Amy Ousterhout

amy dot ousterhout at berkeley dot edu

About

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the NetSys Lab at UC Berkeley. My research focuses on enabling high performance for networked applications in datacenters.

I received my Ph.D. from MIT CSAIL, advised by Hari Balakrishnan and Adam Belay. My thesis proposed a system called Shenango that enables servers in datacenters to provide both low tail latency and high CPU efficiency. During my Ph.D., I was supported by an NSF Fellowship, a Hertz Foundation Fellowship, an Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs Presidential Fellowship, and a Google Anita Borg Scholarship.

I graduated from Princeton University in 2013 with a B.S.E. in Computer Science. At Princeton, I was advised by Jennifer Rexford, Michael J. Freedman, and Thomas Funkhouser.

Publications

Just In Time Delivery: Leveraging Operating Systems Knowledge for Better Datacenter Congestion Control
Amy Ousterhout, Adam Belay, Irene Zhang
HotCloud 2019

Shenango: Achieving High CPU Efficiency for Latency-sensitive Datacenter Workloads
Amy Ousterhout, Joshua Fried, Jonathan Behrens, Adam Belay, Hari Balakrishnan
NSDI 2019
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Flexplane: An Experimentation Platform for Resource Management in Datacenters
Amy Ousterhout, Jonathan Perry, Hari Balakrishnan, Petr Lapukhov
NSDI 2017
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Fastpass: A Centralized "Zero-Queue" Datacenter Network
Jonathan Perry, Amy Ousterhout, Hari Balakrishnan, Devavrat Shah, Hans Fugal
SIGCOMM 2014

Talks

Shenango: Achieving High CPU Efficiency for Latency-sensitive Datacenter Workloads
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA - May 28, 2019
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA - April 11, 2019
Netdev, Prague, Czech Republic - March 21, 2019
NSDI, Boston, MA - February 27, 2019
Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA - December 5, 2018

Flexplane: An Experimentation Platform for Resource Management in Datacenters
Stanford NetSeminar, Stanford, CA - June 6, 2017
NSDI, Boston, MA - March 28, 2017
New England Networking and Systems Day, Boston, MA - October 7, 2016
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA - July 8, 2015