Nishanth Sastry's Website
Nishanth SastryJuly 2011 update: I will be joining King's College London as a Lecturer from September 2011. I am looking for good research students to work on social networks, networked systems or the intersection of both. One funded PhD studentship is available. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me (my CL email ID given on the left will continue to remain functional). Computer Laboratory
William Gates Building
15 JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0FD
Phone No.: +44-1223-763617
I am interested in systems architecture. My current work is at the intersection of social networks and networked systems, and explores how to scale rich-media content delivery systems using information embedded in social networks. I have also dabbled with an architecture to enable citywide Wi-Fi access.
Before coming to Cambridge, I worked at different layers of the stack, ranging from semantic web groupware for information streams (at IBM Research) and congestion control theory (at University of Texas, Austin) to ATM device drivers (Cisco Systems).
Things I've been involved in
- Publicity co-chair, COMSNETS 2011. Please consider submitting a paper: CFP.
- I organised and taught an MPhil course module on Current Research Topics last year, this year.
- TPC Member, SIMPLEX 2010.
- Panel on metrosensing, at COMSNETS 2010. Slides: Crowdsourcing in the metro context.
- I helped organise a special seminar series at the Computer Laboratory for the University's 800th Anniversary celebrations.
- TPC Member, SIMPLEX 2009.
- CellCentives, a mobile phone-based solution to support Tuberculosis drug regimen adherence, was piloted in Hyderabad, India, in the second largest Chest Hospital in Asia.
- CellCentives was covered by several media outlets such as Nature News (22 Oct 2007, updated 28 Nov 2007) and CNET News (May 3, 2007) after winning at the MIT IDEAS Competition.
- My HotNets paper on Architecting Citywide Ubiquitous Wi-Fi Access was featured in the Network Research World article "5 Cool Wireless Research Projects Worth Checking Out" (08/11/2007); and New Scientist (Feb 2, 2008)