Sachin Katti

Associate Professor, EE & CS, Stanford University
Office: 342 Gates Hall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 94305
Email: skatti at stanford dot edu
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Recent News

  • NumFabric, Neutral Net Neutrality and Programmable Packet Scheduling papers accepted to ACM SIGCOMM 2016.
  • CliffHanger accepted to USENIX NSDI 2016.
  • Our full duplex research validated independently and commercially with Kumu Networks in mobile operator field trials at Deutsche Telekom.
  • Research Projects

    SoftRAN: Rearchitecting wireless infrastructure to be virtualizable and shareable.
                      Papers: Sigcomm 12, HotSDN 13, CoNEXT 13, NSDI 15, SIGCOMM 16, MOBICOM 16
    Full Duplex: Redesigning wireless networks with radios that simultaneously transmit and receive.
                      Papers: Mobicom 10, Mobicom 11, Sigcomm 12, Sigcomm 13,NSDI 14, SIGCOMM 14, SIGCOMM 15
    Datacenter Transport & Storage: minimalistic, near-optimal data center transport and fabric.
                      Papers: Sigcomm 13, Usenix ATC 13, NSDI 16, SIGCOMM 16, SIGCOMM 16
    Backscatter Communication & Imaging: using wireless signal backscatter to communicate and image.
                      Papers: NSDI 13, NSDI 15 SIGCOMM 15, SenSys 16
    Rateless Networking: Feedback-less wireless network design for data and video.
                      Papers: Sigcomm 11, Mobicom 11, Mobicom 12

    Selected Papers since 2010

  • ACM SIGCOMM 2016, NUMFabric: Fast and Flexible Bandwidth Allocation — [pdf]
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2016, Neutral Net Neutrality — [pdf]
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2016, Programmable Packet Scheduling — [pdf]
  • ACM MOBICOM 2016, QuickC: Practical, Low-Latency Transport for LTE Small Cells — [pdf]
  • ACM SenSys 2016, HitchHike: Practical Backscatter using Commodity WiFi — [pdf]
  • USENIX NSDI 2016, CliffHanger: Scaling Performance Cliffs in Web Memory Caches — [pdf]
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2015, SpotFi: Decimeter Level Localization using WiFi — [pdf]
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2015, BackFi: High Throughput WiFi Backscatter — [pdf]
  • USENIX NSDI 2015, WiDeo: Fine Grained Device-Free Motion Tracing using RF Backscatter — [pdf]
  • USENIX NSDI 2015, Atomix: A Framework for Deploying Signal Processing Applications in Wireless Infrastructure — [pdf]
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2014, FastForward: Fast and Constructive Full Duplex Relays — [pdf]
  • USENIX NSDI 2014, Full Duplex MIMO Radios — [pdf]
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2013, Full Duplex Radios — [pdf]
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2013, pFabric: Minimal Near-Optimal Datacenter Transport — [pdf]
  • USENIX NSDI 2013, PinPoint: Localizing Interfering Radios — [pdf]
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2012, Picasso: Flexible RF and Spectrum Virtualization — [pdf] Best Student Paper Award
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2012, FlashBack: Decoupled Lightweight Wireless Control —[pdf]
  • ACM MOBICOM 2012, AutoMAC: Rateless, Concurrent Medium Access — [pdf]
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2011, Strider: Automatic Rate Adaptation and Collision Handling— [pdf]
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2011, DOF: A Local Wireless Information Plane— [pdf]
  • ACM MOBICOM 2011, FlexCast: Graceful Wireless Video Streaming [pdf]
  • ACM MOBICOM 2011, Practical Real-Time Full Duplex Wireless — [pdf]
  • ACM MOBICOM 2010, Achieving Single Channel, Full Duplex Wireless Communication — [paper pdf] [talk ppt] Best Demo Award.
  • Students

  • Kanthi Nagaraj: flexible transport for datacenters and wide area networks
  • Manikanta Kotaru: backscatter & imaging (Stanford Graduate Fellow)
  • Eyal Cidon: programming network functions
  • Manu Bansal: wireless virtualization
  • Assaf Eisenman: optimizing web scale memory caching
  • Pengyu Zhang (postdoc): backscatter communication
  • Alumni

  • Aaron Schulman (postdoc 2013-2016, Assistant Professor, UCSD CSE)
  • Rakesh Mishra: interference management (PhD 2016, co-founder at stealth startup)
  • Aditya Gudipati (PhD 2015, co-founder at stealth startup)
  • Kiran Joshi (PhD 2015, founder at stealth startup)
  • Dinesh Bharadia (PhD 2015, postdoc at MIT)
  • Mohammad Alizadeh (PhD 2013, Assistant Professor at MIT)
  • Steven Hong (PhD 2012, co-founder of Kumu Networks)
  • Asaf Cidon (PhD 2014, co-founder and CEO of Sookasa)
  • Tomer London (PhD student, on leave, co-founder of Gusto)
  • Awards

  • 2015: IIT Bombay Young Alumnus Award
  • 2014: CNBC Top 50 Most Disruptive Companies/Technologies of 2014
  • 2013: ACM Sigcomm Rising Star Award
  • 2013: Best Student Paper, USENIX ATC 2013
  • 2013: Sloan Fellowship
  • 2012: ACM SIGCOMM 2012 Best Student Paper
  • 2012: NSF Career Award
  • 2011: Okawa Foundation Fellowship
  • 2011: Best Paper Award, ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Home Networking
  • 2010: Terman, Hoover and Packard Junior Faculty Fellowships, Stanford University
  • 2010: Best Demonstration Award, ACM MOBICOM 2010
  • 2009: ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention
  • 2009: George Sprowls Award for Best Dissertation in CS, MIT
  • 2009: IEEE William Bennett Prize
  • 2007: MIT Deshpande Center Innovation Grant
  • 1999: National Talent Search Scholar, India