Ratul Mahajan is the ACM Sigcomm Rising Star Awardee for 2009

Each year, ACM SIGCOMM presents a "Rising Star" Award, recognizing a young researcher - an individual no older than 35 - who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her career.

This year's awardee is Ratul Mahajan from Microsoft Research, in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career, in network management and wireless communication, where his measurement driven approach has culminated in innovative and practically adopted systems.