NSDI '22 Activities and Sponsor Events

Monday, April 4

Google Sponsor Event: "Ask-Me-Anything" Session

6:00 pm–7:00 pm, Seattle Room

Please join us for an in-person session where a diverse panel of Googlers will answer your questions. Beverages and snacks will be available.


  • Muhammad Jehangir Amjad is a Senior Software Engineer in the Data Commons team (formerly: Network Analytics). He designs systems for statistical inference (estimation and forecasting) using large amounts of data. Jehangir is also a Lecturer of Machine Learning at CSAIL (MIT). He has a PhD in Operations Research from MIT.
  • Hank Levy is a Distinguished Software Engineer co-leading SystemsResearch@Google (SRG) from Seattle. Hank is faculty and former Head of the Allen School for Computer Science & Engineering at University of Washington, co-founded two startups, and spent his early career at Digital Equipment Corporation.
  • Mojgan Ghasemi is a Senior Software Engineer in Google Global Networking, focusing on WAN Availability. She has a PhD in Computer Networks from Princeton.
  • Hassan Wassel is a Staff Software Engineer in Google's Network Infrastructure team, working on high performance networking and its applications for efficient infrastructure. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Jeff Mogul (moderator) is a Principal Software Engineer in Google's Network Infrastructure team, working on improving and expanding our use of model-based system management. Prior to joining Google in 2013, Jeff got a PhD at Stanford and worked in corporate research at DEC and HP.

Futurewei Sponsor Event: Driving Innovation Through Academia-Industry Cross-Talk

7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Seattle Room

Here, at Futurewei, we believe that the collaboration between industry and the academic community is crucial for technology innovation. Join us for this session on Driving Innovation Through Academia-Industry Crosstalk. Refreshments and appetizers will be served.

Futurewei network lab and Cloud Lab will share their ongoing research projects, industry challenges, and discuss technology vision for the future. In addition, we will talk about some of research topics from current collaboration projects with academic community. At end, we will have a panel session to deep dive industry challenges, research topics, innovation, and collaboration.


  • Richard Li is Chief Scientist of Network Technologies at Futurewei. During his career, Richard spearheaded network technology innovation and development in Routing and MPLS, Mobile Backhaul, Metro and Core Networks, Data Center, Cloud, and Virtualization. Currently, he leads a team of scientists and engineers to develop technologies for next-generation network architectures, protocols, algorithms, and systems in support of forward-looking applications and industry verticals in the context of New IP and Network 2030.
  • Ying Xiong is currently the Head of Cloud Lab, and Technical VP with Futurewei Technologies. His research interests include cloud and edge computing, virtual network, and large-scale network management for the cloud, as well as cloud AI platform for optimizing ML applications. Dr. Xiong has 20+ years of experience in distributed system and large-scale cloud platform architecture and design. He is a formal CNCF board member and has deep insight into cloud-native technologies. One of his current open-source projects, Centaurus Linux Foundation Project, is a cloud infrastructure platform for building distributed cloud. To know more about Centaurus Project, please go to https://www.centauruscloud.io.

Tuesday, April 5

Meta Virtual Booth Session

10:00 am–10:30 am

Join Meta virtual booth session via Zoom on Tuesday, April 5 from 10:00 to 10:30am PST.

  • Zoom Meeting: https://fb.zoom.us/j/6675181586
  • Meeting ID: 667 518 1586
  • Passcode: NSDI22
  • N2Women Luncheon

    11:50 am–2:00 pm, Seattle Room
    Courtesy of Meta and USENIX

    Everyone who is registered for NSDI is welcome. Please fill in the sign up sheet at any time before the event.

    Event flyer can be found here

    There will be interactive sessions during the lunch. Our panelists include:

    • Dr. Behnaz Arzani, Senior researcher, Microsoft Research
    • Prof. Xiaowei Yang, Associate Professor, Duke University
    • Dr. John Tracey, Experienced Manager, Meta

    About N2Women (Networking Networking Women): N2Women is a discipline-specific community of researchers in the fields of networking and communications. N2Women encourages diversity and aims at fostering connections among under-represented women in this computing sub-field and has grown to over 1,400 members since its first meeting in 2006. N2Women organizes events at major conferences of the field where members or non-members can meet and get introduced to the research community. N2Women is supported by several major professional associations such as ACM SIGCOMM, ACM SIGMOBILE, and IEEE ComSoc, and by major companies such as Meta.

    Symposium Reception

    5:30 pm–7:00 pm, Lake Washington Ballroom
    Sponsored by Amazon

    Amazon Sponsor Event: "Ask-Me-Anything" Session

    7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Seattle Room

    Join Amazon’s Principal Engineers for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Tuesday, 4/5 from 7:00pm–8:00pm! They will be available to answer your questions about the hard problems we are solving on behalf of customers, and how we scale our innovations. Learn more about the leaders below:

    • Marc Brooker, AWS Senior Principal Engineer, works on large scale systems, from architecture to construction to operations. He has worked on EC2, Elastic Block Storage (EBS), and now AWS Lambda. You can check out his work at AWS Lambda here, or on his personal blog.
    • Dheerendra Talur, AWS Principal Software Engineer, works on AWS EC2. Check out his talk on Hyperplane: An elastic, distributed network appliance for a deep dive on the unique challenges involved in building a feature-rich, multi-tenant, elastic, distributed network appliance in the Cloud that must be available 24/7.