Mentoring Sessions

To better serve the student community, COMSNETS 2017 will host 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 2017, 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 (you will have to carry your own device to show the 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

To apply, fill out the Google form before the deadline: https://goo.gl/forms/F7iWMzl49VWdoBap1

The form captures your name, enrolled degree program, degree-granting institution, short description of your research interests with the focus on the research topic discussed during the mentoring session, and any specific type of feedback you are interested to receive from the mentor.

Important Dates

Deadline for application December 25, 2016 December 31, 2016
Mentoring Sessions January 5-7, 2017 (Main conference days)

Session Schedule

The mentoring sessions will be held at the COMSNETS 2017 venue during the main 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

1)
Sue Moon

Sue Moon

KAIST, Korea

Areas of Interest:

  • Online Social Networks
  • Networking Systems
2)
Bhaskar Krishnamachari

Bhaskar Krishnamachari

University of Southern California, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless Networks
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Robotic Networks
  • Online Learning and Deep Reinforcement Learning
3)
Prasun Sinha

Prasun Sinha

Ohio State University, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Networking
  • Wireless Networked Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Data Analytics
4)
Ranveer Chandra

Ranveer Chandra

Microsoft Research , USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Computer Systems and Networking
  • White Space Networking
  • Mobile Systems
  • Network Management
5)
Vyas Sekar

Vyas Sekar

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Networking
  • Security
  • Systems
6)
Saurabh Bagchi

Saurabh Bagchi

Purdue University, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Distributed Systems
  • Network Security
  • Reliable High Performance Computing
  • Embedded Wireless Networks
7)
Sergey Gorinsky

Sergey Gorinsky

IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain

Areas of Interest:

  • Computer Networks
  • Network Economics
  • Distributed Systems
8)
Prasant Misra

Prasant Misra

TCS Innovation Lab, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Network Embedded Systems
  • Sensing and Signal Processing
  • Wireless Networks
9)
Somali Chaterji

Somali Chaterji

Purdue University, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Computational Genomics
  • Machine Learning
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Tissue Engineering
10)
Panagiotis Papadimitriou

Panagiotis Papadimitriou

University of Hannover, Germany

Areas of Interest:

  • Internet Architectures
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Cloud Networking
11)
Sandip Chakraborty

Sandip Chakraborty

IIT Kharagpur, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless Networks
  • Mobile Computing
  • Distributed Computing
12)
D Manjunath

D Manjunath

IIT Bombay, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Computer and Communication Network Protocols
  • Systems and Algorithms Performance Modelling
  • Queueing Theory and Simulation
  • Stochastic Systems
13)
Bivas Mitra

Bivas Mitra

IIT Kharagpur, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Network science, Multilayer networks
  • Social networks, Data science, Anomaly detection
  • Mobile affective computing, Socio-mobile applications
  • Crowdsensing, Social-IoT
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks
  • Optical Networks
14)
Chetna Singhal

Chetna Singhal

IIT Kharagpur, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Resource allocation in Heterogeneous Networks
  • Multipath robust multimedia transmission in mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETS)
  • User-centric Energy-efficient multimedia transmission over wireless
15)
Allyson Sim

Allyson Sim

Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

Areas of Interest:

  • Millimeter-wave communication
  • Medium access control
  • Multicast scheduling
  • Multicast beamforming
  • 5G technology
  • IEEE802.11ad WLAN.Network science
16)
Abhijit Lele

Abhijit Lele

BOSCH, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless Networks
  • Data Analytics
17)
Ignacio Castro

Ignacio Castro

Queen Mary University of London, UK

Areas of Interest:

  • Economics of Interdomain Traffic
  • Internet Architecture
  • Network Economics
18)
Aveek Dutta

Aveek Dutta

University of Albany, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Edge Analytics
19)
Mayank Pandey

Mayank Pandey

MNNIT Allahabad, India

Areas of Interest:

  • P2P Networks
  • Computer Networks
  • Wireless and Mobile Networks
  • Software Defined Networking
20)
Anupama Potluri

Anupama Potluri

University of Hyderabad, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Networking
  • System Security
  • Operating Systems
21)
Balaji Vamanan

Balaji Vamanan

University of Illinois, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Networking
  • System Security
  • Operating Systems
22)
Sharayu Moharir

Sharayu Moharir

IIT Bombay, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Content Delivery Network
  • Communication Network
23)
Laxmi N Pillutla

Laxminarayan Pillutla

DAIICT, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless Sensor Network
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Information Theory
24)
Sanjeev Gurugopinath

Sanjeev Gurugopinath

PES University, India

Areas of Interest:

  • Detection and Estimation theory
  • Information Theory and Statistics
  • Cross Layer Optimization
25)
Rajeev Shorey

Rajeev Shorey

TCS Innovation Labs, USA/India

Areas of Interest:

  • Wireless, Internet
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Telecommunications & Telematics
  • Communication Security
  • Data Analytics and Big Data