Indranil Gupta                                                                         

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science;
& Affiliate Faculty, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering;
& Affiliate Faculty, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology;
@ University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign  

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PhD Students



Research and Publications

      My research group: Distributed Protocols Research Group (this link will take you out from this website)

      I lead the BOCCE Center (Blue and Orange Cloud Computing Center), started by a generous gift from Microsoft (Azure Team).

What the News/Blog Media thinks about My Research and Work

Professional Service

   Committees/Panels/Sessions Currently or Recently Involved in:
PC Co-Chair: IEEE IC2E 2017 (with Jiangchuan Liu), LADIS 2017 (with Dushyanth Narayanan)
            PC Member: ACM SoCC 2017, IEEE ICAC 2017, IEEE ICDCS 2017 (Distributed Operating Systems and Middleware Track), IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2017 (Mobile, Hybrid, and Emerging Clouds Track)
PC Co-Chair: IEEE ICDCS 2016 (Cloud Computing and Datacenters Track) (with Dilma Da Silva), IEEE ICCAC 2016 (with Yixin Diao), DeMiST 2016 (with Fabian Bustamante)
PC Member: Usenix ATC 2016, ACM SoCC 2016, IC2E 2016, ICPP 2016 (Applications Track), ICDCN 2016
             PC Member:
IEEE CAC 2015, P2P/Edge 2015, SIGCOMM DCC 2015, IEEE IC2E 2015, IEEE ICAC 2015, ICDCS 2015 (Cloud Computing and Datacenters Systems Track)
             Associate Editor/Editorial Board : ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS)

             Panelist, IWCA 2015

             Invited Speaker, INFORMS 2015

             PC Co-Chair: IEEE P2P 2014 (with Roger Wattenhofer)
             PC Member: IEEE ICDCS 2014 (Cloud Computing and Datacenter Systems Track), SIGCOMM DCC 2014, ACM SoCC 2014, MTAGS 2014
             Associate Editor/Editorial Board: ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS)
             PC Member: ACM SoCC 2013, IEEE P2P 2013, IC2E 2013, ICDCN 2013
             Associate Editor/Editorial Board: ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS)
     2012: (Until August 2012, on Sabbatical Leave)
             PC Member: MTAGS 2012, ICDIT 2012
     2011: (On Sabbatical Leave from August 2011)
             PC Member: ICDCS 2011 (Distributed OS and Middleware Track), ICAC 2011, DCDV 2011
             Steering Committee Member: ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware 2011
             PC Co-Chair: ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware 2010 (with Cecilia Mascolo); IEEE SASO 2010 (with Jerry Rolia and Salima Hassas).
             PC Member: Usenix HotDep 2010; ICDCS 2010 (Distributed OS and Middleware Track); DCOSS 2010; IEEE SECON 2010; EDCC 2010; ICDCN 2010; MTAGS 2010
             PC Member: ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware 2009 (Main Track); Industrial track at ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware 2009; ICDCS 2009 (Distributed Algorithms Track); Middleware Doctoral Symposium 2009; MTAGS 2009; IEEE SECON 2009; COMSWARE 2009; ICDCN 2009.
             Keynote Speaker, MidSens 2009

              Panelist, Middleware Doctoral Symposium 2009
              Workshops Co-Chair, IEEE SASO 2009
             Track Chair, Cloud Computing Track, SSS 2009
             Associate Vice Chair, Wireless and Mobile Computing Track, ICDCS 2008
             PC Member: ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware 2008; IEEE SASO 2008; ICDCS 2008 (Sensor Networks Track); IPTPS 2008; Usenix HotDep 2008; Middleware Doctoral Symposium 2008; MTAGS 2008; MiNEMA 2008; IWSOS 2008.
             Publicity Co-Chair, IEEE SASO 2008
             Awards Chair, ACM PODC 2008
             General Chair, ACM PODC 2007
             Treasurer, ACM NOSSDAV 2007
             Steering Committee Member, ACM PODC 2007
             Track Co-Chair, CEC 2007 Sp. Session Evolutionary Comp.
             PC Member: ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware 2007; IEEE SASO 2007; ACM NOSSDAV 2007; SAHNS 2007 (ICDCS 07); IWSOS 2007; I2CS 2007; SIGOPS Oper. Sys. Review Sp. Issue on Gossip-Based Networking.
             Mock Thesis Committee Member, Middleware Doctoral Symposium 2007
  2006 and earlier:
             PC Chair and General Chair, StoDiS 2005
             Panelist, WCW 2004.
             Treasurer, ACM PODC 2006
             PC Member: ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware 2006; Usenix HotDep 2006; ICDCN 2006; IEEE MASS 2006; IWSOS 2006.
             NSF Proposal Review Panelist, March 2005 and April 2007.
             Session chair at: ICDCS 05, MASS 05, SDCS 05, NOSSDAV 07, PODC 07 (Industry Sponsored Lunch for Students and Post-Docs), and others.
             Reviewer for several conferences (not listed due to space) and journals (e.g., IEEE TPDS, JSAC, ACM TOCS, JSS, IEEE TSE, ComNets, AdHocNets, Distributed Computing, ACM TOCS, IEEE TMC, etc.).


Awards won by my Graduate Students

>> CV << (Updated December 8, 2016)


Indranil Gupta (Indy) is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Indy leads the Distributed Protocols Research Group and the BOCCE Cloud Center in the CS Department at UIUC. He is interested in research on distributed protocols, with specific focus on large-scale distributed systems such as datacenters and cloud computing systems. Indranil is recipient of the the NSF CAREER award in 2005, the Junior Xerox Award for Faculty Research in 2008, the CAS/Beckman Fellowship in 2009, and the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Faculty Fellowship in 2010. He has won Best Paper Awards at IEEE IC2E 2016, IEEE ICAC 2015 and BigMine 2012. Indranil received teaching recognition in the UIUC "List of Teachers ranked as Excellent" eight times since 2003. He served as General Chair of ACM PODC 2007; PC co-chair at IC2E 2017, ICCAC 2016, DeMIST 2016, ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware 2010, IEEE SASO 2010, StoDiS 2005; Track chair at ICDCS 2015; and Associate Track Vice Chair at ICDCS 2008. Previously, Indranil received his PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University in 2004. Recently, during 2011-2012 he spent an awesome year as a full-time Google employee (Visiting Scientist at Google, Mountain View). In the past, he has also worked in IBM Research (T.J. Watson) and Microsoft Research (Cambridge, UK). Indranil obtained his Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai/Madras, in 1998. He is originally from Hyderabad (India), where he was schooled in St. Patrick's H.S., HPS(R), and LFJC.  He has also been a Gold Medalist at India's National Physics Olympiad, and recipient of India's NTSE Scholarship. Since 2005, Indranil has hosted a music radio show called "East of Zero" on the community radio station WEFT 90.1 FM in Champaign, Illinois.

Contact Info

Hobbies: In My Free Time

I recently started playing the Ukulele: see my Youtube channel.

"East of Zero" - WEFT 90.1 FM: A Radio Show I host [Facebook page] [Playlists]

Links to World Newspapers

Older (and Possibly Outdated) Links:

Traveling and Photography : Offshoots include rock collecting, hat collecting, etc.

Others include playing Practical Jokes on people (passwd protected page).

I have been a member of the selective American MENSA (I stopped paying dues :). Here are some puzzles I have collected over time.

And, perhaps among the millions of stoned slackers.

Reading Weird News

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