32-G940, MIT CSAIL
The Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
||(617) 253-8713 (I rarely check voicemail)
|| hari - csail . mit . edu
I'm the Fujitsu Professor in the EECS Department at MIT and lead the Networks and Mobile Systems group at CSAIL. I also work closely with the
database group. My research is in the area of networked computer
systems. My work has spanned wireless networks and mobile computing,
overlay and P2P networks, Internet architecture, routing, and
congestion control, network security and privacy, and data management.
My students and I are members of the recently launched MIT Center for Wireless Networks and
Mobile Computing, aka Wireless@MIT.
My papers and group's software.
(pre-1999) older papers and
- Spinal codes and rateless wireless networks
- Adaptive and gracefully-mobile applications & protocols
- Mosh, the mobile shell, an example
of a "first-principles" architecture for interactive remote terminals.
- Alfalfa, a system for
interactive videoconferencing over wireless cellular networks, another
example of a gracefully-mobile application (this one is high-bandwidth
and low-delay, whereas Mosh is low-delay but not as
- Inferential transmission control, a new plan for congestion management for more evolvable networks.
- CryptDB, a system to run
SQL over fully encrypted data without requiring clients to perform any
query processing themselves.
- System software for "truly mobile" devices including:
- CarTel, a mobile sensor
system motivated by vehicular and transportation applications. CarTel
applications can collect, process, deliver, analyze, and visualize
data from sensors located on mobile units such as automobiles and
smartphones. Component projects include accurate delay estimation
and CTrack); the
content delivery network for vehicles using opportunistic WiFi for
connectivity; predictive delay modeling and traffic-aware stochastic
routing (soon available on the iPhone as iCartel); various
protocols for tolling, insurance, and statistics gathering; the
Patrol road surface monitoring system; etc.
Also check out our iPhone app, iCarTel!
internet routing /
Wavescope/Wishbone, SoftPHY protocols (SoftRate, MIXIT,
cross-layer experimentation platform,
Relational Cloud (a
database-as-a-service for the cloud, incl. Kairos)
In Spring 2012, I'm in charge of 6.02. In Fall 2012, I'm co-lecturing 6.02, but fortunately not in charge of it!
(Intro to EECS-II: Digital Communication Systems). Taken by all Course VI undergrads. Fall 11, Fall 10, Spring 10, Spring 09, Spring 08, Fall 07, Spring 07.
- 6.033 (Computer Systems
Engineering). Taken by most (all?) CS undergrads. Spring 05, Spring
04, Spring 02, Spring 00, Spring 99 (recitations).
(Computer Networks). Graduate course. Spring 08, Fall 05, 03, 02, 01, 00, 99, 98.
- Cloud computing seminar (6.897) (Spring 11).
Students & post-docs
- Current PhD students: Lenin
Ravindranath | Katrina
LaCurts | Shuo Deng | Raluca Popa (w/
Zeldovich) | Jonathan Perry | Keith Winstein | Anirudh Sivaraman | Peter Iannucci | Yu-Han (Tiffany) Chen
- Graduated PhD students (theses) in inverse chronological order:
- Arvind Thiagarajan (September 2011, w/
Madden, now at Amazon; previously co-founded Infix)
Vutukuru (June 2010, now at Movik
Hull (January 2010, now at Meraki)
Jamieson (June 2008, now Lecturer (= Assistant Professor) at University
Walfish (November 2007, now Assistant Professor of CS at UT
Jung (May 2006, now at
Intel Microsoft Research)
Miu (May 2006, now at
Ruckus Wireless Frontiir),
Balazinska (December '05, now Associate Professor of CSE at
the Univ. of Washington, Microsoft Faculty
Feamster (September '05, Sprowls award Honorable Mention, now
Associate Professor of CS at Georgia Tech., PECASE winner and
- Nissanka Bodhi Priyantha (May '05, winner of a Sprowls Award, now at Microsoft
Andersen (December '04, winner of a Sprowls Award for best
MIT CS thesis, now Associate Professor of CS at
Snoeren (December '02, Sprowls Honorable Mention, now
Assistant Associate Professor of CSE at
Heinzelman (June '00, co-supervised w/ Prof. Chandrakasan,
Assistant Associate Professor of ECE and Dean of Graduate Studies at
- I've also worked closely with Godfrey Tan (
Intel Frontiier), Sachin Katti (Stanford), Ryan Newton (Indiana), Ben Vandiver (Vertica), Asfandyar Qureshi (Google), Jayashree Subramanian (Bell Labs), Sejoon Lim (Oracle), Evan Jones.
- Past post-docs: Jakob
Eriksson (Aug 2006-July 2008), Lewis Girod (Feb 2006-Jan 2008), Ramki Gummadi (2007-2009), Can Emre Koksal (2002-2004), Calvin Newport (2009-11) | Evdokia
Nikolova (2009-11) | Geoffrey Werner-Challen (2010-11) | Rohan Murty (2011-12). I've also worked closely with Carlo Curino.