Manya Ghobadi
ghobadi at csail dot mit dot edu





Assistant Professor
Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


32 Vassar Street, 32-G940
Cambridge
MA 02139


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Research Interest:

My research interests are in the general area of computer networking and systems, including systems for ML, data centers, optical networks, transport protocols, and hardware-software co-design. I am interested in designing new networking paradigms as well as building systems and experimenting with them.

Recent Publications:

R. Singh, M. Ghobadi, K. Foerster, M. Filer, P. Gill, RADWAN: Rate Adaptive Wide Area Network, In Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM, 2018.

K. Foerster, M. Ghobadi, S. Schmid, Characterizing the Algorithmic Complexity of Reconfigurable Data Center Architectures, In Proc. of ACM/IEEE ANCS, 2018.

A. Caulfield, P. Costa, M. Ghobadi, Beyond SmartNICs: Towards a Fully Programmable Cloud, In Proc. of IEEE HPSR, 2018.

K. Bergman, J. Shalf, G. Michelogiannakis, S. Rumley, L. Dennison, M. Ghobadi , PINE: An Energy Efficient Flexibly Interconnected Photonic Data Center Architecture for Extreme Scalability, In Proc. of IEEE Optical Interconnects, 2018.

D. Zhuo, M. Ghobadi, R. Mahajan, K. Foerster, A. Krishnamurthy, T. Anderson, Understanding and Mitigating Packet Corruption in Data Center Networks, In Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM, 2017.

D. Zhuo, M. Ghobadi, R. Mahajan, A. Phanishayee, X. K. Zou, H. Guan, A. Krishnamurthy, T. Anderson, RAIL: A Case for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Links in Data Center Networks, In Proc. of USENIX NSDI, 2017.

R. Singh, M. Ghobadi, K. Foerster, M. Filer, P. Gill, Run, Walk, Crawl: Towards Dynamic Link Capacities, In Proc. of ACM HotNets, 2017.

M. T. Arashloo, M. Ghobadi, J. Rexford, D. Walker, HotCocoa: Hardware Congestion Control Abstractions, In Proc. of ACM HotNets, 2017.

M. Ghobadi, R. Mahajan, Optical Layer Failures in a Large Backbone, In Proc. of ACM IMC, 2016. (Best Public Dataset Award)

M. Ghobadi, R. Mahajan, A. Phanishayee, N. Devanur, J. Kulkarni, G. Ranade, P. Blanche, H. Rastegarfar, M. Glick, D. Kilper, ProjecToR: Agile Reconfigurable Data Center Interconnect, In Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM, 2016.

Y. Zhu, M. Ghobadi, V. Misra, J. Padhye, ECN or Delay: Lessons Learnt from Analysis of DCQCN and TIMELY, In Proc. of ACM CoNEXT, 2016. (Best Paper Award Finalist)

M. Ghobadi, J. Gaudette, R. Mahajan, A. Phanishayee, B. Klinkers, D. Kilper, Evaluation of Elastic Modulation Gains in Microsoft’s Optical Backbone in North America, In Proc. of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), 2016.

M. Filer, J. Gaudette, M. Ghobadi, R. Mahajan, T. Issenhuth, B. Klinkers, J. Cox, Elastic Optical Networking in the Microsoft Cloud, In Proc. of Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN), 2016.

Prospective students:

Students who are exceptionally reliable, creative, and hard working, with a high GPA, are strongly encouraged to apply to the EECS graduate program and mention my name in the application.
If you are already at MIT, please send me an email and I'm happy to arrange a time to meet.

Prospective postdocs:

Please email me your resume and top three publications.