Microsoft researchers making an impact at Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Data Communication

Microsoft Research, Mobility and Networking Research Group

Members of the Mobility and Networking Research Group at Microsoft Research: (front) Victor Bahl; (second row) Aakanksha Chowdhery, Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, and Matthai Philipose; (third row) Ratul Mahajan and Meg Walraed-Sullivan; (fourth row) Srikanth Kandula and Peter Bodik; (fifth row) Ming Zhang, Alec Wolman, and Ranveer Chandra; (sixth row) Hongqiang Liu and Stefan Saroiu; and (rear) Sharad Agarwal.

The annual conference of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM), being held Aug. 17 to 22 in Chicago, is an important event for those who follow the latest developments in applications, technologies, architectures and protocols for computer communication.

Microsoft researchers wrote or co-wrote nine papers that were accepted for SIGCOMM.

“This is a group with amazing depth,” said Victor Bahl, director of Microsoft Research’s Mobility and Networking Research Group. “They’re not just world-class scientists, who routinely come up with great ideas and theory, but they are also very pragmatic. They love nothing better than to solve real-world problems with broad impact.”

And this year, two Microsoft Research Mobility and Networking Research Group members, George Varghese and Ratul Mahajan, are being honored at SIGCOMM for their work.

Varghese, who delivered the conference’s keynote address on Tuesday, is receiving SIGCOMM’s highest honor, the SIGCOMM Award for lifetime achievement, for sustained and diverse contributions to network algorithmics, with far-reaching impact in both research and industry. .

Mahajan is receiving the prestigious ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Paper Award for his 2002 paper “Measuring ISP topologies with Rocketfuel,” written with University of Washington colleagues Neil Spring and David Wetherall.

To learn more, visit the Microsoft Research site.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff