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Shaileshh Bojja Venkatakrishnan

 Ph.D. student 

 office : 130 CSL
 email : bjjvnkt2@illinois.edu
 phone: +1 217-419-2712

Biography

I am a PhD student in ECE at the Coordinated Science Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. Pramod Viswanath. I received my bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2012, and master's degree from UIUC in 2014. My research interests lie primarily in the broad area of distributed algorithms for networks. I particularly enjoy problems that warrant 'first-principles' thinking. Specific topics I have worked on in the past include scheduling algorithms for data center networks, peer-to-peer networks and anonymity in Bitcoin cryptocurrency networks. I am also interested in information theory and wireless communication. During the summer of 2016 I interned at Google Mountain View, where I worked on congestion control in Google's data center networks.