Mentoring Sessions

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To better serve the student community, COMSNETS 2016 is introducing Mentoring Sessions that give students an opportunity to interact one-on-one with eminent researchers in the field of communication systems and networks. This new element of the COMSNETS program enables the students to get feedback on their current research results and future research plans. All graduate-student attendees of COMSNETS 2016, i.e., students enrolled in a doctoral or Master’s program, are encouraged to apply.

Mentors

Eminent researchers in the field of communication systems and networks will be participating in these sessions. Students get to interact one-on-one with Keynote speakers, Invited Speakers, senior Organizing Committee members etc.

Scroll below for a list of all mentors and their areas of interest

Mentoring Process

Each student gets 40 minutes for a one-on-one session with the assigned mentor. The initial 15 minutes of the slot are designated for the student to explain the research results and plans to the mentor. While the research topic is expected to be in broad areas related to computer networking, the maturity level of the research work is flexible, from a nascent research idea to fully mature results. For good clarity of explanation, the student is encouraged to present the work with PowerPoint slides.

The remaining 25 minutes of the slot are intended for a discussion with the mentor. The mentor uses the discussion period to give candid constructive feedback on the student’s current research and suggest improvements for future work.

Application Process

Important Dates

Deadline for application December 15, 2015
Mentoring Sessions January 6-9, 2016

Session Schedule

The mentoring sessions will be held at the COMSNETS 2016 venue during the conference week. Shortly before the conference, the organising committee will select the student –mentor pairs and inform each selected student about the date and time of the one-on-one session.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns, please email them to [email protected] with subject “COMSNETS Mentoring Sessions”.

Mentors

Henning Schulzrinne

Henning Schulzrinne

Columbia University, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Internet real-time and multimedia services and protocols
  • Internet economics and policy
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Network security
Gaurav Sharma

Gaurav Sharma

University of Rochester, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Multimedia Communication
  • Physical layer communications
  • Error Correction Coding
  • Distributed Signal Processing

Sergey Gorinsky

Sergey Gorinsky

IMDEA Network Institute, Spain

Areas of Interest:

  • Computer networks
  • Distributed systems
  • Network economics
D Manjunath

D. Manjunath

IIT Bombay, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Distributed Computation
  • Queueing Systems
  • Sensor Networks
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Internet Traffic Engineering

Rahul Mangharam

Rahul Mangharam

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Real-Time and embedded systems
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Wireless control networks
  • Energy-efficient buildings, medical devices & automotive systems
Saurab Bagchi

Saurab Bagchi

Purdue University, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Distributed systems
  • Network security
  • Reliable high performance computing
  • Embedded wireless networks

Srihari Nelakuditi

Srihari Nelakuditi

University of South Carolina, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Internet routing
  • Wireless MAC protocols
  • Mobile computing
B. S. Manoj

B. S. Manoj

IIST, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Wireless Ad hoc Networks
  • Networked systems
  • Cognitive Network Systems
  • Complex Networks

Rajeev Shorey

Rajeev Shorey

TCS Innovation Labs, USA / India

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless, Wireline Networks, Internet
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Telecommunications & Telematics
  • Communication Security
  • Data Analytics and Big Data
Giridhar Mandyam

Giridhar Mandyam

Qualcomm, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless Networks
  • Cellular Communications
  • Cellular Standards
  • Wireless Security
  • Middleware, Applications and Services

Sukumar Nandi

Sukumar Nandi

IIT Guwahati, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Networks: QoS, Wireless Networks
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Data Mining
Manjunath Joshi

Manjunath Joshi

DA-IICT, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Deep learning
  • Computer Vision
  • 3D estimation
  • Optimization techniques
  • Statistical methods

Nandini Mukherjee

Nandini Mukherjee

Jadavpur University, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless Sensor Network
  • Cloud Computing
Aloknath De

Aloknath De

Samsung, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Internet of Things
  • Connectivity (Wi-Fi, BT/BLE etc)
  • MAC/Network layer research

Niloy Ganguly

Niloy Ganguly

IIT Kharagpur, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Online Social networks
  • Network Theory
  • Peer-to-peer Networks
  • Wireless Internet
  • Delay Tolerant Networks
Samiran Chattopadhyay

Samiran Chattopadhyay

Jadavpur University, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless Networks
  • Network Security
  • Intelligent Computing
  • Bio Informatics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Distributed Computing

Teng Joon Lim

Teng Joon Lim

NUS, Singapore

Areas of Interest:

  • PHY-layer Wireless Communications
  • Wireless Networking
Sriram Kizhakkemadam

Sriram Kizhakkemadam

Samsung R&D, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless Communications for Cellular Systems

Venkat Padmanabhan

Venkat Padmanabhan

Microsoft Research, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Networking
  • Mobile Computing
Sumit Roy

Sumit Roy

UWash, USA & IIIT Delhi

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless communication and sensor network systems
  • Cognitive radio platforms

Vijay Mann

Vijay Mann

IBM Research, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Data center networks
  • Distributed systems
  • Operating systems
  • Performance analysis
  • Systems management
Shivkumar Kalyanaraman

Shivkumar Kalyanaraman

IBM Research, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Networking
  • Energy and transportation
  • IoT

R.K. Shyamasundar

R.K. Shyamasundar

TIFR, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Real-time distributed systems
  • Reactive systems
  • Computer and Network Security
Venkatesh Tamarapalli

Venkatesh Tamarapalli

IIT Guwahati, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Data center networks
  • Content delivery networks
  • Optical Networks

Aruna Balasubramanian

Aruna Balasubramanian

Stony Brook University, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Systems
  • Mobile Computing
  • Web performance
  • Networking
Narayan Mandayam

Narayan Mandayam

WINLAB, Rutgers University, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Cognitive Radio Networks and Spectrum Policy
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Network Coding for Wireless Networks

Abhay S. Gandhi

Abhay S. Gandhi

VNIT, Nagpur, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Analog and Digital Communication
  • RF Circuit Design
  • Computer networks
  • Wireless Mobile Communication
Kaliappa Ravindran

Kaliappa Ravindran

The City College of New York, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Distributed Computing
  • Network Protocols
  • Object-oriented Designs

Ishwardutt Parulkar

Ishwardutt Parulkar

CISCO, India

Areas of Interest:

  • (Will be updated shortly)
Manish Gupta

Manish Gupta

Xerox Research Center, India

Areas of Interest:

  • High-performance computing
  • Compilers
  • Virtual machine optimizations

Huzur Saran

Huzur Saran

IIT Delhi, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless Networks
  • Systems & Network Security
  • Network Performance Analysis
  • Algorithms
Prashant Shenoy

Prashant Shenoy

University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Operating and distributed systems
  • Sensor networks
  • Internet systems
  • Multimedia

Sridhar Varadharajan

V. Sridhar

IIIT Bangalore, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Telecommunications technology, management and policy
Fumiyuki Adachi

Fumiyuki
Adachi

Tohoku University, Japan

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless signal processing (multi-access, equalization, antenna diversity, adaptive transmission, channel coding, etc.)
  • Wireless networking

Narayan Prasad

Narayan Prasad

NEC Labs, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Mobile Communications & Networking
Panagiotis Papadimitriou

Panagiotis Papadimitriou

Leibniz Universit├Ąt Hannover, Germany

Areas of Interest:

  • Next-Generation Internet Architectures
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Software-Defined Networks
  • Cloud Networking
  • Internet Access Sharing

Debabrata Das

Debabrata Das

IIIT Bangalore, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless Access Network's MAC
  • QoS
  • Power saving
  • IP Multimedia Subsystems
R.K. Ghosh

R.K Ghosh

IIT Kanpur, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Parallel Algorithms
  • Parallel Processing
  • Genetic Algorithms
Rohit Gupta

Rohit Gupta

EURECOM, France

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless communication systems
  • 5G research and prototyping
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud RAN