Prateek Sharma

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About Me

I am a third year PhD student at UMass Amherst, advised by Prashant Shenoy. I am broadly interested in Operating Systems, Cloud Computing, and Virtualization.

My current research focusses on transiency in public clouds. Some of my recent work is centered around using Amazon EC2 Spot instances effectively to run different types of applications.

I graduated from BITS-Pilani in 2009 and completed my masters degree in Computer Science from IIT-Bombay in 2012, where I was advised by Purushottam Kulkarni and worked on issues related to memory deduplication and page cache partitioning for virtual machines (Thesis).


  • [Aug 2016] Containers vs. VMs paper accepted at Middleware 2016
  • [April 2016] Spot-bidding paper accepted at HotCloud 2016
  • [March 2016] I am going to present Flint at EuroSys 2016
  • [January 2016] Flint paper accepted at EuroSys 2016
  • [November 2015] Page-cache partitioning paper accepted at COMSNETS
  • [March 2015] SpotCheck accepted in EuroSys 2015


Containers and Virtual Machines at Scale: A Comparative Study
Lucas Chaufournier, Prateek Sharma, Prashant Shenoy, Y.C. Tay
Middleware 2016 paper

How Not to Bid the Cloud
Prateek Sharma, David Irwin, Prashant Shenoy
HotCloud 2016 paper

Flint: Batch-Interactive Data-Intensive Processing on Transient Servers
Prateek Sharma, Tian Guo, Xin He, David Irwin, Prashant Shenoy
EuroSys 2016 paper

Per-VM Page Cache Partitioning for Cloud Computing Platforms
Prateek Sharma, Purushottam Kulkarni, Prashant Shenoy
COMSNETS 2016 paper

SpotOn: A Batch Computing Service for the Spot Market
Supreeth Subramanya, Tian Guo, Prateek Sharma, David Irwin, Prashant Shenoy
SoCC 2015 paperso

SpotCheck: Designing a Derivative IaaS Cloud on the Spot Market
Prateek Sharma, Stephen Lee, Tian Guo, David Irwin, Prashant Shenoy
EuroSys 2015 paper

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Exploiting Transient Servers in Datacenters
Rahul Singh, Prateek Sharma, David Irwin, Prashant Shenoy, K.K. Ramakrishnan
IEEE Internet Computing, 2014, Issue No.4 paper

Singleton: System-wide Page Deduplication in Virtual Environments
Prateek Sharma, Purushottam Kulkarni
HPDC 2012 paper


I have TA'ed for theory and systems courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels:

  • CS311: Introduction to Algorithms. Fall 2013
  • CS377: Operating Systems. Spring 2014
  • CS677: Distributed Operating Systems. Spring 2015

I have also given guest lectures on Linux kernel development and System administration.


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