UCSB Assistant Professor, Arpit Gupta, Received an Honorable Mention at the ACM SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Awards By Sandra Dieron, PR Assistant, Computer Science 

Arpit Gupta is currently a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. He will be joining the Department of Computer Science at UCSB, as an assistant professor, in Fall 2019. Arpit received an honorable mention for his dissertation titled, “Flexible and Scalable Systems for Network Management,” for impactful work on Software Defined Internet Exchange Point design and implementation in the 2018 ACM SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Awards.

The doctoral dissertation award was created by SIGCOMM in 2011, and recognizes excellent thesis research by doctoral candidates in the field of computer networking and data communication. A list of previous winners can be found here.

Arpit’s research involves the design and implementation of systems that solve real-world network operations problems at the intersection of networking, cybersecurity, and machine learning, with a specific focus on flexible and scalable systems for managing production networks. In the past, he built Sonata, a streaming network monitoring system; and SDX, an Internet routing control system. Both these systems are open source and widely used in both industry and academia. Arpit’s work appears at top-tier networking and systems conferences, including ACM SIGCOMM and USENIX NSDI. His work on SDX received the Internet2 Innovation Award, the USENIX NSDI Community Contribution Award, and the ACM SOSR Best Paper Award. Arpit received his Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University, masters in computer science from NC State University, and B.Tech. in ECE from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Congratulations Arpit Gupta, we are so proud of you and this fantastic accomplishment, and we are so excited for you to join us this Fall!