agember {at} cs.wisc.edu
7376 Computer Sciences Building
1210 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53706

Curriculum Vitae

Hello, I'm Aaron Gember-Jacobson, a PhD student in the Wisconsin Institute on Software-defined Datacenters Of Madison (WISDoM) in the Computer Science department at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. My advisor is Aditya Akella. My research interests include middleboxes, software-defined networks, and cloud networks.

I also have a strong interest in teaching and learning. I've completed a PhD minor through the Delta program at UW-Madison, and my undergraduate research experiences with Embedded Xinu were heavily focused on enhancing Xinu as a teaching tool.

When I need a break from being a graduate student, I like to spend my time cooking, model railroading, and decorating for Christmas.


Introduction to Computer Networks (CS640), Spring 2014

Research Projects

Recent Publications

OpenNF: Enabling Innovation in Network Function Control [paper] [slides] [techreport]
Aaron Gember-Jacobson, Raajay Viswanathan, Chaithan Prakash, Robert Grandl, Junaid Khalid, Sourav Das, and Aditya Akella.
SIGCOMM, Chicago, IL, 2014.

Pratyaastha: An Efficient Elastic Distributed SDN Control Plane [paper] [slides]
Anand Krishnamurthy, Shoban P. Chandrabose, and Aaron Gember-Jacobson.
Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking (HotSDN), Chicago, IL, 2014.

VeriCon: Towards Verifying Controller Programs in Software-Defined Networks [paper][slides]
Thomas Ball, Nikolaj Bjorner, Aaron Gember, Shachar Itzhaky, Aleksandr Karbyshev, Mooly Sagiv, Michael Schapira, Asaf Valadarsky.
Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI), Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2014.

Next Stop, the Cloud: Understanding Modern Web Service Deployment in EC2 and Azure [paper] [dataset] [slides]
Keqiang He, Alexis Fisher, Liang Wang, Aaron Gember, Aditya Akella, Thomas Ristenpart.
Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Barcelona, Spain, 2013.

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