I'm a Graduate Student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I'm co-advised by Prof. Radhika Mittal and Prof. Brighten Godfrey.

Previously, I was a Research Fellow at Microsoft Research India, where I worked with Dr. Venkat Padmanabhan, Dr. Nagarajan Natarajan, Dr. Sundararajan Sellamanickam and Dr. Johannes Gehrke on networking research in the context of global-scale online services.

Prior to my time in research, I spent 6 months working for Mozilla on Network Security Services as part of Mozilla Winter of Security. I graduated with a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India in 2018.

I am quite broadly interested in Systems and Networking. In recent times, my focus has been on Service Meshes and Microservices.

Publications

Leveraging Service Meshes as a New Network Layer
Sachin Ashok, P. Brighten Godfrey, and Radhika Mittal HotNets'21 | HotNets 2021: Twentieth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks
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iBox: Internet in a Box
Sachin Ashok, Sai Surya Duvvuri, Nagarajan Natarajan, Venkat Padmanabhan, Sundararajan Sellamanickam, and Johannes Gehrke HotNets'20 | HotNets 2020: Nineteenth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks
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Reinforcement Learning for Bandwidth Estimation and Congestion Control in Real-Time Communications
Joyce Fang, Martin Ellis, Bin Li, Siyao Liu, Yasaman Hosseinkashi, Michael Revow, Albert Sadovnikov, Ziyuan Liu, Peng Cheng, Sachin Ashok, David Zhao, Ross Cutler, Yan Lu, and Johannes Gehrke
MLForSystems'19 | Workshop on ML For Systems at NeurIPS
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Talks

Leveraging Service Meshes as a New Network Layer
Talk on how service meshes unlock new cross-layer opportunities in microservices
HotNets'21, Virtual Event
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Internet in a Box: Enabling Data-Driven Network Simulation
Talk on how to generate realistic network simulations for performance prediction
HotNets'20, Virtual Event
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Writing

NIT Trichy
2014 - 2018
Mozilla
Spring 2016
Samsung Research
Summer 2017
Microsoft Research
2018 - 2021
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2021 - Present
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