Pravein Govindan Kannan


Pravein Govindan Kannan


Research Scientist


IBM Research - India Bengaluru, India


I am a Research Scientist at IBM Research working on Cloud Networking. I have contributed to various networking initiatives in observability (netobserv-ebpf-agent) and multi-cloud networking (Clusterlink). Recently, I have been working on Paraglider Project, an LF project on Cloud networking abstraction with UC Berkeley, Microsoft and Google.

Prior to joining IBM, I was a Research Fellow at CIR Lab under School of Computing, National University of Singapore. I completed my PhD under the guidance of Prof. Chan Mun Choon. My Thesis is 'Improving Network Diagnostics using Programmable Networks'. My Research focussed on Programmable Networks, Software Defined Networking, Network Virtualization and Mobile Communication technologies. 

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Awards & Highlghts

  • Facebook Research Award on Systems & Networking, Sep 2019
  • Research Achievement Award at School of Computing, NUS, Aug 2019
  • Best Paper Award at ACM SOSR ’19, Apr 2019
  • I&E (Innovation/Entrepreneur) Practicum Award at School of Computing, Apr 2017
  • Participated in GYSS (Global Young Scientist Summit) 2017 as LO officer of Dr.Vinton Gray Cerf (ACM Turing Award Winner), Jan 2017
  • Awarded President Graduate Fellowship in National University of Singapore, Jan 2015
  • Honorary mention at ACM ICPC programming contest for securing 13th rank asia-wide, Feb 2008