Headshot of Mahesh Balakrishnan
Headshot of Mahesh Balakrishnan


Mahesh Balakrishnan

Software Engineer - Core Systems

I started and lead the Delos project, which is a distributed storage system for the Facebook control plane. Before this, I was an Associate Professor at Yale University (2015 to 2018); and prior to that I worked at VMware Research (2015) and Microsoft Research Silicon Valley (2008 to 2014). I got my PhD from Cornell University in 2009.


Consensus, transactions, storage

Latest Publications

Log-structured Protocols in Delos

Mahesh Balakrishnan, Mihir Dharamshi, David Geraghty, Santosh Ghosh, Filip Gruszczynski, Jun Li, Jingming Liu, Suyog Mapara, Rajeev Nagar, Ivailo Nedelchev, Francois Richard, Chen Shen, Yee Jiun Song, Rounak Tibrewal, Vidhya Venkat, Ahmed Yossef, Ali Zaveri


Virtual Consensus in Delos

Mihir Dharamshi, Santosh Ghosh, Filip Gruszczynski, Hazem Hassan, Huy Hoang, Jingming Liu, Francois Richard, Aaryaman Sagar, Chen Shen, Rhed Shi, Yee Jiun Song, Ahmed Yossef, Xianan Zhang