ACM Fellow, 2017, recognized “for contributions to congestion control, operating system support for networks and virtual private networks”.

IEEE Fellow 2005, "for contributions to congestion control and traffic management in communication networks".

AT&T Fellow 2006, for "fundamental contributions to communications networks with lasting impact on AT&T and the industry, including congestion control, traffic management and VPN services".

ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Paper Award in 2006: for our paper on the "DECbit" congestion avoidance protocol - "A Binary Feedback Scheme for Congestion Avoidance in Computer Networks with a Connectionless Network Layer" published in the Proceedings of the ACM Sigcomm 1988.

AT&T Strategic Patent Award 2003, in recognition of a patent significantly contributing to AT&T's business.

AT&T Science and Technology Medal 2012, for "innovation and leadership in evaluation of mobile video delivery optimizations techniques."

Best paper awards

Vivek Jain, Sourav Panda, Shixiong Qi, and K. K. Ramakrishnan, “Evolving to 6G: Improving the Cellular Core to lower control and data plane latency”, Proc. of 1st International Conference on 6G Networking, 6GNet 2022, July 2022 (Best Paper Award)

Aditya Dhakal, Sameer G Kulkarni and K. K. Ramakrishnan, “Primitives Enhancing GPU Runtime Support for Improved DNN Performance", The 2021 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, September 2021 (Special Paper Award).

Aditya Dhakal, Sameer G. Kulkarni, and K. K. Ramakrishnan, “ECML: Improving efficiency of machine learning in edge clouds”, Proc. 9th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking (IEEE CloudNet 2020), Nov. 2020 (Best Student Paper Award).

Mohammad Jahanian, Toru Hasegawa, Yoshinobu Kawabe, Yuki Koizumi, Amr Magdy, Masakatsu Nishigaki, Tetsushi Ohki, K. K. Ramakrishnan, “DiReCT: Disaster Response Coordination with Trusted Volunteers”, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM), Dec. 2019 (Best Paper Award).

Junfeng Li, Dan Li, Wenfei Wu, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Jinkun Geng, Fei Gui, Fanzhao Wang, and KaiZheng. “Sphinx: A Transport Protocol for High-Speed and Lossy Mobile Networks”. In Proceedings of the 38th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference. IPCCC ’19.2019 (Best Paper Runner-up).

Liang Zhou, Laxmi N. Bhuyan, K. K. Ramakrishnan, “DREAM: DistRibuted Energy-Aware traffic Management for Data Center Networks”, Proceedings of the Tenth ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems, June 2019 (Best Paper finalist).

Mohammad Jahanian, K. K. Ramakrishnan, “Name Space Analysis: Verification of Named Data Network Data Planes”, Proceedings of the 6th ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking”, Sept. 2019 (Best Student Paper Award).

Ahmed Zahran, Jason Quinlan, Cormac Sreenan, K. K. Ramakrishnan, “SAP: Stall-Aware Pacing for Improved DASH Video Experience in Cellular Networks”, Proc. of 8th ACM Conference on Multimedia Systems, June 2017 (Recipient of DASH Industry Forum’s Excellence in DASH 1st Prize)

Mayutan Arumaithurai, Jiachen Chen, Edo Monticelli, Xiaoming Fu and K. K. Ramakrishnan, “Exploiting ICN for Flexible Management of Software-Defined Networks”, Proc. of 1st ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2014). (Best Paper Award)

Melissa Duarte, Ashutosh Sabharwal, Vaneet Aggarwal, Rittwik Jana, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Christopher Rice, N. K. Shankaranarayanan, “Design and Characterization of a Full-duplex Multi-antenna System for WiFi networks”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2013. (Recipient of the 2017 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award recognizing the Best Systems Paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology)

Jeffrey Erman, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Rittwik Jana, K. K. Ramakrishnan, “Towards a SPDY’ier Mobile Web?”, Proc. of CoNext 2013, Dec. 2013 (best paper runner up).

Murat Yuksel, K. K. Ramakrishnan and Robert Doverspike, “Cross-Layer Failure Restoration Techniques to provide a Robust IPTV Service”, Proceedings of IEEE LANMAN 2008, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, September 2008 (Best Paper Award).

Best demo awards

M. Jahanian, Y. Xing, J. Chen, K. K. Ramakrishnan, H. Seferoglu and M. Yuksel, "The Evolving Nature of Disaster Management in the Internet and Social Media Era," 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN), June 2018. (Best Demo Award)

Jason Quinlan, Darijo Raca, Ahmed Zahran, Ahmed Khalid, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Cormac Sreenan, “D-LITE: A platform for evaluating DASH performance over a simulated LTE network”, Demo, IEEE LANMAN 2016 Symposium, Rome, Italy, June 2016. (Best Demo Award)

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