Ramakrishna Padmanabhan


go terps! Computer Science PhD candidate at the University of Maryland,
advised by Neil Spring and Dave Levin

Curriculum Vitae

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I graduated in Dec 2018 and am now a postdoctoral researcher at CAIDA, UC San Diego.

About Me

I am a PhD candidate interested in measuring networks: their topology, connectivity and performance. Growing up in places with poor Internet connectivity, I have a strong interest in measuring connectivity problems, such as loss and high latency, especially in the context of residential networks where their effect on end-users can be high.

My dissertation focusses upon measuring residential Internet connectivity using active probes: how to detect outages using active probes and how to account for errors introduced by the use of active probes. I am also studying the topology of the Internet and eventually plan to correlate outages with topological changes when possible.


PhD Dissertation: Analyzing Internet reliability remotely with probing-based techniques
Advancing the Art of Internet Edge Outage Detection
IMC 2018
Reasons Dynamic Addresses Change
IMC 2016
Timeouts: Beware Surprisingly High Delay
IMC 2015
UAv6: Alias Resolution in IPv6 Using Unused Addresses
PAM 2015

Research Projects

Alias Resolution in IPv6

ThunderPing: Observing How Weather Affects the Internet


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