Rachit Agarwal is an Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. Prior to coming to Cornell, Rachit was a postdoc with Ion Stoica at UC Berkeley. As a postdoc, Rachit kick-started and led the Succinct project. Rachit completed his PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working with Brighten Godfrey and Matthew Caesar. Rachit has received the 2016 Google Faculty Research Award, the 2012 Rambus research award (for outstanding performance in computer science and engineering research), the 2010 Wang-Chung research award (for excellence in computer engineering research), and was listed in 2010 UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent. Rachit has held visiting research positions at Microsoft research (US), HP labs (US), Technische Universität München (Germany), University College Cork (Ireland) and Fraunhofer IIS (Germany) in the past. In another life, Rachit was a very mischievous undergrad at IIT Kanpur. Rachit’s research interests span data-intensive distributed systems, operating systems, networks, and algorithms.

Anurag Khandelwal is a Gradu­ate Stu­dent at the Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia, Berke­ley, pur­su­ing his PhD at the RI­SELab. ad­vised by Prof. Ion Stoica. He com­pleted his bach­el­or’s de­gree (B. Tech. in Com­puter Sci­ence and En­gin­eer­ing) from the In­dian In­sti­tute of Tech­no­logy, Khar­ag­pur. His research interests lie broadly in systems and networking.





Ion Stoica is a Professor in the EECS Department at University of California at Berkeley. He does research on cloud computing and networked computer systems. Past work includes Apache Spark, Apache Mesos, Tachyon, Chord DHT, and Dynamic Packet State (DPS). He is an ACM Fellow and has received numerous awards, including the SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award (2015), the SIGCOMM Test of Time Award (2011), and the ACM doctoral dissertation award (2001). In 2013, he co-founded Databricks a startup to commercialize technologies for Big Data processing, and in 2006 he co-founded Conviva, a startup to commercialize technologies for large scale video distribution.




Over the past year, several follow-up projects have spun out of Succinct project. Several new students have joined the Succinct team, working on various aspects of Succinct. The most active of these students are Zongheng Yang (graduate student at UC Berkeley), Wenting Zheng (graduate student at UC Berkeley), Frank Li (graduate student at UC Berkeley), Ujval Misra (undergraduate student at UC Berkeley) and Evan Ye (undergraduate student at UC Berkeley).