Himabindu Pucha

Post-doctoral Fellow
Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University

Email: hpucha at cs dot cmu dot edu

Address: 5000, Forbes Avenue
               Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office: 8106, Wean Hall

Tel: (412) 268-7663



My broad research interests span the areas of distributed systems and networking. My major research theme is building systems that improve the performance of data transfers or provide them with underlying support (e.g., routing) within and across networked, distributed systems that span a range of scale and mobility

A complete list of my publications is available by project, type, date. I have also compiled a list of my talks.

Selected Publications (in chronological order):

  1. "Ditto: A System for Opportunistic Caching in Multi-hop Wireless Mesh Networks", ACM MobiCom, 2008.
  2. "Adaptive File Transfers for Diverse Environments", USENIX ATC, 2008.
  3. "Studying Wireless Routing Link Dynamics", ACM SIGCOMM/USENIX IMC, 2007.
  4. "Overlay Node Placement: Analysis, Algorithms and Impact on Applications", IEEE ICDCS, 2007.
  5. "Understanding Network Delay Changes Caused by Routing Events",  ACM SIGMETRICS, 2007.
  6. "Exploiting Similarity for Multi-Source Downloads using File Handprints", USENIX NSDI, 2007.
     This work has been featured in an article on slashdot and on BBC. Other press coverage includes MIT Technology Review, ars technica and a Wiki entry.
  7. "Imposing Route Reuse in Mobile Ad Hoc Network Routing Protocols using Structured Peer-to-Peer Overlay Routing", IEEE TPDS, 2006 and HotOS 2003.
     This work has been cited 50+ times.
  8. "On the Impact of Research Network Based Testbeds on Wide-area Experiments", ACM SIGCOMM/USENIX IMC, 2006.
  9. "Symmetrical-Fairness in Infrastructure Access in Multihop Ad Hoc Networks", IEEE ICDCS, 2005.
  10. "Performance Comparison of Scalable Location Services for Geographic Ad Hoc Routing", IEEE INFOCOM, 2005 and COMNET 2007.
     This work has been cited 35+ times.
  11. "Ekta: An Efficient DHT Substrate for Distributed Applications in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks", IEEE HotMobile [WMCSA], 2004.
     This work has been cited 50+ times.

Along the way, I assisted in teaching freshman and senior level courses and completed successful internships. I also contribute to my research area by participating in peer review process and serving on program committees.


Brief Bio

I am currently a post-doctoral researcher with Dave Andersen in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. I received my Ph.D. in December 2007 under the guidance of Y. Charlie Hu from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, USA. I have previously received my Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University and my Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Bombay, India.

More Stuff

I had a chance to learn from many great people through courses in undergraduate and graduate schools. A good list of call for papers is here. Over the years, I have traveled to many beautiful places across the world, had a lot of fun hiking, caving and riding in a helicopter. Check out this personal page.