Portrait of Srikanth Kandula

Srikanth Kandula

Senior Principal Researcher


I am a senior principal researcher at Microsoft Research. My interests are broadly in building and analyzing networked systems. Of late, I have worked on big-data platforms and datacenter networks. I completed my PhD in Computer Science from MIT in 2008.


10/19: Data-induced predicates accepted at VLDB’2020.

05/19: Summary of experiences for the samplers and QO rules that we shipped in production big-data clusters. Talk at VLDB 08/19.

07/18: Network + job-aware scheduling of cache tiers for data-parallel systems, NetCo, at SoCC. Best paper award.

06/18: Probabilistic predicates at SIGMOD and SIGMOD demo (best demo award). Post on MSR blog.


Current project: Lazy approximations, Cluster scheduling, SWAN++

Past projects: Seawall, Flyways, CloudCmp, Netmedic, Broom, EXpose, VL2, FatVAP, Sherlock, TeXCP, Flare, Kill-Bots