Shoumik Palkar

Shoumik Palkar

I am a second year Ph.D. student at Stanford University, advised by Prof. Matei Zaharia. My research interests include performance in cloud computing, distributed systems, and computer networks.

I am affiliated with Stanford DAWN and the Infolab where I work on Weld, a novel interface for data analytics libraries which enables optimizations and fast code generation across libraries and frameworks such as NumPy and Spark. Weld is open source here.

My CV.


Weld: Rethinking the Interface Between Data-Intensive Applications.
Shoumik Palkar, James Thomas, Deepak Narayanan, Anil Shanbhag, Holger Pirk, Malte Schwarzkopf, Saman Amarasinghe, Matei Zaharia.
Arxiv Preprint.

Weld: A Common Runtime for Data Analytics.
Shoumik Palkar, James Thomas, Anil Shanbhag, Deepak Narayanan, Holger Pirk, Malte Schwarzkopf, Saman Amarasinghe, Matei Zaharia.
In CIDR 2017.

E2: A Framework for NFV Applications.
Shoumk Palkar, Chang Lan, Sangjin Han, Keon Jang, Aurojit Panda, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Luigi Rizzo, and Scott Shenker.
In SOSP 2015.

In the Past

During the 2015-2016 academic year I was at MIT working in the PDOS Lab, and was supported by a Jacobs Presidential Fellowship. Before that, I received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley where I worked with Scott Shenker and Sylvia Ratnasamy in the NetSys Lab on E2, a scalable, high performance framework for NFV.