Vasudevan Nagendra

PhD Candidate
WINGS Lab, Computer Science, Stony Brook University
E-Mail: vnagendra (at) cs (dot) stonybrook (dot) edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vasudevan-nagendra/
I am on job market actively exploring opportunities with early stage starups and research labs.

About Me

I am broadly interested in solving complex networking, security and verification problems, with key focus on building next generation high performance security systems. Recently, I am building security systems that uses ML and signature-based techniques for detecting the bugs to proactively protect the networks from vulnerabilities. I have around 10 years of industry experience in design, development and delivery of network security & virtualization products.

I am advised by Prof. Samir Das, co-advised by Prof. Anshul Gandhi. Along my PhD journey, I am very fortunate and thankful to work with excellent researchers, who created lasting impression on me.

Research in Progress

  • IoT Security and Intent-based Policy framework for large scale IoT deployments [Under Submission]
  • with Vinod Yegneswaran (SRI Labs), Moo-Ryong Raa (AT&T Labs), Michalis Polychronakis, Amir Rahmati, Samir R. Das (Stony Brook University)
  • Science DMZ Network Security [Under Submission]
  • with Vinod Yegneswaran, Phillip Porras (SRI Labs), Samir R. Das (Stony Brook University)
  • Control and Data plane Verification for Enterprise Networks using Statistical and ML-based techniques
  • with Ratul Mahajan (Intentionet), Samir R. Das (Stony Brook University)

    Publications & Talks

    2019

  • ArXiv: VISCR: Conflict-Free Policy Enforcement in Dynamic Consumer IoT Infrastructures
  • Vasudevan Nagendra, Arani Bhattacharya, Vinod Yegneswaran, Amir Rahmati, Moo-Ryong Ra, Samir R Das.
    ArXiv, April 2019.

  • ArXiv: Coordinated Dataflow Protection for Ultra-High Bandwidth Science Networks for Science DMZ
  • Vasudevan Nagendra, Vinod Yegneswaran, Phillip Porras, Samir R Das.
    ArXiv, April 2019.

  • MMLite: Scalable & Resource Efficient Control Plane for next Generation Cellular Packet Core
  • Vasudevan Nagendra, Arani Bhattacharya, Anshul Gandhi, Samir R Das.
    Proceedings of ACM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR), April 2019.
    [LTE UE] [MME Code] [SOSR Talk Slides]

  • 5GCoreLite: Scalable and Resource Efficient Next Generation Cellular Packet Core [Poster]
  • Vasudevan Nagendra, Arani Bhattacharya, Anshul Gandhi, Samir R Das.
    16th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '19 Posters), Feb 2019.

    2017

  • Securing Ultra-High-Bandwidth Science DMZ Networks with Coordinated Situational Awareness
  • Vasudevan Nagendra , Vinod Yegneswaran, Phillip Porras.
    Proceedings of ACM Hot Topics in Networking (HotNets), November 2017.

  • LMS: Label Management Service for Intent-driven Cloud Policy Management
    Joon-Myung Kang, Jeongkeun Lee, Vasudevan Nagendra, Sujata Banerjee.
    15th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2017)
  • 2016

  • LTE-Xtend: Scalable Support of M2M Devices in Cellular Packet Core
    Vasudevan Nagendra, Himanshu Sharma, Samir R. Das.
    ACM MOBICOM Workshop, AllThingsCellular, 2016.
  • TopoMan: Global Network Visibility in the Presence of Middleboxes (A Graybox Approach)
    Vasudevan Nagendra, Shubhada Patil, Michalis Polychronakis, Samir R. Das.
    arXiv:1608.07658.
  • A Graybox Approach for Topology Abstraction, Dynamic Rule placement and Verification
    Vasudevan Nagendra, Samir R. Das.
    AT & T Academic research summit, 2016.
  • 2014

  • Design & Feasibility of Controller based Security Manager for Hybrid SDNs (Poster & 2 Min Fast Forward Talk)
    Vasudevan Nagendra, Long Lu.
    Computer Science Technology Day, September 2014, Stony Brook, New York, USA.
  • Retrofitting Security to SDN-based Network Virtualization (Poster & 2 Min Fast Forward Talk)
    Vasudevan Nagendra, Long Lu.
    Computer Science Technology Day, September 2014, Stony Brook, New York, USA.
  • Plodded client attacks on Webservers and mitigation techniques (Poster & 2 Min Fast Forward Talk)
    Saraswathi Devi Mandyam, Vasudevan Nagendra.
    Computer Science Technology Day, September 2014, Stony Brook, New York, USA.
  • 2013

  • Intelligent, Elastic and Adaptive Network Security for Virtual Cloud Datacenter.
    Vasudevan Nagendra, Sukumar Reddy Puli.
    VMware, vRadio 2013.
  • Technologies & Tools Worked on