ESP Biography

BHAGATRAM JANARTHANAN, Senior Software Engineer at Cisco Systems

Major: Electronics and Communication

College/Employer: Arista Networks

Year of Graduation: 1997

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi ,
I am a senior software engineer at Cisco Systems San Jose. I have designed and engineered one of Cisco’s platforms. This is a long and exhaustive process that starts at choosing the correct processor for the board and finishes with development of internet gateways that serve mobile phones. This experience has been breath-taking and each step has been a mixture of learning, innovations and achievements. I invented new methods to solve problems that we faced during the process and have filed patents with United States Patent Office.

Over the course of my career, I have coached/mentored/taught classes for several software engineers - many of them are fresh graduates from college. I have taught multiple classes including distributed computer architecture, real time operating systems, Cascade Style Sheets, Programming in C, etc.

Past Classes

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C497: Computers - What is inside and How does it work ? in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
The computer is a black-box for many of us. Though most of us know how to use one, what happens inside is often a mystery to many. This course takes you through a journey inside the computer and also introduces you to a journey inside various parts of the computer. For example, what is inside the CPU ? How does a hard-drive work ? What are buses ? How do these pieces work together ?