Anirudh Sivaraman Receives NSF CAREER Award

March 19, 2024

Anirudh Sivaraman, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, has received the 2024 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation to develop "Deadline-Ordered Multicast: A Network Primitive for Cloud-Native Distributed Systems."

Most of today's digital world operates on distributed systems—computer systems spread out over multiple machines. This project will make coordination between machines "significantly faster by developing a new abstraction, deadline-ordered multicast (DOM), which combines: (1) Multicast: The ability to simultaneously transmit a message from a sender to multiple receivers and (2) Synchronized clocks: Technology to ensure that, at any instant, clocks on various machines display the same value of time and that these clocks progress in lock step with each other." Professor Sivaraman will receive approximately $800,000 over five years to pursue his research. 

CAREER awards are the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty and are designed to help provide a foundation for a lifetime of scientific leadership. The awards are given to outstanding scientists who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research, education, and the integration of education and research.