Anshul Gandhi


Anshul Gandhi

Associate 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 2021)

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I am an Associate 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.

[Brief (third-person) bio]



May 2021: Thank you to OpenInfra Labs for supporting our research!
May 2021: Ubaid's work on placement and scheduling of TensorFlow operations is accepted to Middleware 2021. Congratulations to Ubaid and Xiao!
May 2021: NSF funds our multi-tier cache modeling work. Thanks NSF!
March 2021: Our preliminary work on optimizing the configuration of microservices applications is accepted to the EuroMLSys 2021 workshop. Congrats to Gagan!
January 2021: Our joint work with the NetSys lab on DASH video performance under BBR is accepted to WWW 2021. Congrats to Santiago and Rebecca!
August 2020: Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure!
August 2020: One paper accepted to IISWC 2020. Congrats, Ubaid!
June 2020: Two papers accepted to ACSOS 2020. Congratulations to Amogha, Wajahat, and Gagan!
May 2020: One paper accepted to appear in the Performance Evaluation journal. Congrats, Wajahat!
February 2020: Honored and excited to serve as PC Co-Chair for Sigmetrics 2021!



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, Machine Learning, Control Theory} to analyze the behavior of systems such as {Distributed Systems, Cloud, Data Centers, ML Systems} and to optimize metrics of interest such as {Performance, Energy}.

Some of my current projects include:

Selected Awards and Honors:


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












Received the CS@SBU Research Excellence Award
December 2019 (Stony Brook University)

Amogha presenting his work at WOSC 2019
December 2019 (Davis, CA)

Ahmad remotely presenting his work at SOCC 2019
November 2019 (Santa Cruz, CA)

Amogha & Wajahat with their poster at SOCC 2019
November 2019 (Santa Cruz, CA)

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)