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Vijay Chidambaram

Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science,
The University of Texas at Austin

Office: GDC 6.436,
2317 Speedway, Stop D9500
Austin, TX 78712-1757

Email: vijay@cs.utexas.edu
Twitter: @vj_chidambaram
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I am broadly interested in systems-ish stuff: operating systems and distributed systems. Most of the work I've done so far has been in file systems and storage. Recent interests: non-volatile memory, key-value stores, and verification.

I was previously a grad student and Alumni Scholar in Computer Science @ University of Wisconsin Madison. I worked with Prof. Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau and Prof. Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau in the The ADvanced Systems Laboratory (ADSL). I was awarded the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship in 2014.

I am interested in taking on new students. If you are interested in working with me, please check out my page for prospective students and send me an email (after reading this!). Make sure to apply to the PhD program by the deadline (December 15).

If you are a student considering grad school or applying for grad school, these links may be useful (advice on contacting profs, getting letters of recommendation, etc.)

My research is supported by VMware and Facebook.

Students

Teaching

Fall 2016: Graduate Operating Systems: CS 380L

Fall 2014: Back at Wisconsin: Introduction to Operating Systems (CS 537)

Service

PC Member for MASCOTS 17, MSST 17, HotStorage 17, NVMW 17, WWW 17, HotStorage 16, NVMW 16
External Review Committee Member for ASPLOS 17, Eurosys 17
Reviewer for TOCS, TACO, TDSC, TOS

News

Dec 2016: Our work on Application Crash Consistency got accepted to FAST 2017!

Dec 2016: Grateful to Facebook Academic Program for supporting my research!

Nov 2016: Honored to receive the SIGOPS Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award!

Oct 2016: Awarded a VMware Early Career Faculty Award!

Sep 2016: NVMove, our work on helping developers port applications to NVM, got accepted to INFLOW 16!

Aug 2016: Started at UT Austin!

July 2016: Excited to receive a Google Cloud Platform Education Grant!

Older News

Talks

Dec 2016. Presented NVMove to HP engineers.

Selected Publications

Application Crash Consistency and Performance with CCFS
Thanumalayan Sankaranarayana Pillai, Vijay Chidambaram, Ramnatthan Alagappan, Lanyue Lu, Vijay Chidambaram, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
FAST 2017
PDF

NVMOVE: Helping Programmers in Moving to Byte-Based Persistence
Himanshu Chauhan, Irina Calciu, Vijay Chidambaram, Eric Schkufza, Onur Mutlu, Pratap Subramanyam
INFLOW 2016
PDF   Slides  Bibtex

Crash Consistency: Rethinking the Fundamental Abstractions of the File System
Thanumalayan Sankaranarayana Pillai, Vijay Chidambaram, Ramnatthan Alagappan, Samer Al Kiswany, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
ACM Queue July 2015
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All File Systems Are Not Created Equal: On the Complexity of Crafting Crash-Consistent Applications
Thanumalayan Sankaranarayana Pillai, Vijay Chidambaram, Ramnatthan Alagappan, Samer Al Kiswany, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
OSDI 2014
Abstract   PDF   BibTex   Talk slides   Talk video   Software

Blizzard: Fast, Cloud-scale Block Storage for Cloud-oblivious Applications
James Mickens, Ed Nightingale, Jeremy Elson, Bin Fan, Asim Kadav, Vijay Chidambaram, Osama Khan, Krishna Nareddy, Darren Gehring
NSDI 2014
Abstract   PDF   BibTex   Talk slides   Talk video  

Optimistic Crash Consistency
Vijay Chidambaram, Thanumalayan Sanakaranarayana Pillai, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
SOSP 2013
Abstract   PDF   BibTex   Talk slides   Talk video   Project Page   Github

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