Portrait of Ishai Menache

Ishai Menache

Sr Principal Research Manager


I lead the CORE group in MSR Redmond. Our focus is on designing large-scale optimization solutions for cloud systems and applications.

Current projects:

Online algorithms for VM allocation (sample work: OSDI’20, Sigmetrics’21)

Cloud supply chain management

Areas of interest:

  • Reinforcement learning – algorithm design and applications
  • Cloud and network economics (see this monograph for a summary)
  • Cloud resource management (WAN, VM and cluster scheduling, DaaS)
  • Large-scale optimization for logistics and transportation

I completed my Ph.D. at the Technion, and spent a couple of years at MIT as a postdoc associate.

Recent PCs: SPAA’16, EuroSys’17, NETGCOOP’18 (chair), ASPLOS’19 (ERC), ICML’19, NeurIPS’19, APOCS’21