Priya Mahadevan


email: priya DOT mahadevan AT parc DOT com

My PARC webpage


About me:

I graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC San Diego under the supervision of Amin Vahdat. My dissertation was titled 'Mechanisms for Generating Realistic Annotated Internet Topologies'.

I am now a researcher at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), focussing on networking and distributed systems. Before joining PARC, I was at HP Labs, Palo Alto, where I worked on data center networks and networking energy efficiency.


Orbis is a tool to generate and analyze Internet topologies - both AS-level and router-level topologies.

Before Orbis, I worked on comparing AS-level topologies extracted from different data sources such as BGP, traceroute and IRR. The results of my analysis are available at this supplement , that I created for CAIDA . In addition to the final plots that compare different topologies, I've also included my scripts for computing the different metrics, and the AS graphs extracted from various data sources.

My previous research includes ModelNet, an emulation environment for Internet-scale networks.


Refereed Publications

Refereed Posters

  • " Impact of Degree Correlations on Topology Generators",
    Priya Mahadevan , Amin Vahdat, Dmitri Krioukov, Brad Huffaker and kc claffy
    ACM SIGCOMM, Philadelphia, PA, August 2005
  • "Emulating Large-Scale Wireless Networks using ModelNet"
    Priya Mahadevan , Ken Yocum and Amin Vahdat
    The Eighth ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), Atlanta, September 2002.
  • "ModelNet: Scalability and Accuracy in a Large-Scale Network Emulator",
    Ken Yocum, Amin Vahdat, Kevin Walsh, Priya Mahadevan , Dejan Kostic, Jeff Chase, and David Becker
    ACM SIGCOMM, Pittsburgh, PA, August 2002.

Other stuff:

Women In Computing (WIC)

I help organize WIC activities such as lunches and seminars every quarter. They are fun, informal and informative. Please email me if you would like to join WIC or have any suggestions.