I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of California, Irvine. My research interests lie at the intersection of computer systems, networking, and machine learning. Prior to UCI, I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2019 where I was advised by Brighten Godfrey and had a brief stint as a postdoc at VMware Research. I am currently an Affiliated Researcher at VMware Research.

I lead the Networking, Systems, and AI Lab (NetSAIL) at UCI. My current focus revolves around:
- Internet Resilience
- Systems and Machine Learning

For Fall 2022 PhD Applicants: I will be recruiting at least two students in this cycle. Please apply here and list my name among your faculty preferences if you are interested in joining our group.

Publications

  • [NSDI'22] cISP: A Speed-of-Light Internet Service Provider
    Debopam Bhattacherjee, Waqar Aqeel, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Ilker Nadi Bozkurt, William Sentosa, Muhammad Tirmazi, Anthony Aguirre, Balakrishnan Chandrasekaran, P. Brighten Godfrey, Gregory P. Laughlin, Bruce M. Maggs, Ankit Singla
    To Appear in The 19th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, 2022


  • [SIGCOMM'21] Solar Superstorms: Planning for an Internet Apocalypse [PDF]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi
    SIGCOMM 2021
    Media: WIRED, Forbes, Ars Technica, Scientific American, Tech Xplore, Live Science, and several other media outlets.

  • [HotNets'20] Spineless Data Centers [PDF]
    Vipul Harsh, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Brighten Godfrey
    19th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets'20)
  • [OSDI'20] Building Scalable and Flexible Cluster Managers Using Declarative Programming [PDF] [Code]
    Lalith Suresh, Joao Loff, Faria Kalim, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Nina Narodytska, Leonid Ryzhyk, Sahan Gamage, Brian Oki, Pranshu Jain, Michael Gasch
    14th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '20)
  • [HotCloud'20] Towards An Application Objective-Aware Network Interface [PDF]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi*, Sayed Hadi Hashemi*, Roy Campbell, Brighten Godfrey
    12th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud '20)
  • [arXiv'20] Caramel: Accelerating Decentralized Distributed Deep Learning with Computation Scheduling [PDF]
    Sayed Hadi Hashemi*, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi*, Brighten Godfrey, Roy Campbell
    (* = co-primary authors)
    Preprint, arXiv, 2020
  • [MLSys'19] TicTac: Accelerating Distributed Deep Learning with Communication Scheduling [PDF]
    Sayed Hadi Hashemi*, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi*, Roy H. Campbell
    (* = co-primary authors)
    The Conference on Systems and Machine Learning (SysML), 2019
  • [NSDI'19] Is Advance Knowledge of Flow Sizes a Plausible Assumption? [PDF]
    Vojislav Dukic, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Bojan Karlas, Muhsen Owaida, Ce Zhang, Ankit Singla
    The 16th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, 2019
  • [MLSys'18] On The Importance of Execution Ordering in Graph-Based Distributed Machine Learning Systems [PDF]
    Sayed Hadi Hashemi, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Roy H. Campbell
    Conference on Systems and Machine Learning (SysML), 2018
    (Extended Abstract)
  • [OSDI'16] Morpheus: Towards Automated SLOs for Enterprise Clusters [PDF] Open-source code on Hadoop: Reservation module [1] Resource Estimator [2]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Carlo Curino, Ishai Menache, Shravan Matthur Narayanamurthy, Jonathan Yaniv, Alexey Tumanov, Ruslan Mavlyutov, Inigo Goiri, Subru Krishnan, Janardhan Kulkarni, Sriram Rao
    12th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
  • [SC'16] Measuring and Understanding Throughput of Network Topologies [PDF] [TechReport] [Code]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Ankit Singla, P. Brighten Godfrey and Alexandra Kolla.
    SC, ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 2016
  • [SOSR'15] Towards a Flexible Data Center Fabric with Source Routing [PDF]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Mo Dong, P. Brighten Godfrey
    ACM Symposium on SDN Research 2015
  • [SIGMETRICS '14] Measuring Throughput of Data Center Network Topologies [PDF]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Ankit Singla, P. Brighten Godfrey and Alexandra Kolla.
    2014 ACM international conference on Measurement and modeling of computer systems (Short paper)
  • Towards a secure and verifiable future Internet
    Limin Jia, Chen Chen, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, W. Zhou, Suyog Mapara and Boon Thau Loo
    Off the Beaten Track: Underrepresented Problems for Programming Language Researchers Workshop co-located with POPL, 2012.


  • Technical Reports

  • cISP: A Speed-of-Light Internet Service Provider [PDF]
    Debopam Bhattacherjee, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Ilker Nadi Bozkurt, Muhammad Tirmazi, Waqar Aqeel, Anthony Aguirre, Balakrishnan Chandrasekaran, P. Brighten Godfrey, Gregory P. Laughlin, Bruce M. Maggs, Ankit Singla
  • Expander Datacenters: From Theory to Practice [PDF]
    Vipul Harsh, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, Inderdeep Singh, Brighten Godfrey

  • Thesis

  • Network Flow Optimization for Distributed Clouds
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi
    Ph.D. thesis, University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign, Aug 2019.

  • Analysis of Path Diversity in the Internet
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi
    Master's thesis, University of Pennsylvania, Aug 2012.
  • Networking, Systems, and AI Lab (NetSAIL)


    Graduate Students
    Sagar Patel
    Alagappan Ramanathan

    Kapil Agrawal (MS)

    Undergraduate Students
    Varij Parin Jhaveri
    Qingshuang (Susie) Su
    Jonathan Fei Yu
    Haining Zhou

    Nitya Golla (HS intern)

    Alumni
    Niva Ranavat (BS 2021)
    Chinmay Tyagi (BS 2021)

    Teaching


    Winter 2022: Systems and Machine Learning
    Winter 2021: Systems and Machine Learning [CS295]

    Education


    Ph.D. (Aug 2013 - Aug 2019)
    Computer Science
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Master of Science in Engineering (Sep 2010 - Aug 2012)
    Telecommunications and Networking
    University of Pennsylvania

    Bachelor of Technology (Jul 2006 - May 2010)
    Electronics and Communication Engineering
    National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala, India

    Experience


    Postdoctoral Researcher, VMware Research (Sep 2019 - Jun 2020)
    Research Collaborator, Microsoft (Oct 2015 - May 2016)
    Research Intern, Microsoft Research (May 2015 - Aug 2015)
    Software Engineering Intern, Google (May 2014 - Aug 2014)

    Service

    Organizing
      2021: Joint ATC/OSDI Preview Sessions Co-Chair

    Program Committee
      2022: NSDI, EuroSys
      2021: ATC, SoCC, CoNEXT, ML for Computer Architecture and Systems Workshop @ ISCA, SOSP Student Research Competition, Posters/Demos at SIGCOMM
      2020: SIGCOMM, ATC, CoNEXT, NetAI Workshop at SIGCOMM, Posters/Demos at SIGCOMM


    Reviewer
      IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking: 2020, 2018, 2017, 2015
      Transactions on Computer Systems: 2019
      Journal of Systems Research: 2021 (Reviewer in SysML area at JSys)
      External Reviewer: European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par): 2016

    Honors and Awards


  • Invited to attend the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, 2019
  • Invited to attend the Rising Stars in EECS workshop at MIT, 2018.
  • Facebook Ph.D. Fellowship, 2017-2019 (One of 13 students selected worldwide)
  • Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship (awarded by UIUC College of Engineering), 2017-2018
  • Invited to Facebook's Women in Research event, 2017
  • Grad Cohort Workshop CRA Women's Scholarship, 2016
  • Gold Medal for first rank in Bachelor of Technology, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Oct 2010
  • NTSE scholarship from National Council of Educational Research and Training, India(NCERT), 2004-2010. (One of 1000 students selected nationwide)
  • DMS scholarship for higher studies from Government of Kerala, India for academic excellence, 2004-2010