Anshul Gandhi


Anshul Gandhi

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics (affiliate appointment)
Stony Brook University

Office: 347, Computer Science.  Phone: (631) 632-8475.
Email: anshul (at) cs (dot) stonybrook (dot) edu
Lab: 336, Computer Science.  PACE Lab.
Twitter: @PACELab_SBU.

CV: [pdf] (updated: June 2019)

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, where I lead the PACE Lab.
I am broadly interested in systems and performance modeling. My research aims to improve system performance via analytical tools.
My recent projects include interference-aware performance modeling and management and dynamic provisioning of cloud-deployed applications.
Please see my research interests and publications below for more information.
Feel free to email me if you want to learn more about my research and are interested in joining my group.



November 2019: Check out the gallery to see what PACE Lab is up to!
November 2019: Amogha and I will present a tutorial on leveraging queueing theory to improve application latency at Middleware 2019.
November 2019: On the Program Committee for ACSOS 2020, the joint conference of ICAC and SASO.
October 2019: Our paper won the Best Paper Award at MASCOTS 2019!! Congratulations to Wajahat!
October 2019: One paper accepted to Workshop on Serverless Computing (WoSC). Congrats, Amogha!
September 2019: One paper accepted to appear in IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. Congrats, Ahmad!
September 2019: One paper accepted to SOCC 2019. Congrats, Ahmad, Amogha, and Wajahat!
August 2019: NSF funds our network performance modeling work. Thanks NSF!
August 2019: On the Program Committee for ISPASS 2020.
July 2019: Two of our papers on congestion control modeling and analysis are accepted to IMC 2019. Congrats, Yi!
July 2019: Our collaborative work with IBM is accepted to appear at ICSOC 2019. Congrats, Ubaid!
July 2019: Two papers accepted to MASCOTS 2019. Congratulations to Wajahat, Scott, and Amogha!
July 2019: On the Organizing Committee (Workshops Chair) and Program Committee for Sigmetrics 2020!
June 2019: Our work on truncating Markov chains with probability mass guarantees is accepted to MAMA 2019. Congrats, Gagan!
May 2019: Honored to receive the 2019 Sigmetrics Rising Star Award!!
April 2019: Awarded AWS credits as part of the AWS Cloud Credits for Research program award. Thanks, AWS!
April 2019: Our collaborative work with IBM on leveraging GPUs to accelerate data analytics applications is accepted at ICAC 2019.
March 2019: Serving as Track Co-Chair for the Intelligent Systems and Infrastructure track for WWW 2020!
January 2019: Our work on variability reduction is accepted (as oral presentation) at WWW 2019. Congrats, Amogha!
January 2019: One paper accepted to appear at SOSR 2019. Congrats, Vasu!



I was a Post Doctoral Researcher in the Cloud Optimization and Analytics group at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center from 2013 to 2014.
I completed my Ph.D. in 2013 from the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University where I was advised by Prof. Mor Harchol-Balter.
My Ph.D. thesis, Dynamic Server Provisioning for Data Center Power Management, was awarded the 2013 SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award.
I completed my undergraduate studies in 2007 from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Research Interests:


I am interested in applying theory to systems. In particular, my research aims to leverage mathematical tools such as {Performance Modeling,Queueing Theory,Control Theory} to analyze the behavior of systems such as {Distributed Systems,Cloud,Data Centers} and to optimize metrics of interest such as {Performance,Power,Energy}.

Some of my recent projects include:

A detailed description of current projects can be found here.

Publications:      [Google Scholar]  [DBLP]  [ResearchGate]












Receiving the Mascots '19 Best Paper Award
October 2019 (Rennes, France)

Yi presenting his work at IMC 2019
October 2019 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Scott presenting his work at Mascots 2019
October 2019 (Rennes, France)

Wajahat presenting his work at Mascots 2019
October 2019 (Rennes, France)

Celebrating Ahmad's Ph.D. graduation!
July 2019 (Istanbul Cafe, Long Island)

Congratulations to Dr. Javadi!
July 2019 (Stony Brook University)

Giving the Sigmetrics 2019 Rising Star Award talk
June 2019 (Phoenix, AZ)

Receiving the Sigmetrics 2019 Rising Star Award
June 2019 (Phoenix, AZ)

Hooding PACE Lab's first graduating Ph.D., Ahmad!
May 2019 (Stony Brook University)

Amogha presenting his work at WWW 2019
May 2019 (San Francisco, CA)

End-of-semester group lunch
March 2019, a bit delayed (Del Fuego, Long Island)

Receiving the ICDCS '18 Best Student Paper Award
July 2018 (Vienna, Austria)

Ubaid presenting the ICDCS '18 Best Student Paper
July 2018 (Vienna, Austria)

End-of-semester group lunch
January 2018 (Raan Thai, Long Island)

Closing remarks @ Middleware '17
December 2017 (UNLV, Las Vegas)

Wajahat & Sharath with their Middleware '17 poster
December 2017 (UNLV, Las Vegas)

Ahmad presenting his Middleware '17 poster
December 2017 (UNLV, Las Vegas)

Wajahat, Deepthi, Sharath, and their MW '17 poster
December 2017 (UNLV, Las Vegas)

Ahmad presenting our DIAL work @ ICAC '17
July 2017 (Columbus, OH)

PACE Lab and friends @ Sigmetrics '17
June 2017 (UIUC)

Yi presenting our RECON work @ Sigmetrics '17
June 2017 (UIUC)

End-of-semester group dinner
May 2017 (Setauket Pita House, Long Island)

End-of-semester group lunch
December 2016 (Cheesecake Factory, Long Island)

Lab group photo
April 2016 (SBU, Long Island)