Dr. Rinku Shah earned her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from IIT Bombay in February 2021. She has worked with Prof. Mythili Vutukuru and Prof. Purushottam Kulkarni at IIT Bombay. During her Ph.D., she interned at VMware for six months towards defining and solving capacity-aware load balancing in data center networks. After her Ph.D., she has spent seven months as a Project Research Scientist on a Huawei project at IIT Bombay with Prof. Umesh Bellur.
Her primary research interests lie in the broad area of networked systems, specifically Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and programmable data planes. Her focus is to design data plane algorithms and data structures to build flexible, scalable, and fault-tolerant systems that solve real-world problems. Her research is published at reputed conference venues such as the ACM SOSR, IEEE ICNP, ACM APNet, and the ACM DEBS. She has served as a reviewer for peer-reviewed conferences such as EuroSys (shadow PC member), ICACCI, and INDICON.