I automated infrastructure and built event-based monitoring pipelines long before the advent of Kuberenetes, Prometheus and IaC. While I assimilated them along with Envoy, WASM, eBPF and many others into my toolkit, during a career and a PhD spanning 17+ years, my focus has always been on the core principles of infrastructure management. As such my expertise goes beyond the ever-ephemeral tools, allowing me to comfortably handle challenges - like automating parts of Kubernetes services, optimizing inter-service communication, manipulating traffic to-and-fro services, getting deeper insights into them - that require extending COTS tools with specific knowledge of the environment.
My research, advised by Dr. Timothy Wood, focuses on novel algorithms to reduce end-to-end latency in distributed systems and has earned recognition in the form of the IEEE Karsten Schwan Best Paper Award.
Through my projects I have explored areas like inter-process communication, DPDK/XDP-based kernel network bypass, reverse proxy, distributed database and multi-leader election.
More information can be found on my GitHub and my personal page.