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

Curriculum Vitae

Welcome! I'm Aaron Gember-Jacobson, a PhD student in the Wisconsin Institute on Software-defined Datacenters Of Madison (WISDoM) in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. My advisor is Aditya Akella. My research interests include middleboxes, software-defined networks, network management, and clouds.

I have a strong interest in teaching. I am currently teaching Introduction to Networks. I have also completed a PhD minor through the Delta program, 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 working on my N scale model railroad.


Research Projects

Recent Publications

Design Patterns for Tunable and Efficient SSD-based Indexes [paper] [slides]
Ashok Anand, Aaron Gember-Jacobson, Collin Engstrom, and Aditya Akella.
ANCS, Los Angeles, CA, 2014.

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]
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.

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