Christopher Canel

Christopher Canel

Fifth-year PhD student in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University

Advised by Professor Srinivasan Seshan

office:  Gates and Hillman Centers 9009, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA



My research broadly covers high performance software systems, from network function policy upgrades to protocols for hybrid packet/circuit networks and efficient ML inference on resource-constrained devices.

I was advised by Professor Dave Andersen and Michael Kaminsky for three years. In the NetSys Lab, I worked on big data analytics systems with Kay Ousterhout and Professors Sylvia Ratnasamy and Scott Shenker. I received my B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2015.

I am from San Diego, CA.

Publications   Google Scholar


Adapting TCP for reconfigurable datacenter networks NSDI 2020

Matthew K. Mukerjee, Christopher Canel, Weiyang Wang, Daehyeok Kim, Srinivasan Seshan, Alex C. Snoeren

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Scaling video analytics on constrained edge nodes SysML 2019

Christopher Canel, Thomas Kim, Giulio Zhou, Conglong Li, Hyeontaek Lim, David G. Andersen, Michael Kaminsky, 

Subramanya R. Dulloor

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Mainstream: Dynamic stem-sharing for multi-tenant video processing USENIX ATC 2018

Angela Jiang, Daniel L.-K. Wong, Christopher Canel, Lilia Tang, Ishan Misra, Michael Kaminsky,

Michael A. Kozuch, Padmanabhan Pillai, David G. Andersen, Gregory R. Ganger

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Monotasks: Architecting for performance clarity in data analytics frameworks SOSP 2017

Kay Ousterhout, Christopher Canel, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Scott Shenker

paper, bibtex

Performance clarity as a first-class design principle HotOS 2017

Kay Ousterhout, Christopher Canel, Max Wolffe, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Scott Shenker

paper, bibtex