Ratul Mahajan

Ratul Mahajan

Associate Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Ratul Mahajan
  • Ph.D. Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington, 2005
  • M.S. Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington, 2001
  • B.Tech. Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1999

Ratul Mahajan returns to the Allen School this winter as an associate professor. After graduating with his Ph.D., he joined Microsoft Research where he last served as a principal researcher and co-developed many technologies that are now part of large-scale systems at Microsoft and other companies. In 2017, he left Microsoft to co-found the start-up Intentionet to apply the network verification techniques that he co-developed to provide strong security and reliability guarantees for complex, real-world networks. Ratul’s research interests span all aspects of networked systems and draw on many other areas of computer science to build provably-correct and efficient systems.

Ratul has been recognized as an ACM Distinguished Scientist, an ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star, and a Microsoft Research Graduate Fellow. His papers have won multiple awards including the ACM SIGCOMM Test-of-Time Award, the IEEE William R. Bennett Prize, and received the ACM SIGCOMM Best Paper Award twice.