Virajith Jalaparti

Email:   jalapar1 [AT] illinois [DOT] edu

I graduated with a PhD from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2015. My advisor was  Prof. Matthew Caesar. My dissertation is available here.

I will be joining the Cloud and Information Services Lab (CISL) at Microsoft.

My research interests are in the area of large-scale networked systems. My graduate research was focused on improving the user-perceived performance of data center applications such as big data systems and web services, along with designing various scheduling and resource allocation mechanisms for these systems.

During my PhD, I actively collaborated with Ishai Menache, Srikanth Kandula and Peter Bodik following multiple internships at MSR Redmond (Summer and Fall of 2012, and Spring 2014). During Summer 2011, I was an intern at MSR Cambridge where I worked with Hitesh Ballani and Thomas Karagiannis. I also interned at AT&T Research Labs during Summer 2010, where I worked with Kobus van der Merwe, Jeffery Pang and Seungjoon Lee and continued collaborating with them for more than one year.

Prior to joining UIUC, I graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur with a B.Tech degree in Computer Science & Engineering.

Education | Publications | Talks | Awards | Curriculum Vitae | Courses ]


  • [NEW] Network-Aware Scheduling for Data-Parallel Jobs: Plan When You Can [PDF]
  • Virajith Jalaparti, Peter Bodik, Ishai Menache, Sriram Rao, Konstantin Makarychev and Matthew Caesar.
    ACM SIGCOMM, August 2015.

  • Speeding up Distributed Request-Response Workflows [PDF]
  • Virajith Jalaparti, Peter Bodik, Srikanth Kandula, Ishai Menache, Mikhail Rybalkin and Chenyu Yan.
    ACM SIGCOMM, August 2013.

  • DEFINED: Deterministic Execution for Interactive Control-Plane Debugging [PDF]
  • Chia-Chi Lin, Virajith Jalaparti, Matthew Caesar and Jacobus Van der Merwe.
    Usenix Annual Technical Conference (Usenix ATC), June 2013.

  • Bridging the Tenant-Provider Gap in Cloud Services [PDF]
  • Virajith Jalaparti, Hitesh Ballani, Paolo Costa, Thomas Karagiannis and Ant Rowstron.
    ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC), October 2012.

  • Private Anomaly Detection Across ISP Networks [PDF]
  • Shishir Nagaraja, Virajith Jalaparti, Matthew Caesar and Nikita Borisov.
    Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), July 2011.

  • Guaranteeing BGP Stability With a Few Extra Paths [PDF]
    Rachit Agarwal, Virajith Jalaparti, Matthew Caesar and P. Brighten Godfrey.
    International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), June 2010.

  • Posters/Workshops/Technical Reports

  • SMOG: A Cloud Platform for Seamless Wide Area Migration of Online Games (PDF)
  • Virajith Jalaparti, Matthew Caesar, Seungjoon Lee, Jeffery Pang and Jacobus Van der Merwe.
    Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games (Netgames), November 2012.

  • P3CA: Privacy Preserving Traffic Anomaly Detection for ISP Networks (Extended Abstract) (Poster)
    Virajith Jalaparti, Shishir Nagaraja, Matthew Caesar and Nikita Borisov.
    Poster Session of the 7th Usenix Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), April 2010.

  • Cloud Resource Allocations Games (Tech report)
    Virajith Jalaparti, Giang Nguyen, Indranil Gupta and Matthew Caesar

  • Design for Tussle: The Case of Multipath Interdomain Routing
    Rachit Agarwal, Virajith Jalaparti, P. Brighten Godfrey. December 2009.

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  • Hitesh Ballani, Thomas Karagiannis, Ant Rowstron, Paolo Costa, Virajith Jalaparti, "Predicting datacenter performance to improve provisioning", US Patent 20130219068-pending.

  • Jeff ery Pang, Matthew Caesar, Virajith Jalaparti, Seungjoon Lee, Jacobus Van der Merwe, "Optimized Game Server Relocation Environment", US Patent 20120137287-pending.

  • Talks

    Courses at UIUC

    Last Updated: August 2015.