Shankaranarayanan Puzhavakath Narayanan

Puzhavakath Narayanan, Shankaranarayanan
1 At&t Way
Bedminster, NJ
Subject matter expert in Internet technologies and systems, Distributed Systems, Mobile systems, Replicated systems, geo-distributed datastores and content distribution networks (CDNs)

Dr. Shankaranarayanan Puzhavakath Narayanan (Shankar) is a Senior Inventive Scientist at AT&T Labs - Research (Shannon Labs), where he works cloud technologies and services research. Shankar's research interests are in the areas of Computer Networks, Mobile Systems, Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing, with many of his works explicitly bridging these areas of research.

Shankar received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2016 from Purdue University, where he was advised by Prof. Sanjay RaoHis thesis focused on developing systems and techniques that can enhance the end-to-end user perceived performance of geo-distributed applications in a holistic fashion across its different constituent layers including datastores, replicated application components, content distribution networks and client-side entities.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Shankar was a software developer for three years at D. E. Shaw & Co., a New York based hedge fund, working on various technological initiatives within the firm. He received his Bachelor’s Degree (B.E.) in Computer Science And Engineering from Coimbatore Institute Of Technology (affiliated with Anna University), one of the premier engineering colleges in India.