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Santiago Vargas

New York, NY


PhD graduate from Stony Brook University who is interested in Software Engineering roles. Engineering experience includes networking performance and security work in ML, R&D, datacenter networking, cient-side networking and network analytics teams in Cloudflare, Meta, Akamai, and a startup. Research experience involves computer networking, TCP, HTTP, mobile, video, and web as well as leading research projects to completion and mentoring students.

Work Experience

Systems Engineer, Cloudflare Inc., April 2023 - Present

Software Engineer Contractor (Visiting Researcher) & Software Engineering Intern (3x), Meta Inc., May 2019 - Sept 2022

Web Performance Research Intern, Akamai Technologies Inc., May 2018 - August 2018

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant, Stony Brook University, Aug 2016 - Nov 2022

Software Developer, CooCoo Inc., May 2014 - Dec 2015


PhD in Computer Science, Stony Brook University, 2016 - 2022

Computer Science & Mathematics Double Major, Molloy College, 2012 - 2015

  • Valedictorian & Honors Program Graduate
  • Computer Science/Math GPA 4.0 - Overall GPA 3.986


  1. Is IPFS Ready for Decentralized Video Streaming?

    Zhengyu Wu, ChengHao Ryan Yang, Santiago Vargas, Aruna Balasubramanian

    WWW 2023
  2. Predicting Network Buffer Capacity for BBR Fairness

    Ibrahim Umit Akgun, Santiago Vargas, Michael Arkhangelskiy, Andrew Burford, Michael McNeill, Aruna Balasubramanian, Anshul Gandhi, Erez Zadok

    ML for Systems Workshop NeurIPS 2022
  3. Are Mobiles Ready for BBR?

    Santiago Vargas, Gautham Gunapati, Anshul Gandhi, Aruna Balasubramanian

    IMC 2022
  4. BBR Bufferbloat in DASH Video

    Santiago Vargas, Rebecca Drucker, Aiswarya Renganathan, Aruna Balasubramanian, Anshul Gandhi

    WWW 2021
  5. PARSEC: Streaming 360 Degree Videos Using Super-Resolution

    Mallesham Dasari, Arani Bhattacharya, Santiago Vargas, Aruna Balasubramanian, Samir R. Das

    INFOCOM 2020
  6. Characterizing JSON Traffic Patterns on a CDN

    Santiago Vargas, Utkarsh Goel, Moritz Steiner, Aruna Balasubramanian

    IMC 2019
  7. Impact of Device Performance on Mobile Internet Quality of Experience

    Mallesham Dasari, Santiago Vargas, Arani Bhattacharya, Aruna Balasubramanian, Samir R. Das, Michael Ferdman

    IMC 2018

Academic Service

  • Reviewer: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2023
  • Reviewer: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2021
  • Volunteer during PC meeting: ACM CoNEXT, 2019
  • Co-organizer: Stony Brook CS Graduate Research Day, 2019

Awards & Honors

Stony Brook University

  • Dr. W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship, 2016 - 2021
  • GAANN Fellowship, Fall 2019
  • Best Teaching Assistant Award, 2017
  • Doctoral Diversity Fellowship in STEM, 2016
  • Excellence Fellowship, 2016

Molloy College

  • Valedictorian of Student Body, 2016
  • Dominican Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2012 - 2016
  • Honors Program Member and Graduate, 2012 - 2014
  • Math Honors Society (Kappa Mu Epsilon), 2014 - 2015
  • Mathematics/Computer Studies Club Secretary, 2014 - 2015