Hrishikesh B. Acharya
office: GOL-2647, RIT, New York - 14623
email: acharya at mail.rit.edu
I am an Assistant Professor at RIT, New York, and a former Ph.D student from the Networks Security Group at UT.
My CV. If you'd like to know more about me, please get in touch!
|Research Interests||I'm interested in networks and network security. My Ph.D. was on tools that verify and optimize networks - routers, middleboxes such as firewalls, and SDN flow tables. Since then, I've grown interested in networks as distributed systems: the cost of consensus (e.g. in Spanning Tree Protocol), the danger of non-stabilization (attacks on BGP), and so on.||My research statement. Details (and papers) on the left sidebar!|
I mainly teach systems courses (networks, operating systems, distributed systems) and security.
Links on the left.
A concrete system is complex and messy. We need both theory (to get a clean high-level picture) and practice (to get the details). So I like to mix up my classes with labs, and keep things as interactive as possible. Plus, war stories! The material we study is alive and changing - let's show the students that.
|My teaching statement covers my courses. In brief, I believe a class should be led, much as a conductor leads an orchestra. It's not a passive audience to perform for.|
|For Prospective Students.||
Interested in my work? Both hackers and math/logic students are welcome! Drop me a mail.
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