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UW CSE scores “Best Paper” at NSDI ’15

NSDIA team of faculty and students from UW CSE’s Computer Systems Lab today received the Best Paper Award at the 12th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI ’15) for the paper “Designing Distributed Systems Using Approximate Synchrony in Data Center Networks.” The team was led by UW CSE professor Dan Ports, and included UW CSE graduate students Jialin Li, Vincent Liu, and Naveen Kr. Sharma, and UW CSE professor Arvind Krishnamurthy.

UW CSE has an amazing record of Best Paper Awards in NSDI – the premier venue for presenting distributed systems research. The list now includes:

  • NSDI ’15: “Designing Distributed Systems Using Approximate Synchrony in Data Center Networks” by Dan R.K. Ports, Jialin Li, Vincent Liu, Naveen Kr. Sharma, and Arvind Krishnamurthy.
  • NSDI ’13: “F10: A Fault-Tolerant Engineered Network” by Vincent Liu, Dan Halperin, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Tom Anderson.
  • NSDI ’10: “Reverse Traceroute” by Ethan Katz-Bassett, Harsha V. Madhyastha, Vijay Kumar Adhikari, Colin Scott, Justine Sherry, Peter van Wesep, Tom Anderson, and Arvind Krishnamurthy.
  • NSDI ’08: “Consensus Routing: The Internet as a Distributed System” by John P. John, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Tom Anderson, and Arun Venkataramani.
  • NSDI ’07: “Do Incentives Build Robustness in BitTorrent?” by Michael Piatek, Tomas Isdal, Tom Anderson, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Arun Venkataramani.

(And Arvind seems to have had his fingers in all five!)

Congratulations Dan, Jialin, Vincent, Naveen, and Arvind! (Check out the “Speculative Paxos” project web page here.)