Communication Networks; Network Economics and Game Theory; Stochastic Control and Learning
He received his Ph.D. in EECS in 2004, and an M.A. in Statistics in 2002, both from the University of California, Berkeley. He also received an M.S. in ECE from Rice University in 1999 where he was a recipient of the Texas Instruments Fellowship. He received his B.Tech in EE from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1997, where he won the TCS Best B.Tech Project Award. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2010), an IBM Faculty Award (2010), a James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Award at USC (2009), an IBM Invention Achievement Citation (2007) and a Best Paper Award at the ValueTools Conference (2009). He is an elected member of the Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) honor society, and currently holds the Kenneth C. Dahlberg Early Career Chair in the Viterbi School of Engineering, where he also has a courtsey appointment in the ISE department. His research interests lie in network optimization and control with current focus on network economics, game theory, stochastic control and learning theory. He is a contributing member of many professional societies including IEEE, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).