Christopher Canel

Christopher Canel


I am a sixth-year PhD student in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon Universityadvised by Professor Srinivasan Seshan

office:  GHC 9009, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA


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

Summer 2021: I worked on microburst congestion control for datacenters with Facebook's Systems & Infrastructure Host Networking team.

Fall 2021: I am an instructor for CMU's 15-441/641 Networking and the Internet course. Please reach out to me with questions about the course.

From 2016-2019, I was a lead student in the Intel Science and Technology Center for Visual Cloud Systems, where I worked under the guidance of Professor Dave Andersen and Michael Kaminsky. From 2014-2016, I built big data analytics systems with Kay Ousterhout and Professors Sylvia Ratnasamy and Scott Shenker in the NetSys Lab. I received my B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2015.

I am from San Diego, CA.

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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

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Performance clarity as a first-class design principle HotOS 2017

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

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