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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Additional Project/PI Experience

•    PI for several future Internet projects under the NSF FIA, GENI and FIND programs (2005-present). Currently leading the $7.6M NSF FIA "MobilityFirst" multi-institutional team project aimed at development of a comprehensive future Internet architecture.
•    Principal investigator for $9M ORBIT wireless network testbed projects (2003-present), leading to successful design, integration and community release of the large-scale 400-node ORBIT radio grid testbed at Rutgers University
•    Managed system architecture and software development teams for early MIMO broadband wireless product (2001-02) aimed at residential fixed wireless access market
•    Established one of the world's first research projects on broadband wireless networks (1993-99) , and led development of NEC’s WATMnet system from lab prototype to commercial trials stage
•    Architecture lead for ATRC team (Sarnoff, Philips, Thomson, NBC) which developed the AD-HDTV system prototype, one of several candidate HDTV systems tested by FCC (1990-92)


Recognitions and Professional Experience

•    Visiting Professor, EE Dept/Clean Slate Program, Stanford University, 2008-09
•    Chief Scientist, Iospan Wireless, San Jose, CA, 2000-2001
•    Asst. GM & Dept Head (Systems Architecture), NEC USA C&C Research, 1993-99
•    Head, Broadband Communications Research, Sarnoff Corp, Princeton, NJ, 1990-92
•    Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sarnoff Corp, Princeton, NJ, 1988-90
•    Member of Technical Staff, RCA Laboratories, Princeton, NJ, 1979-87
•    Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation, 2008
•    Fellow of IEEE, 1995
•    ISI “most frequently cited author” in the field of communications during 1985-2005
•    Sarnoff Team Award for Development of the AD-HDTV System, 1990
•    RCA Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards, 1982, 1983, and 1985



  • B.Tech(Hons) Electronics and Electrical Communications, School of Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India, 1976
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY, 1978
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY, 1979