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Jitu Padhye

Principal Researcher


Jitendra Padhye is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. He is interested in all aspects of computer networking and networked systems. His recent work has focused on data center networks and mobile computing. He has published numerous research papers in top conferences, and holds over 25 US patents. He is the recipient of the ACM SIGCOMM’s Test of Time award. He received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2000.



Established: February 19, 2016

We are developing new techniques to efficiently deliver content and services over large-scale cloud infrastructure.

DCQCN: Data Center QCN

Established: August 11, 2015

DCQCN is a congestion control protocol for large scale RDMA networks, developed jointly by Microsoft and Mellanox.


Established: December 2, 2012

To improve the quality of mobile apps, developers need to monitor app performance in the wild. This task is made challenging by the asynchronous nature of mobile apps, and the resource limitations of the mobile platform. To address this challenge, we have developed a system called AppInsight that instruments app binaries to automatically identify the critical path in user transactions, across asynchronous-call boundaries. AppInsight is lightweight, and does not need any changes to the phone…

Project Hawaii

Established: November 9, 2012

The Project Hawaii program was discontinued on October 8, 2013. With Project Hawaii, you can develop cloud-enhanced mobile applications that access a set of cloud services and Windows Azure for computation and data storage. Project Hawaii provides the tools and services; you provide the creativity and imagination. Get the latest version: Project Hawaii Software Development Kit (SDK) Click to open Project Hawaii Discussions Forum.  The forum will open in a new window. Project Hawaii Cloud Services…


Established: June 14, 2011

The GreenUp project provides a comprehensive energy/sleep monitoring and seamless wake up solution for a corporate network environment. Machines can be allowed to aggressively go to sleep safe in the knowledge that they can be seamlessly woken on-demand whenever they are accessed. By allowing machines to sleep more often significant energy savings can be achieved. Energy savings and usage can be readily monitored on the client as well as via a central database. How does…

Microsoft Research TCP Analyzer

Established: June 22, 2009

This tool analyzes network traces of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections. Given a Microsoft Network Monitor trace, the analyzer provides various performance statistics and visualizations for the captured TCP connection. Included are plots of the time-sequence graph, round-trip time measurements, and more. The tool also contains an analysis engine that attempts to explain what the limiting performance factor of a particular connection was. The analyzer installs itself as a Microsoft Network Monitor "Expert".  Once installed,…

Self Organizing Wireless Mesh Networks

Established: October 12, 2004

Community-based multi-hop wireless networks is disruptive to the current broadband Internet access paradigm, which relies on cable and DSL being deployed in individual homes. It is important because it allows free flow of information without any moderation or selective rate control. Compared to the large DSL and cable modem systems that are centrally managed, mesh networking is organic — everyone in the neighborhood contributes network resources and cooperates. Overview Researchers in Microsoft Research Redmond, Cambridge,…























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