|Alma mater||UC Berkeley, University of Pune|
|Known for||Distributed hash tables, software routing|
|Awards||Grace Murray Hopper Award Sloan Fellowship|
|Institutions||UC Berkeley, Intel Labs, International Computer Science Institute, Nefeli Networks|
|Thesis||A Scalable Content-Addressable Network (2002)|
Sylvia Ratnasamy (born c. 1976) is a Belgian-Indian computer scientist. She is best known as one of the inventors of the distributed hash table (DHT). Her doctoral dissertation proposed the content-addressable networks, one of the original DHTs, and she received the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award in 2014 for this work. She was a longtime professor at University of California, Berkeley and recently joined Google.
Life and career
Ratnasamy received her Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Pune in 1997. She began doctoral work at UC Berkeley advised by Scott Shenker during which time she worked at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA. She graduated from UC Berkeley with her doctoral degree in 2002.
Ratnasamy was a lead researcher at Intel Labs until 2011, when she began as an assistant professor at UC Berkeley. In recent years, Ratnasamy has focused her research on programmable networks including the RouteBricks software router and pioneering work in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). In 2016, she co-founded Nefeli Networks to commercialize NFV technologies.
- Grace Murray Hopper Award
- Sloan Fellowship
- ACM SIGCOMM Test-of-Time Award (2011)
- ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star Award (2017)
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