Akshay Narayan

I am a graduate student at MIT working with Hari Balakrishnan and Mohammad Alizadeh. I am supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. I previously received a Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs Presidential Fellowship.

Prior to MIT I was a research assistant in the UC Berkeley NetSys lab working with Sylvia Ratnasamy and Scott Shenker. Before that I was an undergrad at UC Berkeley, from which I graduated with High Honors in 2015.

These are links to my CV, GitHub page, and LinkedIn profile. If you want to contact me, you can do so via Keybase, Twitter, or Email.

★ I maintain a list of some good coffee places.


Publications

"Restructuring Endpoint Congestion Control"
Akshay Narayan, Frank Cangialosi, Deepti Raghavan, Prateesh Goyal, Srinivas Narayana, Radhika Mittal, Mohammad Alizadeh, Hari Balakrishnan.
SIGCOMM 2018
[Paper][Slides PDF][Session Video][Conference Program]

"Sincronia: Near-Optimal Network Design for Coflows"
Saksham Agarwal, Shijin Rajakrishnan, Akshay Narayan, Rachit Agarwal, David Shmoys, Amin Vahdat.
SIGCOMM 2018, Awarded Best Student Paper!
[Paper][Conference Program]

"The Case for Moving Congestion Control Out of the Datapath"
Akshay Narayan, Frank Cangialosi, Prateesh Goyal, Srinivas Narayana, Mohammad Alizadeh, Hari Balakrishnan.
HotNets 2017.
[Paper][Slides PDF][Slides PPTX][Conference Program]

"Network Requirements for Resource Disaggregation"
Peter Gao, Akshay Narayan, Sagar Karandikar, Joao Carreira, Sangjin Han, Rachit Agarwal, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Scott Shenker.
OSDI 2016.
[Paper][Slides][Poster][Conference Program]

"pHost: Distributed Near-Optimal Datacenter Transport Over Commodity Network Fabric."
Peter Gao, Akshay Narayan, Gautam Kumar, Rachit Agarwal, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Scott Shenker.
CoNEXT 2015.
[Paper][Slides][Conference Program]

Talks

"Restructuring Endpoint Congestion Control"
Linux NetDev 0x12
[Talk Listing]

Posters

"Restructuring Endpoint Congestion Control"
Akshay Narayan, Frank Cangialosi, Deepti Raghavan, Prateesh Goyal, Srinivas Narayana, Radhika Mittal, Mohammad Alizadeh, Hari Balakrishnan.
ANRW 2018
[Poster][Poster Listing]

"Elasticity Detection: A Building Block for Delay-Sensitive Congestion Control"
Prateesh Goyal, Akshay Narayan, Frank Cangialosi, Deepti Raghavan, Srinivas Narayana, Mohammad Alizadeh, Hari Balakrishnan.
ANRW 2018
[Poster Listing]

Other Projects

"Measuring the Energy Impact of Security Protocols."
Akshay Narayan, Michael Chen, Vern Paxson.
[Paper]

"Turbo: Ultra Low Latency Datacenter Transport."
Akshay Narayan, Sarah Hung, Gautam Kumar, Kaifei Chen, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Ion Stoica.
[Paper]