and Training, India(NCERT), 2004-2010. (One of 1000 students selected nationwide)