Alumni Spotlight: Harkeerat Bedi
Posted on 2018-04-10
Harkeerat Bedi is a principal research scientist at Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS). He is the technical lead of the Research Team that focuses on the Edgecast CDN (content delivery network), which powers Verizon's content delivery infrastructure. During his PhD studies, Bedi interned at EdgeCast Networks where he focused on optimizing the web-caching performance of their CDN and evaluated the impact of CPU affinity on web server performance. At VDMS, Bedi has worked on various domains, which include network layer optimizations (TCP, traffic management and routing), application layer optimizations (cache admission and eviction schemes, improving software reliability using live traffic replay, HTTP/2 Server-Push), and measuring the quality of experience (QoE) of video streams.
Bedi completed his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Memphis in 2013. He worked with his advisor Prof. Sajjan Shiva on mitigating throughput-based denial of service attacks using techniques in applied game theory and active queue management (AQM). Prior to his doctorate, he did his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he focused on improving fair exchange protocols using biometrics and applied cryptography.