Hari Balakrishnan
Laboratory for Computer Science
200 Technology Square
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139.
Office: (617) 253-8713
Fax: (617) 253-0147
Email: hari@lcs.mit.edu
URL: http://nms.lcs.mit.edu/~hari/
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1998 
Dissertation Title: Challenges to Reliable Data Transport over Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
Advisor: Professor Randy H. Katz
M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, U.C. Berkeley, 1995
B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1993
1998-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
1994-1998, Graduate Student Researcher, EECS Department, UC Berkeley
1993-1994, Graduate Student Instructor, EECS Department, UC Berkeley
Research interests
Wireless and mobile systems, network protocols and architecture, pervasive computing systems
Awards & Honors
Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching, MIT School of Engineering, 2001
Award paper, 8th IEEE Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS), 2001
Award paper, 6th ACM Intl. Conf. on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM), 2000
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2000
KDD Career Development Chair in Communications Technology, 2000
IBM University Partnership Faculty Award, 1999-2001
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, 1998
C.V. Ramamoorthy Distinguished Research Award, U.C. Berkeley, 1998
Okawa Foundation Research Fellow, 1996
Award paper, 1st ACM Intl. Conf. on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM), 1995
Award paper, Winter Usenix Technical Conf., 1995
Top 20, Indian National Math Olympiad, 1989
Professional Activities
Technical Program Committee: ACM SOSP '01; ACM SIGCOMM '01, '00; ACM MOBICOM '01, '00, '99; USITS '01; HotOS '01;  ACM SIGMETRICS '01, '00; IEEE MOMUC '00; ICDCS '99; IEEE Global Internet '99. 
Area editor: ACM/Baltzer Wireless Networks; ACM Mobile Computing and Communication Review.
Selected publications
Dynamic Behavior of Slowly-Responsive Congestion Control Algorithms
Deepak Bansal, Hari Balakrishnan, Sally Floyd, and Scott Shenker
Proc. ACM SIGCOMM, San Diego, CA, September 2001. (To appear.)
Chord: A Peer-to-Peer Lookup Service for Internet Applications
Ion Stoica, Robert Morris, David Karger, Frans Kaashoek, and Hari Balakrishnan
Proc. ACM SIGCOMM, San Diego, CA, September 2001. (To appear.)
The Cricket Compass for Context-Aware Mobile Applications
Nissanka Priyantha, Allen Miu, Hari Balakrishnan, and Seth Teller
Proc. ACM MOBICOM, Rome, Italy, July 2001. (To appear.)
Span: An Energy-Efficient Coordination Algorithm for Topology Maintenance in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks
Benjie Chen, Kyle Jamieson, Hari Balakrishnan, and Robert Morris
Proc. ACM MOBICOM, Rome, Italy, July 2001. (To appear.)
The Case for Resilient Overlay Networks
David Andersen, Hari Balakrishnan, Frans Kaashoek, and Robert Morris
Proc. 8th IEEE HotOS, Schloss Elmau, Germany, May 2001.
Binomial Congestion Control Algorithms
Deepak Bansal and Hari Balakrishnan
Proc. IEEE INFOCOM, Anchorage, AK, March 2001.
A Unified Header Compression Framework for Low-Bandwidth Links
Jeremy Lilley, Jason Yang, Hari Balakrishnan, and Srinivasan Seshan
Proc. ACM MOBICOM, Boston, MA, August 2000.
The Cricket Location-Support System
Nissanka Priyantha, Anit Chakraborty, and Hari Balakrishnan
Proc. ACM MOBICOM, Boston, MA, August 2000.
An End-to-End Approach to Host Mobility
Alex Snoeren and Hari Balakrishnan
Proc. ACM MOBICOM, Boston, MA, August 2000.
The design and implementation of an intentional naming system
William Adjie-Winoto, Elliot Schwartz, Hari Balakrishnan, and Jeremy Lilley
Proc. 17th ACM Symp. on Operating Systems Principles, Kiawah Island, SC, December 1999.
An Integrated Congestion Management Architecture for Internet Hosts
Hari Balakrishnan, Srinivasan Seshan, and Hariharan Rahul 
Proc. ACM SIGCOMM, Cambridge, MA, September 1999.
The Effects of Asymmetry on TCP Performance
Hari Balakrishnan, Venkata Padmanabhan, and Randy Katz 
ACM Mobile Networks and Applications, 4(3), 1999.
A Comparison of Mechanisms for Improving TCP Performance over Wireless Links
Hari Balakrishnan, Venkata Padmanabhan, Srinivasan Seshan, Randy Katz. 
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, December 1997.
Improving Reliable Transport and Handoff Performance in Cellular Wireless Networks
Hari Balakrishnan, Srinivasan Seshan, Randy H. Katz. 
ACM Wireless Networks, 1(4), December 1995.
Some public-domain software