Harsha V. Madhyastha's research spans the
areas of distributed systems, networking, and security and privacy. Most of
his work focuses on simplifying the development of and enabling the
cost-effective deployment of performant, highly available, and
privacy-preserving Internet-scale software services.
Many of the systems developed as part of his research have been widely used
and have had significant impact. For example, WhyHigh has reduced latencies to
Google by an order of magnitude for millions of users, the MyPageKeeper system
for detecting social malware is in use by over 20,000 Facebook users, and
Internet topology and performance data from the iPlane system has been used in
research projects at over 100 institutions. His work has also resulted in
award papers at the USENIX NSDI, ACM SIGCOMM IMC, and IEEE CNS conferences.
His research is supported by the Army Research Office (ARO), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) agency, Amazon, VMware, a Google Research award, a NetApp Faculty Fellowship, and an NSF CAREER award.