Neda Beheshti

E-mail: nbehesht(at)

I am a Computer Networking Software Engineer at Facebook Inc.

From November 2009 to May 2014, I was a Research Engineer at Ericsson Inc., where I worked on Software-defined Networking design and optimization.

I got my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in December 2009.
My Ph.D. advisor is Prof. Nick McKeown. Here you can find my Ph.D. thesis on buffer sizing in routers.

From 2006 to 2009, I organized the Stanford Networking Seminar.


Software Defined Networking:

"Zeppelin - A Third Generation Data Center Network Virtualization Technology based on SDN and MPLS"
James Kempf, Ying Zhang, Ramesh Mishra, Neda Beheshti
IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking, San Francisco, USA, November 2013.
"StEERING: Software-defined Networking for Inline Service Chaining"
Ying Zhang, Neda Beheshti, Ludovic Beliveau, Geoffrey Lefebvre, Ramesh Mishra, Ramesh Subrahmaniam, Ravi Manghirmalani, Catherine Truchan
IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), Gottingen, Germany, October 2013.
"Fast Failover for Control Traffic in Software-defined Networks"
Neda Beheshti, Ying Zhang
Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2012 - Next Generation Networking Symposium , Anaheim, December 2012.
"Resilient Controller-Switch Connectivity in Split-architecture Networks"
Neda Beheshti, Ying Zhang, Mallik Tatipamula
Software Defined Networking Workshop, World Telecommunications Congress (WTC) 2012, Miyazaki, Japan.

"Application of Traditional Link-State Routing Protocols in Hybrid SDN and Traditional Networks"
Neda Beheshti, Kiran Yedavalli, Ying Zhang
Software Defined Networking Workshop, World Telecommunications Congress (WTC) 2012, Miyazaki, Japan.

"On Resiliency of Split-Architecture Networks"
Ying Zhang, Neda Beheshti, Mallik Tatipamula
Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 - Next Generation Networking Symposium , Houston, December 2011.

"OpenFlow MPLS and the Open Source Label Switched Router"
James Kempf, Scott Whyte, Jonathan Ellithorpe, Peyman Kazemian, Neda Beheshti, Mart Haitjema, Stephan Stuart, Howard Green
Proc. of 23rd International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), San Francisco, September 2011.

Buffer Sizing in Routers:

"Integrated Photonics for Low-Power Packet Networking"
Daniel J. Blumenthal, John Barton, Neda Beheshti, John E. Bowers, Emily Burmeister, Larry A. Coldren, Matt Dummer, Garry Epps, Alexander Fang, Yashar Ganjali, John Garcia, Brian Koch, Vikrant Lal, Erica Lively, John Mack, Milan Masanovic, Nick McKeown, Kim Nguyen, Steven C. Nicholes, Hyundai Park, Biljana Stamenic, Anna Tauke-Pedretti, Henrik Poulsen, and Matt Sysak
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol 17, No. 2, March/April 2011. (pdf)

"Optical Packet Buffers for Backbone Internet Routers"
Neda Beheshti, Emily Burmeister, Yashar Ganjali, John Bowers, Daniel Blumenthal, and Nick McKeown
IEEE Transactions on Networking, Vol. 18, No. 5, Oct 2010. (pdf)

"Experimenting with Programmable Routers in Real Networks"
Neda Beheshti, David Underhill, Brandon Heller, Sara Bolouki, Nick McKeown and Yashar Ganjali
Demo Session, ACM SIGCOMM 2008, Seattle, August 2008 (2nd-best demo award).

"Performing Time-Sensitive Network Experiments"
Neda Beheshti, Yashar Ganjali, Monia Ghobadi, Nick McKeown, Jad Naous and Geoff Salmon
ANCS, San Jose, California, November 2008. (pdf)

"Experimental Study of Router Buffer Sizing"
Neda Beheshti, Yashar Ganjali, Monia Ghobadi, Nick McKeown, and Geoff Salmon
The Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Vouliagmeni, Greece, October 2008 (best paper award) .(pdf)

"Towards Obtaining High Throughput in Networks with Tiny Buffers"
Neda Beheshti, Yashar Ganjali, Ashish Goel, and Nick McKewon
16th International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS), Enschede, The Netherlands, June 2008.(pdf)

"Experimenting with buffer sizing in routers"
Neda Beheshti, Yashar Ganjali, Jad Naous and Nick McKeown
ANCS, Orlando, Florida, December 2007. (pdf)

"Packet scheduling in optical FIFO buffers"
Neda Beheshti and Yashar Ganjali
High-Speed Networking Workshop (In Conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2007), Anchorage, Alaska, May 2007. (pdf)

"Buffersizing in all-optical Packet Switches"
Neda Beheshti, Yashar Ganjali, Ramesh Rajaduray, Daniel Blumenthal and Nick McKeown
Proceedings of OFC/NFOEC, Anaheim, CA, March 2006. (pdf)


"Thoughts on Reliability in the Internet of Things"
James Kempf, Jari Arkko, Neda Beheshti, Kiran Yedavalli
Interconnecting Smart Objects with the Internet Workshop, Prague 2011.

"Stability of the maximum size matching algorithm in input queued switches"
Mohsen Bayati and Neda Beheshti
Proceedings of Allerton Conference, Urbana, USA, October 2004. (pdf)

"Center of gravity feedback in fading channels"
Neda Beheshti
Master's thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, August 2002.
Technial Reports

Time-sensitive network experiments"
Neda Beheshti, Yashar Ganjali, Monia Ghobadi, Jad Naous, Nick McKeown, Geoff Salmon
Systems and Networking Laboratory Technical Report TR08-UT-SNL-04-30-00, University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science, April 2008.(PostScript)(PDF)

"Buffer sizing in a combined input-output queued switch",
Neda Beheshti and Nick McKeown
Stanford University High Performance Networking Group Technical Report TR05-HPNG-091501, September 2005. (pdf)