Rahul Bothra
Ph.D. student
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


I am working with Prof. Brighten Godfrey to effeciently localize grey failures in the network, and use formal reasoning to design and optimize networks. Previously, I worked at Microsoft Research on improving resource utilization for Microsoft Teams, which reduced their operational costs by ~$10M per year.
Here is my academic ancestry.


I like to work out, play chess, and go for runs. I dedicate some time to learn random things.

I am trying to support Jaipur Foot, an NGO aiming to help people with limb-related disabilities - please consider contributing.


Write up in progress.


Mar 2024: I will be spending the summer at Clockwork.io.
Feb 2024: Presented FaultFerence to Google, Microsoft, Meta, and IBM.
Nov 2023: Giving a talk at MIT about Rethinking network measurements from an end-user perspective during ACM HotNets.
Sep 2023: Giving a talk at Columbia University about Switchboard during ACM SIGCOMM.
Mar 2023: I will be joining the UIUC Computer Science PhD program.


My parents made many sacrifices to support my academic and personal decisions. My advisors gave me opportunities to grow, and patiently steered me in the right directions. For who I am and what I have to offer, I owe it all to them.