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.

Symposium of SDN Research 2020
Usenix ATC 2020
I have also served on past ANCS, SOSR and SIGCOMM PCs.

I can be reached at rniranjan at