About me

I am a PhD student in the ECE Department at CMU with Prof. Priya Narasimhan. I received my M.S. in ECE from University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and B.Eng from Manipal University, India in 2010.
My research revolves around mobile and distributed computing. I like designing, prototyping and evaluating systems.
My current research focuses on mobile and edge computing and how it can accelerate perception and recognition applications (e.g. augmented reality, large-scale visual search) for mobile, wearable and other edge devices by coordinating their execution across the cloud, edge and nearby mobile devices. I am especially interested in solving the challenges that scale (millions of devices simultaneously using cloud-based AI/computer vision services) will impose on such applications.
My resume can be found here
. My public github page can be found here.

Recent Publications

Cachier: Edge-caching for recognition applications
Utsav Drolia , Katherine Guo, Jiaqi Tan, Rajeev Gandhi, Priya Narasimhan
(To Appear) ICDCS '17

Towards edge-caching for image recognition
Utsav Drolia , Katherine Guo, Jiaqi Tan, Rajeev Gandhi, Priya Narasimhan
(To Appear) Workshop on Smart Edge Computing and Networking (SmartEdge) '17

Krowd: A key-value stores for crowded venues
Utsav Drolia , Nathan Mickulicz, Rajeev Gandhi, Priya Narasimhan
MobiArch '15 (Best paper award)

The Case For Mobile Edge-Clouds
Utsav Drolia, Rolando Martins, Jiaqi Tan, Ankit Chheda, Monil Sanghavi, Rajeev Gandhi, Priya Narasimhan
UIC '13

Poster: Approximate Memoization for Perception-based Mobile Applications
Utsav Drolia
Katherine Guo, Rajeev Gandhi, Priya Narasimhan
MobiSys '16

Poster : Edge-caches for vision applications
Utsav DroliaKatherine Guo, Rajeev Gandhi, Priya Narasimhan
Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC) '16

Zephyr: First-Person Wireless Analytics from High-Density In-Stadium Deployments
Nathan Mickulicz, Utsav Drolia, Priya Narasimhan and Rajeev Gandhi
WoWMoM '16

Short paper: CHIPS: content-based heuristics for improving photo privacy for smartphones
Jiaqi Tan, Utsav Drolia, Rolando Martins, Rajeev Gandhi, Priya Narasimhan
WiSec '14

PCFIRE: Towards Provable, Preventative Control-Flow Integrity Enforcement for Realistic Embedded Software
Jiaqi Tan, Hui Jun Tay, Utsav Drolia, Rajeev Gandhi, and Priya Narasimhan.


YinzCam Inc.
May - December 2014

Bell Labs
May - August 2016