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 received the
IRTF's Applied Networking Research Prize and led to
award papers at the USENIX NSDI, ACM SIGCOMM IMC, and IEEE CNS conferences.
His research has received support from the Army Research Office (ARO), the
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the Intelligence Advanced Research
Projects Activity (IARPA) agency, Amazon, VMware, multiple Google Faculty
Research awards, a NetApp Faculty Fellowship, a Facebook Faculty Award, and an
NSF CAREER award.