K. K. Ramakrishnan
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
332 Winston Chung Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
Telephone: (951) 827- 2480
Email: kk AT cs DOT ucr DOT edu
Dr. K. K. Ramakrishnan is a Professor in the Dept. of Computer
Science and Engineering at UCR. He was most recently a Distinguished
Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs-Research, and has been
recognized for his fundamental contributions on communication
networks including his work on congestion control, traffic
management and VPN services. He has created innovative network
solutions that are efficient and robust, working at large scale. K.
K. has published over 200 papers and has 144 patents issued in his
name. Prior to 1994, he was a Technical Director and Consulting
Engineer in Networking at Digital Equipment Corporation. Between
2000 and 2002, he was at TeraOptic Networks, Inc., as Founder and
Vice President. He is on the editorial
board of several journals in Networking. He has served as the TPC Chair and
General Chair for most of the major conferences on computer networks
and was a member of the National Research Council Panel on
Information Technology for NIST. He currently serves as the
Steering Committee Chair for IEEE ICNP.
Ph.D.: University of Maryland, College Park, Dept. of
Computer Science, 1983.
M.S.: University of Maryland, Dept. of Computer Science,
Masters in Engineering: Indian Institute of Science, School
of Automation, Bangalore, India, 1978.
Bachelors in Electronics Engineering: Bangalore University,
Bangalore, India, 1976.
AT&T Strategic Patent Award, in recognition of the
patent significantly contributing to AT&T's business
IEEE Fellow 2005, "for contributions to congestion control
and traffic management in communication networks".
ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Paper Award in 2006: Our paper on
the "DECbit" congestion avoidance protocol "A Binary Feedback Scheme
for Congestion Avoidance in Computer Networks with a Connectionless
Network Layer" published in the Proceedings of the ACM Sigcomm 1988
(see the web page: http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/test-of-time-paper-award
AT&T Fellow 2006, for "fundamental contributions to
communications networks with lasting impact on AT&T and the
industry, including congestion control, traffic management and VPN
AT&T Science and Technology Medal 2012 for "innovation
and leadership in evaluation of Mobile Video Delivery Optimizations
K. K. works in Network Architecture, Protocols and Systems. Current
research at UCR includes networks for information dissemination
(Information Centric Networks), Software Defined Networking and
exploiting virtualization in communication networks (Network
1. Wei Dong, Swati Rallapalli, Rittwik Jana, Lili
Qiu, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Leonid V. Razoumov, Yin Zhang, Tae Won Cho,
'iDEAL: Incentivized Cellular Offloading via Auctions', IEEE/ACM
Transactions on Networking, Aug. 2014.
2. Mayutan Arumaithurai, Jiachen Chen, Edo
Monticelli, Xiaoming Fu and K. K. Ramakrishnan, 'Exploiting ICN for
Flexible Management of Software-Defined Networks, Proc. of 1st ACM
Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2014). (Best
3. Jinho Hwang, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Timothy Wood,
'NetVM: High Performance and Flexible Networking Using
Virtualization on Commodity Platforms', Proceedings of USENIX NSDI
4. Jeffrey Erman, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Rittwik
Jana, K. K. Ramakrishnan, 'Towards a SPDY'ier Mobile Web?', Proc. of
ACM CoNext 2013, Dec. 2013. (Best Paper runner-up)
5. Murat Yuksel, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Shivkumar
Kalyanaraman, Joseph D. Houle, Rita Sadhvani, 'Required Extra
Capacity: A Comparative Estimation of Overprovisioning Needed for a
Classless IP Backbone', Computer Networks, Elsevier Science,
6. V. Sharma, K. Kar, K. K. Ramakrishnan and S.
Kalyanaraman, 'A Transport Protocol Exploiting Multipath Diversity
in Wireless Networks', IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking, August 2012.
7. Tim Wood, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Jacobus Van der
Merwe, Prashant Shenoy, 'Enterprise-Ready Virtual Cloud Pools:
Vision, Opportunities, and Challenges', The Computer Journal, Oxford
8. Tim Wood, Andres Horacio Lagar, K. K.
Ramakrishnan, Jacobus Van der Merwe, Prashant Shenoy, 'PipeCloud:
Using Causality to Overcome Speed-of-Light Delays in Cloud-Based
Disaster Recovery', ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC
2011), Oct. 2011.
9. J. Chen, M. Arumaithurai, L. Jiao, X. Fu, K. K.
Ramakrishnan, COPSS: An Efficient Content Oriented Publish/Subscribe
System, ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and
Communications Systems (ANCS), 2011.
10. N.G. Duffield, P. Goyal, A. Greenberg, P. Mishra, K. K.
Ramakrishnan, and J. E. Van der Merwe, 'A Flexible Model for
Resource Management in Virtual Private Networks', IEEE/ACM
Transactions on Networking, Oct. 2002.
11. J. C. Mogul and K. K. Ramakrishnan, "Eliminating Receive Livelock
in an Interrupt-driven Kernel", ACM Transactions on Computer
Systems, Oct. 1997.
12. K. K. Ramakrishnan, R. Jain, "A Binary Feedback Scheme for
Congestion Avoidance in Computer Networks", ACM Transactions on
Computer Systems, 1990.