Sachin Sharma

sachin UPDATE: Sachin Sharma has finished his fellowship in CleanSky and is now an assistant professor at National College of Ireland.

Fellowship: Dr. Sachin Sharma joined the FP7-CleanSky ITN on April 1st, 2016. He is currently investigating “Service availability and disaster recovery” at NEC Laboratories Europe. In this research topic, he performs research on monolithic and microservice architecture (within the scope of Network Functional Virtualization) for complexity, latency, availability and disaster recovery issues

Bio: I received the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Computer Science Engineering from Ghent University, Belgium and the Master of Technology degree (M. Tech.) in Computer Applications from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. During my PhD, I was actively involved in several European and national projects: FP7-SPARC, FP7-CityFlow, FP7-UNIFY, and MECANO, and led to more than 20 publications in top international journals (such as IEEE Network, IEEE Communications Letters, and Communications of the ACM) and conferences. In addition, my research work is lively demonstrated in top venues in networking such as ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE INFOCOM, IM etc. Before starting the PhD, I was working as a senior R&D engineer in Tejas Networks India Limited and was responsible for the development and maintenance of control plane software of SONET/SDH products. My current research interests include the design and evaluation of Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functional Virtualization (NFV), and Ad hoc Networks.

What’s your motivation for following-up your PhD with a PostDoc position, and why within CleanSky?
The topics of research within the CleanSky are closely related to my research interests. In addition, it gives me an opportunity to work in a well-known company-NEC Laboratories Europe. Moreover, within the company, I get an opportunity to collaborate with other FP7-Projects such as FP7-SONATA and to participate in new project proposal discussions.
What is your goal after finishing your fellowship?
I want to become a professor in my near future. So, I would continue working in a company/academia. Let us see how it goes.
Sachin Sharma’s CleanSky ITN Publications
Sachin Sharma (ER3), D. Palma, J. Goncalves, D. Staessens, N. Johnson, C. Palansuriya, R. Figueiredo, L. Cordeiro, D. Morris, A. Carter, R. Baxter, D. Colle, and M. Pickavet, CityFlow: enabling high quality of service in the Internet infrastructure – opportunities, challenges, and experimentation, to appear in IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), 2017 (Main Technical session paper)

Steven Van Rossem, Xuejun Cai, Ivano Cerrato, Per Danielsson, Felician Nemeth, Bertrand Pechenot, Istvan Pelle, Fulvio Risso, Sachin Sharma (ER3), Pontus Sköldstrom and Wolfgang John, “NFV Service Dynamicity with a DevOps approach: Insights from a Use-case Realization”, to appear in IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), 2017 (Experience session paper)

Alessio Silvestro (ESR2), Roberto Bifulco, Sachin Sharma (ER3), Fabian Schneider, Jussi Kangasharju ,Xiaoming Fu, ” Issues in Supporting Third-Party’s In-Network Services in the Internet”, to appear in NetSys 2017 PhD Forum, March 2017.

Sachin Sharma (ER3), Didier Colle, Wouter Tavernier, Mario Pickavet, Piet Demeester: “Inter-Burst Segregation Protocol guaranteeing loss-free packet-switched networks”, in IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 20(10), 1959-1962, October 2016 [PDF]

Sachin Sharma’s Conference Participation
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