32 Vassar St., Room 32-G982
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: +1 617 253 7341
I am a Ph.D. student at MIT CSAIL, where I work with Hari Balakrishnan in the NMS group. I've also worked with Jeff Mogul at HP Labs, and Vern Paxson at ICIR/ICSI. I received my master's in computer science from MIT in 2010 and my bachelors in computer science and mathematics from the University of Maryland in 2008. I am fortunate to be supported in part by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
I am interested in networking and systems. Most of my work involves network measurement, lately revolving around making client applications for cloud computing infrastructures and datacenters network-aware in order to improve performance.
Making Currency Inexpensive with iOwe (pdf)
D. Levin, A. Schulman, K. LaCurts, N. Spring, B. Bhattacharjee. NetEcon 2011
Measurement and Analysis of Real-World 802.11 Mesh Networks (pdf | slides)
K. LaCurts, H. Balakrishnan. IMC 2010
VTrack: Accurate, Energy-aware Traffic Delay Estimation Using Mobile Phones (pdf | web)
A. Thiagarajan, L. Ravindranath, K. LaCurts, S. Toledo, J. Eriksson, S. Madden, H. Balakrishnan. SenSys 2009. Awarded Best Paper
BitTorrent is an Auction: Analyzing and Improving BitTorrent's Incentives (pdf | web)
D. Levin, K. LaCurts, N. Spring, B. Bhattacharjee. SIGCOMM 2008
A Plan for Optimizing Network-Intensive Cloud
K. LaCurts, S. Deng, H. Balakrishnan. MIT-CSAIL-TR-2013-003
Measurement and Analysis of Real-World 802.11 Mesh
K. LaCurts. Master's Thesis, MIT EECS
Below is a list of software that I've been involved with at some point, roughly in reverse chronological order.