Speaker: Ravi Netravali, MIT
Title: Improving Web Applications with Fine-grained Data Flows
Hosts: Richard Yang and Zhong Shao
Web applications are integral to today’s society, hosting a variety of services ranging from banking and e-commerce to mapping and social media. To support these rich services, web applications have evolved into complex distributed systems, making critical tasks such as performance optimization and debugging difficult.
Ravi Netravali is a Ph.D. student at MIT, advised by Professors Hari Balakrishnan and James Mickens. His research interests are in computer systems and networks, with a recent focus on building practical systems to improve the performance and debugging of large-scale, distributed web applications. He is a recipient of the 2017 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, and shared the Internet Research Task Force’s Applied Networking Research Prize in 2018. Netravali graduated from Columbia University in 2012 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.