Senior Researcher

Palo Alto, CA, US

I am interested in networks and distributed systems. My current focus is around network topology, rack-scale system design and programmable dataplanes

I got my PhD from UC San Diego in 2013 under the guidance of Amin Vahdat. Prior to joining VMware Research, I spent four years in Google's Network Infrastructure group working on network topology design and management. I have also worked on distributed application infrastructure at Microsoft, router operating systems at Cisco and NIC virtualization in GaTech in my past life.

I can be reached at rniranjan at