Rahul Anand Sharma

AWS (Amazon), Cylab (CMU)    Previously@Microsoft Research, IIIT Hyderabad


I have joined the Network Infrastructure team at AWS.

I am a Ph.D. candidate at Carnegie Mellon advised by Prof. Vyas Sekar and Prof. Anthony Rowe. I am working on the problem of IoT security and applying machine learning to solve interesting challenges in computer networks and systems.

Previously, at Microsoft Research, I was involved in the project FarmBeats, where I worked on developing ML algorithms on sensor data for agriculture.

Before that, I finished my Undergrad and Masters’s from IIIT Hyderabad, India. My Master’s thesis was in the field of computer vision where I developed several algorithms to analyze cricket and soccer broadcast videos.


Jan 23, 2023 Joined AWS Network Infrastructure team
Oct 30, 2022 Lumen accepted at CoNEXT 2022
Aug 10, 2022 Presented Lumos at the USENIX Security conference in Boston
Jul 1, 2022 Media coverage of Lumos by Der Spiegel, Hackernews , Blog1, and Blog2
May 1, 2021 Passed my Ph.D. qualification exams. Officially a Ph.D. candidate now
May 15, 2020 Interned with networking research group at Microsoft Research, Redmond
May 10, 2020 Presented GLITTER at IPSN 2020 (Virtual)
Aug 15, 2018 Started my Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon
Aug 1, 2016 Started as a Research Fellow at Microsoft Research, India on Farmbeats
Jul 1, 2016 Finished my MS by research from IIIT Hyderabad

Press Coverage

Lumos by Der Spiegel, Hackernews , Technical.ly, and Trak.in
Bill Gates talking about FarmBeats on GatesNotes
Satya Nadella talking about our work on Cricket Annotation
Cricket Annotation work by Washington Post, NDTV, Stack, and Register