Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi

Doctoral Candidate
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Email: abdujyo2 [at] illinois [dot] edu

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign advised by Brighten Godfrey. Prior to UIUC, I completed my Master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania where I worked with Roch Guerin and Boon Thau Loo. During Summer 2015, I interned with Ishai Menache at Microsoft Research.

My research interests lie in the areas of computer networking and systems.

I am currently looking for a postdoc position.

Sep 2017: Excited to present my work at the Facebook Fellows Research Workshop.
Apr 2017: Honored to receive the Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship awarded by UIUC College of Engineering.
Jan 2017: Honored to receive the Facebook Ph.D. Fellowship. One of 13 recipients worldwide.
Nov 2016: Presented Morpheus at OSDI and the work on "Measuring and Understanding Throughput of Network Topologies" at Supercomputing.


  • Measuring and Understanding Throughput of Network Topologies [PDF] [TechReport] [Code]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi , Ankit Singla, P. Brighten Godfrey and Alexandra Kolla.
    ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 2016
  • Morpheus: Towards Automated SLOs for Enterprise Clusters [PDF] [Open-sourced Code]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi , Carlo Curino, Ishai Menache, Shravan Matthur Narayanamurthy, Jonathan Yaniv, Alexey Tumanov, Ruslan Mavlyutov, Inigo Goiri, Subru Krishnan, Janardhan Kulkarni, Sriram Rao
    12th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
  • Towards a Flexible Data Center Fabric with Source Routing [PDF]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi , Mo Dong, P. Brighten Godfrey
    ACM Symposium on SDN Research 2015 [SOSR'15]
  • Measuring Throughput of Data Center Network Topologies [PDF]
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi , Ankit Singla, P. Brighten Godfrey and Alexandra Kolla.
    2014 ACM international conference on Measurement and modeling of computer systems [SIGMETRICS '14] (Short paper)
  • Towards a secure and verifiable future Internet
    Limin Jia, Chen Chen, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi , W. Zhou, Suyog Mapara and Boon Thau Loo
    Off the Beaten Track: Underrepresented Problems for Programming Language Researchers Workshop co-located with POPL, 2012.
  • Analysis of Path Diversity in the Internet
    Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi
    Master's thesis, University of Pennsylvania, Aug 2012.
  • Education

    Ph.D. Candidate (Aug 2013 - Present)
    Computer Science
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Master of Science in Engineering (Sep 2010 - Aug 2012)
    Telecommunications and Networking
    University of Pennsylvania
    (GPA - 4.0/4.0)

    Bachelor of Technology (Jul 2006 - May 2010)
    Electronics and Communication Engineering
    National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala, India
    (GPA - 9.76/10.0)


    Research Collaborator, Microsoft (Oct 2015 - May 2016)
    Research Intern, Microsoft Research (May 2015 - Aug 2015)
    Software Engineering Intern, Google (May 2014 - Aug 2014)

    Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania
      TCOM 500: Introduction to Networks and Protocols (Fall 2011)
      TCOM 502: Advanced Networking Protocols (Spring 2012)
      TCOM 504: Telecommunications lab (Spring 2012)

    Honors and Awards

  • Facebook Ph.D. Fellowship, 2017-2018 (One of 13 students selected worldwide)
  • Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship (awarded by UIUC College of Engineering), 2017-2018
  • Invited to Facebook's Women in Research event, 2017
  • Grad Cohort Workshop CRA Women's Scholarship, 2016
  • Travel grants: SIGCOMM 2017, OSDI 2016, NSDI 2014, SIGCOMM 2013
  • Offered MCD Fellowship in Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2013
  • Received Graduate Fellowship, Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2013
  • Gold Medal for first rank in Bachelor of Technology, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Oct 2010
  • DMS scholarship for higher studies from Government of Kerala, India for academic excellence, 2004-2010
  • NTSE scholarship from National Council of Educational Research and Training, India(NCERT), 2004-2010. (One of 1000 students selected nationwide)