Ramesh Sitaraman received his B. Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Princeton University in 1993. Professor Sitaraman is currently a Faculty Member in the Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he is a Member of the Theoretical Computer Science group and codirects the Theoretical Aspects of Parallel and Distributed Systems (TAPADS) Laboratory. His research focuses on fundamental theoretical issues in the design of large-scale distributed systems and global Internet services. His specific interests include communication in parallel and distributed networks, network fault tolerance, and novel technologies for delivering content, media, and applications on the internet. While on a leave of absence from academia, he helped launch Akamai Technologies. Professor Sitaraman is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and a Lilly Fellowship. He has served on numerous program committees of prestigious conferences and has served as an editor for major journals.
Biography Updated on 12 January 2011