Praveen Jayachandran is a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are in the area of performance and resource management of distributed systems and networks. His doctoral thesis focuses on developing a reduction-based schedulability theory for the end-to-end delay analysis of workflows in distributed systems. He received the best student paper award at the Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, 2007, and the best paper award at the same conference in 2009. He received the C.S. and Jane Liu award from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois in 2008, awarded to a graduate student showing exceptional research promise early in their graduate studies. He is also a recipient of the Vodafone fellowship, 2007-08, and the Andrew and Shana Laursen fellowship, 2005-06.