• USA-2011

    For contributions to data center scalability and management.

Amin Vahdat is a Fellow and Technical Lead for Networking at Google. He has contributed to Google's data center, wide area, edge/CDN, and cloud networking infrastructure, with a particular focus on driving vertical integration across large-scale compute, networking, and storage. He is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California San Diego. He was a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department from 2003-2013.

Vahdat's research focuses broadly on computer systems, including distributed systems, networks, and operating systems. He received a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley under the supervision of Thomas Anderson after spending the last year and a half as a Research Associate at the University of Washington. Vahdat is an ACM Fellow and a past recipient of the the NSF CAREER award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Duke University David and Janet Vaughn Teaching Award.