Ganesh Ananthanarayanan

I am a graduate student in the Computer Science department at UC Berkeley. I work with Prof. Ion Stoica in the AMP Lab.

After finishing up at Berkeley, I will be joining Microsoft Research in Redmond as a Researcher.

Email: ganesha AT cs DOT berkeley DOT edu

492A RAD Lab
Soda Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720


I'm interested in systems and networking.

Optimizing Parallel Job Performance in Data-Intensive Clusters, Ph.D. Thesis, UCB/EECS-2014-9, Dec 2013

Selected Publications: (Full List)

  • GRASS: Trimming Stragglers in Approximation Analytics [pdf]
    G. Ananthanarayanan, M. C. Hung, X. Ren, I. Stoica, A. Wierman, M. Yu
    USENIX NSDI, Seattle, WA, Apr 2014.
  • PACMan: Coordinated Memory Caching for Parallel Jobs [pdf]
    G. Ananthanarayanan, A. Ghodsi, A. Wang, D. Borthakur, S. Kandula, S. Shenker, I. Stoica
    USENIX NSDI, San Jose, CA, Apr 2012.
  • Disk-Locality in Datacenter Computing Considered Irrelevant [pdf]
    G. Ananthanarayanan, A. Ghodsi, S. Shenker, I. Stoica
    USENIX HotOS, Napa, CA, May 2011.

Selected Talks:

  • Effective Straggler Mitigation: Attack of the Clones [pptx] [pdf]
    AMPLab Summer Retreat, May 2012 and Hortonworks Inc., Nov 2012.
  • Aggressive Cloning of Jobs for Effective Straggler Mitigation [pptx] [pdf]
    USENIX HotCloud, Jun 2012.
  • PACMan: Coordinated Memory Caching for Parallel Jobs [pptx] [pdf]
    USENIX NSDI, Apr 2012, Intel ISTC-CC Retreat, Nov 2012, and VMWare Inc., May 2012.
  • Coordinated In-Memory Caching for Data Intensive Clusters [pptx] [pdf]
    Yahoo! Research, Jun 2011 and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Jul 2011.
  • Disk-Locality in Datacenter Computing Considered Irrelevant [pptx] [pdf]
    USENIX HotOS, May 2011 and Berkeley Cloud Seminar, Feb 2011.
  • Scarlett: Coping with Skewed Popularity Content in MapReduce Clusters [pptx] [pdf]
    ACM EuroSys, Apr 2011, Hortonworks Inc., Jul 2011, Cloudera Inc., Apr 2011, and Facebook Inc., Nov 2010.
  • Reining in the Outliers in MapReduce Clusters using Mantri [pptx] [pdf]
    Yahoo! Research, Nov 2010.
  • Blue-Fi: Enhancing Wi-Fi Prediction using Bluetooth Signals [pptx] [pdf]
    ACM MobiSys, Jun 2009.

A copy of my resume.