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Recent Publications

For older publications see Google Scholar. Most talk slides are uploaded in the lab page

    Is IPFS Ready for Video Streaming?
    Zhengyu Wu*, Cheng Hao Yang*, Santiago Vargas and Aruna Balasubramanian
    The Web Conference 2023

    AccessWear: Making Smartphone Applications Accessible to Blind Users
    Prerna Khanna, Shirin Feiz, Jian Xu, IV Ramakrishnan, Shubham Jain, Xiaojun Bi, Aruna Balasubramanian
    MobiCom 2023 (conditionally accepted)

    Are Mobiles Ready for BBR?
    Santiago Vargas, Gautham Gunapati, Anshul Gandhi, Aruna Balasubramanian
    IMC 2022 [pdf]

    MobiVQA: Efficient On-Device Visual Question Answering
    Qingqing Cao, Prerna Khanna, Nicholas Lane, and Aruna Balasubramanian
    IMWUT/UbiComp 2022 [pdf]

    Swift: Adaptive Video Streaming with Layered Neural Codecs
    Mallesham Dasari, Kumara Kahapatiya,Samir Das, Aruna Balasubramanian, and Dimitris Samaras
    NSDI 2022 [pdf]

    Sensor Virtualization for Efficient Sharing of Mobile and Wearable Sensors
    Jian Xu, Arani Bhattacharya, Aruna Balasubramanian, Don Porter
    AIChallengeIoT 2021 (Co-located with Sensys) [pdf]

    Are Mobile DNN Accelerators Accelerating DNNs?
    Qingqing Cao, Alexandru Eugen Irimiea, Mohamed Abdelfattah, Aruna Balasubramanian and Nicholas D. Lane.
    Embedded and Mobile Deep Learning Worshop 2021 (co-located with MobiSys) [pdf]

    IrEne-viz: Visualizing Energy Consumption of Transformer Models
    Yash Kumar Lal, Reetu Singh, Harsh Trivedi, Qingqing Cao, Aruna Balasubramanian, Niranjan Balasubramanian.
    EMNLP (demo) 2021 [pdf] [Demo]

    IrEne: Interpretable Energy Prediction for Transformers
    Qingqing Cao, Yash Kumar Lal, Harsh Trivedi, Aruna Balasubramanian and Niranjan Balasubramanian
    ACL 2021 [pdf] [slides]

    BBR Bufferbloat in DASH Video
    Santiago Vargas, Rebecca Drucker, Aiswarya Renganathan, Anshul Gandhi, and Aruna Balasubramanian
    WWW (The Web Conference) 2021 [pdf] [video]

    Towards Accurate and Reliable Energy Measurement of NLP Models
    Qingqing Cao, Aruna Balasubramanian and Niranjan Balasubramanian
    SustaiNLP (Workshop on Simple and Efficient Natural Language Processing) 2020 (colocated with EMNLP) [pdf]

    Modeling User-Centered Page Load Time for Smartphones
    Conor Kelton, Jihoon Ryoo, Samir R. Das, and Aruna Balasubramanian
    MobileHCI (Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services) 2020 [pdf]

    A Survey of Patterns for Adapting Smartphone App UIs to Smart Watches
    Zhilan Zhou, Jian Xu, Aruna Balasubramanian, and Don Porter
    MobileHCI (Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services) 2020 [pdf]

    Need for Mobile Speed: A Longitudinal Study of Mobile Web Performance
    Javad Nejati, Meng Luo, Nick Nickiforakis, and Aruna Balasubramanian
    TMA (Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis) 2020 [pdf]

    Decomposing Pre-trained Transformers for Faster Question Answering
    Qingqing Cao, Harsh Trivedi, Aruna Balasubramanian and Niranjan Balasubramanian
    ACL (Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics) 2020 [pdf]

    Towards Predicting Reading Comprehension From Gaze Behavior
    Seoyoung Ahn, Conor Kelton, Aruna Balasubramanian, Gregory Zelinsky
    ETRA (Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications) 2020 [pdf]

    Streaming 360 degree Videos using Super-resolution
    Mallesham Dasari, Arani Bhattacharya, Santiago Vargas, Pranjul Sahu, Aruna Balasubramanian, Samir Das
    INFOCOM 2020 [pdf]

    WProfX: A fine-grained visualization tool for Web Page Loads
    Javad Nejati and Aruna Balasubramanian
    EICS (Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems) 2020 [pdf]

    DarkReader: Bridging the Gap Between Perception and Reality of Power Consumption in Smartphones for Blind Users
    Jian Xu, Syed Masum Billah, Roy Shilkrot, Aruna Balasubramanian
    ASSETS 2019 (ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility) [pdf]
    Best Paper Nominee

    Characterizing JSON Traffic Patterns on a CDN
    Santiago Vargas, Utkarsh Goel, Moritz Steiner, Aruna Balasubramanian
    IMC 2019 [pdf]

    When to use and when not to use BBR: An empirical analysis and evaluation study
    Yi Cao, Arpit Jain, Kriti Sharma, Aruna Balasubramanian, Anshul Gandhi
    IMC 2019 [pdf]

    ECON: Modeling the network to improve application performance
    Yi Cao, Javad Nejati, Aruna Balasubramanian, Anshul Gandhi
    IMC 2019 [pdf]

    DeQA: On-Device Question Answering
    Qingqing Cao, Noah Weber, Niranjan Balasubramanian, Aruna Balasubramanian
    MobiSys 2019 [pdf]

    Reading Detection in Real-time
    Conor Kelton, Zijun Wei, Seoyoung Ahn, Aruna Balasubramanian, Samir Das, Dimitris Samaras, Greg Zelinsky
    Symposium on Eye Tracking and Applications (ETRA) 2019 [pdf]

    Impact of Device Parameters on QoE for Internet Applications
    Mallesham Dasari, Santiago Vargas, Arani Bhattacharya, Aruna Balasuramanian, Samir R Das, and Michael Ferdman
    IMC 2018 [pdf]

    Ultra-Low-Power Mode for Screenless Mobile Interaction
    Jian Xu, Suwen Zhu, Aruna Balasubramanian, Xiaojun Bi, and Roy Shilkrot
    UIST 2018 [pdf]

    UIWear: Easily Adapting User Interfaces for Wearable Devices
    Jian Xu (co-primary), Qingqing Cao (co-primary), Aditya Prakash, Aruna Balasubramanian, and Don Porter
    MobiCom 2017 [pdf] [3-min Video]

    PrIA: A Private Intelligent Assistant
    Aruna Balasubramanian, Niranjan Balasubramanian, Supriyo Chakraborthy, Shashank Jain, and Vivek Tiwari
    HotMobile 2017 [pdf]

    Deconstructing the Energy Consumption of the Mobile Page Load
    Yi Cao, Javad Nejati, Muhammad Wajahat, Aruna Balasubramanian, Anshul Gandhi
    Sigmetrics 2017 [pdf]

    Improving User Perceived Page Load Time Using Gaze
    Conor Kelton (Co-primary), Jihoon Ryoo (Co-primary), Aruna Balasubramanian, Samir Das
    NSDI 2017 [pdf].

    An In-Depth Study of Mobile Browser Performance.
    Javad Nejati and Aruna Balasubramanian.
    WWW, April 2016.[pdf]

    Enhancing Mobile Apps to Use Sensor Hubs Without Programmer Effort.
    Haichen Shen, Aruna Balasubramanian, Anthony LaMarca, David Wetherall.
    ACM UbiComp, September 2015.[pdf][Presentation]
    Best paper award, Gaetano Borriello best student paper award

    How Speedy is SPDY?.
    Xiao Sophia Wang, Aruna Balasubramanian, Arvind Krishnamurthy, David Wetherall.
    Usenix NSDI, April 2014. [pdf]

    Demystifying Page Load Performance with WProf.
    Xiao Sophia Wang, Aruna Balasubramanian, Arvind Krishnamurthy, David Wetherall.
    Usenix NSDI, April 2013. [pdf] [bibtex][Presentation]

    FindAll: A Local Search Engine for Mobile Phones.
    A. Balasubramanian, N. Balasubramanian, S. J. Huston, D. Metzler, D. J. Wetherall.
    ACM CoNext, December, 2012. [pdf] [bibtex][Presentation]

    R3: Robust Replication Routing in Wireless Networks with Diverse Connectivity Characteristics
    Xiaozheng Tie, Arun Venkataramani and Aruna Balasubramanian.
    ACM MobiCom, September 2011. [pdf]

    Augmenting Mobile 3G Using WiFi: Measurement, Design, and Implementation.
    Aruna Balasubramanian, Ratul Mahajan, Arun Venkataramani.
    ACM MobiSys, June 2010. [pdf] [Presentation] [bibtex]

    MAUI: Making Smartphones Last Longer with Code offload.
    Eduardo Cuervo, Aruna Balasubramanian, Dae-ki Cho, Alec Wolman, Stefan Saroiu, Ranveer Chandra, Paramvir Bahl.
    ACM MobiSys, June 2010. [pdf] [bibtex].

    Energy Consumption in Mobile Phones: A Measurement Study and Implications for Network Applications.
    Niranjan Balasubramanian, Aruna Balasubramanian, Arun Venkataramani.
    ACM/USENIX IMC, November 2009. [pdf] [bibtex] [Technical Report] [Presentation]

    Enhancing Interactive Web Applications in Hybrid Networks.
    Aruna Balasubramanian, Brian Levine, Arun Venkataramani.
    ACM MobiCom, September 2008. [pdf] [bibtex] [Presentation]

    ViFi: Interactive WiFi Connectivity For Moving Vehicles.
    Aruna Balasubramanian, Ratul Mahajan, Arun Venkataramani, Brian Levine, John Zahorjan.
    ACM SIGCOMM, August 2008. [pdf] [Technical report] [bibtex] [Presentation]

    DTN Routing as a Resource Allocation Problem.
    Aruna Balasubramanian, Brian Levine, Arun Venkataramani.
    ACM SIGCOMM, August 2007. [pdf] [Technical Report] [bibtex] [Presentation]

Journal Publications

    Characterizing Embedded Web Browsing in Mobile Apps
    Deyu Tian, Yun Ma, Aruna Balasubramanian, Yunxin Liu, Gang Huang, Xuanzhe Liu
    In IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 2020 [pdf]

    Tula: Balancing Energy for Sensing and Communication in a Perpetual Mobile System
    J. Sorber, A. Balasubramanian, M. D. Corner, J. Ennen, C. Qualls.
    In IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 2013 [pdf]

    Replication Routing in DTNs: A Resource Allocation Approach.
    Aruna Balasubramanian, Brian Levine, Arun Venkataramani.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Transactions on Networking [pdf]