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Balajee Vamanan

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Building & Room:

1240 SEO


851 S. Morgan St, MC 152, Chicago, IL, 60607

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I got my bachelor’s degree from Birla Institute of Science & Tech. (BITS), Pilani  in India. Before starting my Ph.D., I worked for a few years as a hardware design engineer at Nvidia Corporation. During this time, I was fortunate to lead the design of the memory system for the first unibody MacBook Air! But I wanted to do more open-ended research and made a transition back to academia by joining the Ph.D. program at Purdue University. I graduated with a Ph.D. from Purdue University and joined UIC in the October of 2015 as an Assistant Professor.  I spent the summer and fall of 2012 at Google on datacenter congestion control and load balancing.

My research interests primarily lie in various aspects of computer networks: datacenters, low-latency networks, architecture of routers, cellular networks, programmable routers, etc. Nevertheless, I am broadly interested in computer systems research as an area and I do dabble on research topics such as in-memory caches and architecture of memory systems from time to time.

Please see my homepage for detailed information about my research, publications, lab, students, open positions, and service.