Internet-scale distributed systems, Content delivery networks, Cloud computing, Algorithms, and Theoretical Computer Science.
Prof. Sitaraman's research focuses on all aspects of Internet-scale distributed systems, including algorithms, architectures, performance, energy efficiency, user behavior, and economics. Previously, as a principal architect, he helped create the Akamai network and is well-known for his role in pioneering Internet-scale distributed networks that currently deliver much of the world's web content, streaming videos, and online applications to billions of users around the world.
Prof. Sitaraman is currently in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received a B. Tech. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. and a Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University.
Prof. Sitaraman is a recipient of an NSF Research Initiation Award, an NSF CAREER Award, and a Lilly Fellowship. He has been nominated by his students for the university-wide Distinguished Teaching Award in four separate years. He has served on numerous program committees and editorial boards of major conferences and journals.