Assoc. Professor of Computer Sciences Aditya Akella has been named a Vilas Associate by the UW-Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, which states "The Vilas Associates Competition recognizes new and ongoing research of the highest quality and significance. Recipients are chosen competitively by the divisional Research Committees on the basis of a detailed proposal."
Akella's research spans a variety of topics in computer networking and systems, including software-defined systems, cloud computing, data center networking, video quality of experience, content-aware networks and future network architectures.
He is part of the Wisconsin Institute on Software-defined Datacenters in Madison (WISDoM) and one of the principal investigators leading CloudLab.