As the newest ESnet team member, Sowmya Balasubramanian will be working on perfSONAR (PERFormance Service Oriented Network monitoring ARchitecture), a network testing and troubleshooting system. In her internship at Berkeley Lab last summer, she was a primary developer of ESnet’s Network Weathermap monitoring software.
Sowmya originally hails from the South Indian city of Chennai, and just got her Master’s degree in information networking from Carnegie Mellon University. Her projects included developing a communications interface for systems in a distributed network, a small “real time operating system” for embedded systems, a peer-to-peer photo sharing application as well as mobile phone applications. We suspect she can get just about anything to work.