Research

Short Biography

Yashar Ganjali is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Toronto. He is a member of Computer Systems and Networks Group. He received his BSc in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, and his MSc in Computer Science from University of Waterloo. He completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His PhD dissertation studied the buffer sizing problem in Internet core routers, and showed the possibility of reducing buffer sizes from millions of packets to just a few packets in Internet core routers.

Dr. Ganjali's research interests include packet switching architectures/algorithms, software defined networks, congestion control, network measurements, and online social networks. He has received several awards for his research including best paper award in Internet Measurement Conference 2008, best paper runner up in IEEE INFOCOM 2003, best demo runner up in SIGCOMM 2008, first and second prizes in NetFPGA Design Competition 2010, and Cisco Research Award.

Service

  • Associate editor, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, March 2014-present
  • Executive committee member, ACM SIGCOMM: Conference Coordinator, November 2013-present
  • Technical program committee co-chair: 22nd Annual Symposium on High- Performance Interconnects (HotI), Mountain View, CA, 2014
  • TPC member, 21st Annual Symposium on High-Performance Interconnects (HotI), San Jose, CA, USA, 2013
  • TPC member, 10th International Conference on Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN), Ghen, Belgium, 2014
  • TPC member, 8th International Conference on Future Internet (CFI), Seoul, Korea, 2013
  • TPC member, International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN), Nassau, Bahamas, 2013
  • TPC member, International Workshop on Software-Defined Ecosystems (BigSystem), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2014
  • TPC member, Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Barcelona, Spain, 2013
  • TPC member, 9th International Conference on Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN), Budapest, Hungary, 2013
  • TPC member, 7th International Conference on Future Internet (CFI), Seoul, Korea, 2012
  • TPC member, ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Software-Defined Networking (HotSDN), Hong Kong, 2013
  • TPC member, IEEE Hot Interconnects (HotI), Santa Clara, CA, USA, 2012
  • TPC member, ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Software-Defined Networking (HotSDN), Helsinki, Finland, 2012
  • TPC member, International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN), Munich, Germany, 2012
  • Local Arrangements Chair: ACM Special Interest Group in COMMunications (SIGCOMM) Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2011
  • TPC member, ACM SIGCOMM, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2011
  • TPC member, IEEE Hot Interconnects (HotI), Santa Clara, CA, USA, 2011
  • TPC member, Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS), Bangalore, India, 2011
  • TPC member, Sixth International Conference on Future Internet Technologies (CFI), Seoul, Korea, 2011
  • TPC member, 8th Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN), Krakow, Poland, 2011
  • Technical program co-chair: NetFPGA Developers Workshop, Stanford, CA, USA, 2010
  • TPC member, IEEE Hot Interconnects (HotI), Mountain View, CA, USA, 2010
  • TPC member, Fifth International Conference on Future Internet Technologies (CFI), Seoul, Korea, 2010
  • TPC Member, Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS), Bangalore, India, 2010
  • TPC member, Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Chicago, IL, USA, 2009
  • TPC member, IEEE Hot Interconnects (HotI), New York, NY, USA, 2009
  • TPC member, Fourth International Conference on Future Internet Technologies (CFI), Seoul, Korea, 2009
  • TPC member, Fourth International Conference on COMmunication System softWAre and middleware (COMSWARE), Dublin, Ireland, 2009