Mohammad Alizadeh has been appointed the TIBCO Career Development Chair.
A principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), Alizadeh’s research interests lie in the areas of computer networks and systems. His work aims to improve the performance, robustness, and ease of management of future networks and cloud computing systems. His recent projects focus on architectures and algorithms for large-scale datacenters, in particular, the design of high performance datacenter fabrics and transport mechanisms, and programmable network architectures.
Alizadeh’s research has garnered significant industry interest: his work on datacenter transport mechanisms has been implemented in commercial and open source operating systems, and has been adopted by large datacenter operators; recently, his work on adaptive network load balancing has been implemented in Cisco's flagship datacenter switching products.
Alizadeh completed his graduate studies at Stanford University, earning his PhD in electrical engineering in 2013. Prior to that, he received his BS degree from Sharif University of Technology. In 2012, he joined Insieme Networks, a startup company in the datacenter switching space. He was a principal engineer at Cisco Systems following its acquisition of Insieme Networks in 2013.