Conference/Workshop Papers


  • Rethinking Congestion Control for Cellular Networks
    P. Goyal, M. Alizadeh, and H. Balakrishnan
    HotNets 2017 [pdf]

  • The Case for Moving Congestion Control Out of the Datapath
    A. Narayan, F. Cangialosi, P. Goyal, S. Narayana, M. Alizadeh, and H. Balakrishnan
    HotNets 2017 [pdf]

  • Neural Adaptive Video Streaming with Pensieve
    H. Mao, R. Netravali, and M. Alizadeh
    SIGCOMM 2017 [pdf]

  • Language-directed hardware design for network performance monitoring
    S. Narayana, A. Sivaraman, V. Nathan, P. Goyal, V. Arun, M. Alizadeh, V. Jeyakumar, and C. Kim
    SIGCOMM 2017 [pdf]

  • dRMT: Disaggregated Programmable Switching
    S. Chole, A. Fingerhut, S. Ma, A. Sivaraman, S. Vargaftik, A. Berger, G. Mendelson, M. Alizadeh, S.-T. Chuang, I. Keslassy, A. Orda, and T. Edsall
    SIGCOMM 2017 [pdf]

  • Let It Flow: Resilient Asymmetric Load Balancing with Flowlet Switching
    E. Vanini, R. Pan, M. Alizadeh, P. Taheri, and T. Edsall
    NSDI 2017 [pdf]


  • Co-Designing Software and Hardware for Declarative Network Performance Measurement
    S. Narayana, A. Sivaraman, V. Nathan, M. Alizadeh, D. Walker, J. Rexford, V. Jeyakumar, and C. Kim
    HotNets 2016 [pdf]

  • Resource Management with Deep Reinforcement Learning
    H. Mao, M. Alizadeh, I. Menache, and S. Kandula
    HotNets 2016 [pdf]

  • Programmable Packet Scheduling at Line Rate
    A. Sivaraman, S. Subramanian, M. Alizadeh, S. Chole, S.-T. Chuang, A. Agrawal, H. Balakrishnan, T. Edsall, S. Katti, and N. McKeown
    SIGCOMM 2016 [pdf]

  • Packet Transactions: High-level Programming for Line-Rate Switches
    A. Sivaraman, A. Cheung, M. Budiu, C. Kim, M. Alizadeh, H. Balakrishnan, G. Varghese, N. McKeown, and S. Licking
    SIGCOMM 2016 [pdf]

  • NUMFabric: Fast and Flexible Bandwidth Allocation in Datacenters
    K. Nagaraj, D. Bharadia, H. Mao, S. Chinchali, M. Alizadeh, and S. Katti
    SIGCOMM 2016 [pdf]

  • Scheduling Mix-flows in Commodity Datacenters with Karuna
    L. Chen, K. Chen, W. Bai, and M. Alizadeh
    SIGCOMM 2016 [pdf]

  • Costly Circuits, Submodular Schedules and Approximate Carath√©odory Theorems
    S. B. Venkatakrishnan, M. Alizadeh, and P. Viswanath
    SIGMETRICS/Performance 2016 [pdf]

  • JUGGLER: A Practical Reordering Resilient Network Stack for Datacenters
    Y. Geng, V. Jeyakumar, A. Kabbani, and M. Alizadeh
    EuroSys 2016 [pdf]

  • Cliffhanger: Scaling Performance Cliffs in Web Memory Caches
    A. Cidon, A. Eisenman, M. Alizadeh, and S. Katti
    NSDI 2016 [pdf]


  • High Speed Networks Need Proactive Congestion Control
    L. Jose, L. Yan, M. Alizadeh, G. Varghese, N. McKeown, and S. Katti
    HotNets 2015 [pdf]

  • Towards Programmable Packet Scheduling
    A. Sivaraman, S. Subramanian, A. Agrawal, S. Chole, S.-T. Chuang, T. Edsall, M. Alizadeh, S. Katti, N. McKeown, and H. Balakrishnan
    HotNets 2015 [pdf]

  • Dynacache: Dynamic Cloud Caching
    A. Cidon, A. Eisenman, M. Alizadeh, and S. Katti
    HotCloud 2015 [pdf]


  • CONGA: Distributed Congestion-Aware Load Balancing for Datacenters (Best Paper Award)
    M. Alizadeh, T. Edsall, S. Dharmapurikar, R. Vaidyanathan, K. Chu, A. Fingerhut, T. Lam, F. Matus, R. Pan, N. Yadav and G. Varghese
    SIGCOMM 2014 [pdf] [extended version]

  • Millions of Little Minions: Using Packets for Low Latency Network Programming and Visibility
    V. Jeyakumar, M. Alizadeh, Y. Geng, C. Kim and D. Mazieres
    SIGCOMM 2014 [pdf] [extended version]


  • Tiny Packet Programs for low-latency network control and monitoring
    V. Jeyakumar, M. Alizadeh, C. Kim and D. Mazieres
    HotNets 2013 [pdf]

  • pFabric: Minimal Near-Optimal Datacenter Transport
    M. Alizadeh, S. Yang, M. Sharif, S. Katti, N. McKeown, B. Prabhakar and S. Shenker
    SIGCOMM 2013 [pdf] [extended version]

  • On the Data Path Performance of Leaf-Spine Datacenter Fabrics
    M. Alizadeh and T. Edsall
    IEEE Hot Interconnects 2013 [pdf]

  • EyeQ: Practical Network Performance Isolation at the Edge
    V. Jeyakumar, M. Alizadeh, D. Mazieres, B. Prabhakar, C. Kim and A. Greenberg
    NSDI 2013 [pdf]

2012 and earlier

  • Deconstructing Datacenter Packet Transport
    M. Alizadeh, S. Yang, S. Katti, N. McKeown, B. Prabhakar and S. Shenker
    HotNets 2012 [pdf]

  • Versatile Refresh: Low Complexity Refresh Scheduling for High Throughput Multi-banked eDRAM
    M. Alizadeh, A. Javanmard, S.T. Chuang, S. Iyer and Y. Lu
    SIGMETRICS 2012 [pdf]

  • Less is More: Trading a little Bandwidth for Ultra-Low Latency in the Data Center
    M. Alizadeh, A. Kabbani, T. Edsall, B. Prabhakar, A. Vahdat and M. Yasuda
    NSDI 2012 [pdf]

  • EyeQ: practical network performance isolation for the multi-tenant cloud
    V. Jeyakumar, M. Alizadeh, D. Mazieres, B. Prabhakar and C. Kim
    HotCloud 2012 [pdf]

  • Analysis of DCTCP: Stability, Convergence, and Fairness
    M. Alizadeh, A. Javanmard and B. Prabhakar
    SIGMETRICS 2011 [pdf]

  • Stability Analysis of QCN: The Averaging Principle
    M. Alizadeh, A. Kabbani, B. Atikoglu and B. Prabhakar
    SIGMETRICS 2011 [pdf]

  • Data Center TCP (DCTCP)
    M. Alizadeh, A. Greenberg, D. A. Maltz, J. Padhye, P. Patel, B. Prabhakar, S. Sengupta and M. Sridharan
    SIGCOMM 2010 [pdf]

  • AF-QCN: Approximate Fairness with Quantized Congestion Notification for Multi-tenanted Data Centers
    A. Kabbani, M. Alizadeh, M. Yasuda, R. Pan and B. Prabhakar
    IEEE Hot Interconnects 2010 [pdf]

  • Data Center Transport Mechanisms: Congestion Control Theory and IEEE Standardization
    M. Alizadeh, B. Atikoglu, A. Kabbani, A. Lakshmikantha, R. Pan, B. Prabhakar and M. Seaman
    Allerton 2008 [pdf] (Invited)


  • Packet Transport Mechanisms for Data Center Networks
    M. Alizadeh
    Stanford University, 2013 [pdf]