Sulyab Thottungal Valapu


I am a third-year Computer Science PhD student at the University of Southern California, and a member of the Autonomous Networks Research Group. My advisor is Prof. Bhaskar Krishnamachari.

My research primarily focuses on designing dependable decentralized systems, with a parallel emphasis on developing the network infrastructure to better support them. To achieve this, I explore the use of methods from diverse disciplines such as distributed systems, applied cryptography, mechanism design and network science.

I received my B.Tech. in Information Technology from IIIT Allahabad in 2018. Between then and joining USC, I worked as a software engineer at Arista Networks, where I was part of the routing team.


Oct 1, 2023 New paper! DARSAN: A Decentralized Review System Suitable for NFT Marketplaces is now available in the conference proceedings of ICBC 2023. Alternately, you can access the arXiv version here.
May 1, 2022 Our survey on probabilistic micropayment schemes has been published in the March 2022 issue of IEEE Blockchain Technical Briefs.
Feb 23, 2022 I have officially joined the Autonomous Networks Research Group!