I am a computer science researcher working within Systems and Networking. My current research is focused on the following areas:
Utilizing recent advances such as RDMA and Programmable Switches (P4) to accelerate data center system performance
Improving techniques for Data Deduplication with encrypted data
Analyzing the impact of Networking Failures on large-scale software systems
I am enrolled in the PhD program in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo as a part of the Waterloo Advanced Systems Lab (WASL). My supervisor is Prof. Samer Al-Kiswany. Prior to this, I was enrolled in the research-based master's program at Waterloo from 2019-2021 and I have been a Design Engineer at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) from 2017-2019.
I received my master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in 2021, working under the supervision of Prof. Samer Al-Kiswany. I received my undergraduate degree in Computer Science from PES University in Bangalore, India and have been supervised by Dr. K.V Subramaniam and Dr. Phalachandra. I was a research assistant at CCBD during my time there.
CASPR: Connectivity-Aware Scheduling for Partition Resilience [PDF]
International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), 2023
Best Paper Award Nominee
Sara Qunaibi, Sreeharsha Udayashankar and Samer Al-Kiswany
DedupBench - A Benchmarking Tool for Data Chunking Techniques [Paper] [PDF]
IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 2023
Alan Liu, Abdelrahman Ba'ba', Sreeharsha Udayashankar and Samer Al-Kiswany
Basil Alkhatib, Sreeharsha Udayashankar, Sara Qunaibi, Ahmed Alquraan, Mohammed Alfatafta, Wael Al-Manasrah, Alex Depoutovitch and Samer Al-Kiswany
Orcbench: A Representative Serverless Benchmark [Paper] [PDF]
IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD), 2022
Ryan Hancock, Sreeharsha Udayashankar, Ali Mashtizadeh and Samer Al-Kiswany
Benchmarking Diferentially Private Algorithms [PDF]
Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy (TPDP), 2021
Huiyi Ning, Sreeharsha Udayashankar, Sara Qunaibi, Karl Knopf and Xi He
In-Network Scheduling for Real-Time Analytics [Thesis]
MMath Thesis, 2021
Falcon - Low Latency Network Accelerated Scheduling [Paper] [PDF]
P4 Workshop in Europe (EuroP4), 2020
Ibrahim Kettaneh, Sreeharsha Udayashankar, Ashraf Abdel-Hadi, Robin Grosman and Samer Al-Kiswany
Gaming Modeling and Projections - The Impact of CPU Performance
AMD Asia Technical Conference (AATC), 2019
Sreeharsha Udayashankar, Saumya Chandra and Don Cherepacha
System and method of deduplication for encrypted content
Best Patent Award for 2023 - Acronis
Sreeharsha Udayashankar, Abdelrahman Ba'ba', Samer Al-Kiswany, Serg Bell and Stanislav Protasov
In my spare time, I develop applications with a variety of languages and tools. Some of these projects and their source code are showcased in this section.
MuZero on Super Mario Bros
I have attempted to evaluate MuZero, an algorithm for deep learning published by Google Deepmind in 2019, against Deep-Q-Networks with Double-Q-Learning, the state of the art model free algorithm. I have compared their performance using the game Super Mario Bros. The system architectural diagram has been shown below:
Clips of an agent trained using MuZero playing the game can be found below:
|Training GIF 1||Training GIF 2|
|Training GIF 3||Training GIF 4|
The Crypto Lottery
This project consists of an Ethereum-based back end and a front end powered by React.js. The objective of this project was to build a lottery application where users register using Ether and stand a chance to win the Jackpot.
The Jackpot is the prize pool consisting of contributions from all participants with the winner being chosen at regular time intervals. A participants chances also increase with the Ether they contribute up to a certain limit.
Python Game Collection
I have developed a few games in Python 3.6 using the PyGame library. Some of them are showcased below.
I enjoy running, cycling and hiking in my spare time. Here are a few images I've shot using my phone on some of my hikes:
|Sunshine Meadows - Banff National Park||Peyto Lake - Banff National Park|
|Flowerpot Island - Bruce Peninsula National Park||The Grotto - Bruce Peninsula National Park|
|Centennial Ridges - Algonquin Provincial Park||Track and Tower - Algonquin Provincial Park|
|BR Hills - Karnataka||Tadiandamol - Karnataka|