Arvind Narayanan
PhD Candidate
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Minnesota

Office: Digital Technology Center Suite 488

Email: <first_name> (at) cs (dot) umn (dot) edu
Skype: arvind__ (two underscores)


Arvind's research focuses on designing, implementing, and evaluating novel content delivery networking (CDN) systems in environments like the Internet of Everything (IoE). In present day network architectures, he tries to understand the challenges associated in designing large-scale CDNs and look for practical solutions. He also explores next-generation Internet architectures such as information-centric networking (ICN) to provide better support to present day value-added Internet services (cloud services, content delivery systems, mobile services) that dominantly represent the modern day Internet ecosystem. Arvind is advised by Professor Zhi-Li Zhang.


  1. DeepCache: A Deep Learning Based Framework For Content Caching
    Arvind Narayanan, Saurabh Verma, Eman Ramadan, Pariya Babaie, Zhi-Li Zhang
    In Proc. of SIGCOMM'18 Workshops (NetAI), Budapest, Hungary, August, 2018 (to appear)

  2. OpenCDN: An ICN-Based Open Content Distribution System using Distributed Actor Model
    Arvind Narayanan, Eman Ramadan, Zhi-Li Zhang
    In Proc. of INFOCOM'18 Workshops (IECCO), Honolulu, HI, USA, April, 2018

  3. Multi-Low-Rank Approximation for Traffic Matrices
    Saurabh Verma, Arvind Narayanan, Zhi-Li Zhang
    In Proc. the International Teletraffic Congress 29 (ITC'29), Genoa, Italy, September, 2017

  4. BIG Cache Abstraction for Cache Networks
    Eman Ramadan, Arvind Narayanan, Zhi-Li Zhang, Runhui Li and Gong Zhang
    The 37th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS'17), Atlanta, GA, USA, June, 2017

  5. Most Calls are Local (but Some are Regional): Dissecting Cellular Communication Patterns
    Arvind Narayanan, Saurabh Verma and Zhi-Li Zhang
    In Proc. the IEEE Global Communication Conference 2016 (IEEE Globecom'16), Washington, DC, December, 2016

  6. Mining Spatial-Temporal geoMobile Data via Feature Distributional Similarity Graph
    Arvind Narayanan, Saurabh Verma and Zhi-Li Zhang
    In Proc. of the 1st Workshop on Mobile Data (MobiData'16), co-located with ACM MobiSys'16, Singapore, June, 2016

  7. Position Estimation of Robotic Mobile Nodes in Wireless Testbed using GENI
    A. Abdelhadi, F. Rechia, A. Narayanan, T. Teixeira, R. Lent, D. Benhaddou, H. Lee, T. Clancy
    In Systems Conference (SysCon'16), Annual IEEE, Orlando, FL, 2016

  8. Voice, distress, and perceived control: Technology-based intervention
    S. Misono, A. Merians, C.B. Peterson, A. Narayanan, K.O. Lim, P.A. Frazier
    ISRII 8th Scientific Meeting, Seattle, WA, April, 2016 (Poster)

  9. CONIA: Content (Provider)-Oriented, Namespace-Independent Architecture for Multimedia Information Delivery
    Eman Ramadan, Arvind Narayanan, Zhi-Li Zhang
    In Multimedia & Expo Workshops (ICMEW), 2015 IEEE International Conference, Torino, Italy, July, 2015

Work Experience

  1. Network Data Scientist Intern, AI & Cognitive Systems, Cisco, San Jose, CA, July 2017 - Present
  2. Research Intern, IP Lab, FutureWei Technologies (Huawei Research Center), Santa Clara, CA, October 2016 - January 2017
  3. Research Intern, Future Network Theory Lab, Huawei Technologies, Hong Kong, August 2016 - September 2016
  4. Engineering Intern, HAMR Team, Seagate Technologies, Bloomington, MN, May 2013 - August 2013
  5. Intern, Center of Excellence, WIPRO, Bangalore, India, August 2011


  1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Computer Science, University of Minnesota, 2014 - present
  2. Masters of Science (M.S.), Computer Science, University of Minnesota, 2014
  3. Bachelors of Engineering, Computer Engineering, University of Mumbai, 2011


Travel Grants & Scholarships

  1. USD 250 to attend GENI Regional Workshop 2015, Chicago
  2. ~USD 2100 to attend FGRE 2015 Research Summit, Ghent, Belgium
  3. ~USD 2000 by Verisign Labs to participate in the Hackathon @ TNW Europe'14, Amsterdam
  4. USD 1000 to attend IEEE SPS IoT/M2M Summer School, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  5. USD 450 to attend GENI Summer Camp, Iowa State University
  6. INR 50000 scholarship from Tatachem Golden Jubilee Foundation to travel abroad for higher education.

Selected Endeavors

  1. VIDYALANKARLIVE, Mumbai, India
    Founder, Core developer, and Mentor
    Created an academic oriented social networking website which started as a 50 member online community but now acts as a 6500+ member official intra-portal of my undergraduate college receiving over 150 thousand hits a day. This project has won many international awards, gained appreciations from eminent citizens and received media coverage.

  2. Sana Mobile, Mumbai, India
    Member of Sana-VIT technical team that collaborated with members of Sana Mobile, a volunteer research group at CSAIL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, in establishing an emergency medical referral system for maternal and new born health in 3 pilot hospitals in Mumbai.

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