I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 1984. I received my PhD in 1990 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where my advisor was Prof. Jim Kurose. . I am currently a professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.
Three current areas of research are in (1) very high-speed wireless networks with particular focus on Terahertz networking. The goal is to deliver terabits/sec data rates to users using the enormous available spectrum. (2) Study of energy consumption in networks ranging from data center networks to enterprise networks. As part of this work we are developing novel router architectures as well as Internet subnet topologies that scale power usage linearly with load. (3) Developing a framework to reason about the Internet of Things (IoT). Our particular focus is on classification, search and actively querying the IoT.
Recent professional activities: General Chair IEEE SECON 2015, TPC Co-Chair IEEE SmartGridComm 2013, ACM E-Energy 2011, TPC Member ICDCS 2013, ACM MOBICOM C-Big 2012 - 2013 (Big Data), 2002 - 2009 MOBIHOC 2005 - 2007 WiNMee 2005 - 2006 (Measurement workshop), IEEE SECON 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 IEEE ICC 2003, 2008 SNPA 2003, INFOCOM 2004 - 2014, IEEE SNAPT 2004, MoBiQuitous 2005, 2006. Editor Ad Hoc Networks Journal 2003 - 2008, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 2003 - 2008.