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Ramesh K Sitaraman

Position: Associate Professor
Office: CS332
Phone: (413) 545-3279
E-mail: ramesh [at] cs [dot] umass [dot] edu


Internet-scale distributed systems, Content delivery networks, Cloud computing, Algorithms, and Theoretical Computer Science.


Prof. Sitaraman is currently in the School of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received a B. Tech. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. and a Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University.


Prof. Sitaraman’s research focuses on all aspects of Internet-scale distributed systems, including algorithms, architectures, performance, energy efficiency, user behavior, and economics. Previously, as a principal architect, he helped create the Akamai network and is well-known for his role in pioneering Internet-scale distributed networks that currently deliver much of the world’s web content, streaming videos, and online applications to billions of users around the world.

Awards & Activities

Prof. Sitaraman is a recipient of an NSF Research Initiation Award, an NSF CAREER Award, and a Lilly Fellowship. He has been nominated by his students for the university-wide Distinguished Teaching Award in four separate years. He has served on numerous program committees and editorial boards of major conferences and journals.