Ram DurairajanAssistant Professor, CS
University of Oregon
ram AT cs.uoregon.edu
332 Deschutes Hall,
1202 University of Oregon,
1477 E. 13th Avenue,
Eugene, OR 97403, USA.
+1 (541) 346-4425
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Ramakrishnan (Ram) Durairajan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, and co-directs the Oregon Networking Research Group (ONRG) at the University of Oregon. He is also affiliated with the Center for Cyber Security and Privacy. Ram earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his B.Tech. in Information Technology from the College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), Anna University.
Ram has been leading a team of super-talented graduate and undergraduate students in federal, university, and industry research projects totaling over $4 Million. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers in various conferences, journals, and workshops. His research has been recognized with several awards including the NSF CAREER award, NSF CRII award, Ripple faculty fellowship, UO faculty research award, best paper awards from ACM CoNEXT and ACM SIGCOMM GAIA, and has been covered in several fora (NYTimes, MIT Technology Review, Popular Science, Boston Globe, Gizmodo, Mashable, among others). Recently, his research on Internet topology has been named as "One of the 100 Greatest Innovations" and has won a number of awards including the "Best of What's New" (in security category) by the Popular Science Magazine.
Ram routinely serves as a technical advisor and consultant for startups and companies on issues about network data science and Internet cartography.
- February, 2023: Excited to organize the ACM SIGMETRICS workshop on self-driving networks" with Arpit Gupta and Walter Willinger!
- October, 2022: Our multi-task learning effort is highlighted in JSAC blog!
- August, 2022: Recent NSF award on dataplane telemetry highlighted in Around the O!
- July, 2022: Excited to receive an NSF CNS medium grant to work on runtime dataplane telemetry. Thanks NSF!
- May, 2022: Congrats to Matt Hall for winning the competitive UO Dissertation Research Fellowship!
- April, 2022: Jared's work on multi-task learning for network measurements will appear in IEEE JSAC! Congrats Jared!
- April, 2022: A couple of ongoing projects are highlighted in Oregon Quarterly.
- March, 2022: NSF CAREER award have been featured in UO CIS as well as Around the O.
- February, 2022: Excited to receive the NSF CAREER Award. Thanks NSF!
- January, 2022: Co-chairing IEEE CloudNet 2022 with Leo Linguaglossa!
- November, 2021: Recent awards have been featured in UO CIS as well as Around the O.
- October, 2021: Juno's research featured in CRA Conquer.
- September, 2021: Excited to lead an NSF CC*-Integration large project with collaborators at UO, UCSB, and Niksun, Inc. Thanks NSF!
- September, 2021: Our work on runtime programmable telemetry will appear in IEEE Network magazine! Congrats Chris!
- August, 2021: Excited to lead an NSF SaTC medium project with collaborators at CMU and BU. Thanks NSF!
- June, 2021: Our work on dynamic scheduling of approximate telemetry queries will appear in Usenix NSDI 2022! Congrats Chris!
- June, 2021: Our work on the feasibility of optical topology programming will appear in ACM SIGCOMM OptSys 2021! Congrats Matt and collaborators at MIT, UW-Madison, and U. Vienna!
- June, 2021: Our work on high-performance in-band network measurements using eBPF will appear in TMA 2021!
- May, 2021: Excited to receive the ISOC research grant. Thanks ISOC!
- March, 2021: Our survey on reconfigurable optical networks will appear in Elsevier OSN 2021! Congrats Matt!
- February, 2021: Co-organizing the 2nd ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Secure Programmable network INfrastructure (SPIN) with Yixin Sun.
- January, 2021: Excited to present the challenges in using ML for networking research at NSF WOMBIR 2021.
- December, 2020: Our inter-disciplinary work on assessing the resilience of Internet infrastructures to earthquakes will appear in PAM 2021! Congrats Juno!
- December, 2020: Congrats to Juno for CRA Undergraduate Researcher Award - Honarable Mention!
- September, 2020: Thrilled to receive faculty fellowship from Ripple, Inc.!
- July, 2020: Excited to organize the first (virtual) RISE (netwoRkIng SystEms) summer school with my colleague Sudarsun.
- June, 2020: The report on our experiences in organizing the PAM 2020 virtual conference to appear in ACM SIGCOMM CCR 2020!
- May, 2020: Our work on labeling networking data at scale will appear in ACM SIGCOMM NetAI 2020!
- May, 2020: Our work on optics-enabled extreme DDoS defense will appear in ACM SIGCOMM SPIN 2020!
- April, 2020: Our work on multi-resource monitoring will appear in Usenix HotStorage 2020!
- April, 2020: Two papers will appear in IFIP TMA'20! Congrats to ONRG students and collaborators!
- March, 2020: Successfully organized the first virtual PAM conference with my colleague Prof. Rejaie!
- January, 2020: Co-organizing the 2nd ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Optical Systems Design (OptSys) with Chen Avin, Paolo Costa, George Porter, and Stefan Schmid.
- December, 2019: Our work on comparative characterization of multi-cloud connectivity to appear in PAM 2020!
- November, 2019: Bahador Yeganeh successfully defended his PhD! Congrats to Dr. Yeganeh, PhD #1, who will be joining Snapchat, Inc.!
- October, 2019: Bokeh, a framework for obfuscating physical infrastructure maps to appear in ACM SIGSPATIAL LocalRec workshop!
- September, 2019: Our work on using weak supervision to denoise Internet delay measurements will appear in IEEE ICMLA'19! Congrats to Anirudh (my intern in the Summer of 2018)!
- August, 2019: Matt Hall won the Ripple fellowship. Congrats Matt!
- July, 2019: Our work on understanding Amazon's peering fabric will appear in ACM IMC'19! Congrats Bahador!
- June, 2019: Matt Hall won the Erwin & Gertrude Juilfs Scholarship. Congrats Matt!
- June, 2019: Our work on containerizing Internet measurements and managing the timezone database will appear in Applied Networking Research Workshop!
- June, 2019: Co-organizing a tutorial on Reconfigurable Networks (ReNets) with Klaus-Tycho Foerster, and Stefan Schmid.
- May, 2019: Nolan Rudolph won the VPRI Fellowship. Congrats Nolan!
- May, 2019: Excited to announce that Yamini Lakshmi Narasimhan and Shivaani Krishnakumar will be working with me at ONRG as an interns this summer!
- April, 2019: Excited to receive NSF CRII Award. Thanks NSF!
- April, 2019: Thrilled to receive UO Faculty Research Award!
- April, 2019: It was fun to be a judge and a problem contributor for the 23rd Annual UO Eugene Luks Programming Competition!
- January, 2019: Co-organizing the 1st ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Optical Systems Design (OptSys) with Chen Avin, Paolo Costa, Manya Ghobadi, and Stefan Schmid.
- October, 2018: ADAPT to appear in Elsevier FGCS'19! We show how to use pretense theory to effectively defend attacks (e.g., DDoS, APT, etc.) in cloud platforms.
- September, 2018: Two posters from ONRG will appear in ACM IMC'18. Congrats Matt and Chris!
- July, 2018: Our work on strategies for active IPv6 topology discovery to appear in ACM IMC'18!
- July, 2018: Our work on time synchronization system for the Internet of Things to appear in the 8th ACM International Conference on the Internet of Things.
- June, 2018: Multiple awards won by my students at ONRG: Anisha Malynur won the J. Donald Hubbard Family Scholarship, Bahador Yeganeh won the Gurdeep Pall Graduate Fellowship, and Chris Misa won the VPRI Fellowship. Congrats Bahador, Anisha, and Chris!
- June, 2018: Checkout our time synchronization system for the Internet of Things.
- June, 2018: Excited to annouce that Anirudh Muthukumar will be working with me at ONRG as an intern this summer!
- May, 2018: Check out our preprint on strategies for active IPv6 topology discovery.
- May, 2018: Our work (EMPol) on using web browing logs to assess user's candidate preference to appear in ACM SIGKDD'18!
- May, 2018: Our work on characterizing "The Edge" in mobile edge computing to appear in ACM MECOMM workshop co-located with ACM SIGCOMM'18!
- May, 2018: Our work on climate change risks to Internet infrastructure will appear in Applied Networking Research Workshop!
- May, 2018: Our work (TimeWeaver) on using NTP to measure one-way delays between arbitrary hosts in the Internet to appear in International Teletraffic Congress!
- April, 2018: Excited and honored to receive UW-Madison's Graduate Research Award!
- March, 2018: It was fun to be a judge and a problem contributor for the 22nd Annual UO Eugene Luks Programming Competition!
- March, 2018: Our work on virtualizing unused optical fibers (vFiber) will appear in USENIX NSDI'18 as a poster. Congrats Matt!
- March, 2018: Our work (Tezzeract) on using NTP to create an Internet-wide event detection framework to appear in IFIP Networking'18!
- January, 2018: Dolus to appear in ACM ICDCN'18! We show how to use pretense theory to effectively defend DDoS in cloud platforms.
- December, 2017: Attended and presented our work on climate change risks to Internet infrastructure at the Dagstuhl seminar (17511).
- November, 2017: Our work on automatic metadata generation (SoMeta) in IMC'17. Source code is available here. The work is completely reproducible.
- October, 2017: Brainchild from my PhD ("Internet Atlas") has been named one of The 100 greatest innovations of 2017 by Popular Science.
- October, 2017: Excited to receive an NSF Support Grant for attending Dagstuhl seminar. Thanks NSF!
- September 16, 2017: Started at UOregon CIS as an Assistant Professor!