PhD Candidate @ UC San Diego

I’m a final year Computer Science Ph.D. student at UC San Diego where I’m advised by Alex Snoeren. My research interests broadly lie in improving efficiency of modern data center operating systems and networking stacks. My thesis focus is on building better disaggregated or far memory systems by specializing them for, and taking guidance from, the applications using them.

I am on the job market for research-focused industry positions this year (2024)!

Publications (Google scholar)

Limited Access: The Truth Behind Far Memory  [ paper ]
Anil Yelam*, Stewart Grant*, Enze Liu, Radhika Niranjan Mysore, Marcos K. Aguilera, Amy Ousterhout, and Alex C. Snoeren
Proceedings of the Workshop on Resource Disaggregation and Serverless Computing (WORDS)

Memory disaggregation: why now and what are the challenges [ paper ]

Marcos K. Aguilera,  Emmanuel Amaro,  Nadav Amit,  Erika Hunhoff,  Anil Yelam, Gerd Zellweger

ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, Volume 57

CoResident Evil: Covert Communication In The Cloud With Lambdas [ paper | talk | code ]

Anil Yelam, Shibani Subbareddy, Keerthana Ganesan, Stefan Savage and Ariana Mirian

The Web Conference ‘21 

SmartNIC Performance Isolation with FairNIC: Programmable Networking for the Cloud [ paper | talk ]

Stewart Grant*, Anil Yelam*, Maxwell Bland and Alex C. Snoeren

Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Conference

(* Co-first authors)



Email: ayelam(AT)ucsd(DOT)edu

Office: CSE 3140

Other: LinkedIn, GitHub, Goodreads

About me

I grew up in Southern India. Before starting my PhD in 2018, I received my bachelors degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2014) and I spent four years working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft (splitting my time at Belgrade and Redmond). I’m an avid reader and I like literary fiction; García Márquez is my favorite author (and Salman Rushdie, a close second). I also love playing Tennis and Piano.