In Fall, 2018, I will be teaching the following two courses. More information about each is available from the "Teaching" page on this website.
  • ECE/CSC 570-001, -601 - Computer Networking. This is a graduate-level introductory course in networking, and covers a fairly wide ground. However, it also includes some quantitative analysis and detailed algorithmic content that is often not part of typical undergraudate networking courses. If you register for this course, please expect this to take effort commensurate with a graduate course, and not assume that it will exclusively be a reiteration of known material.
      The Distance Education section (601) of this course for Fall 2018 is attached to this section (other exclusively in-class sections are being concurrently taught by two other instructors). If you are a distance student, the expectations are precisely the same for you as for in-class students. If you have questions or doubts about the planned administration, please get in touch well before the beginning of classes in Fall.  

  • CSC 801-002 - Preparation for Academic Research. This seminar course is intended specifically for Ph.D. students of Computer Science in their first semester (or second semester, for those who joined the program in a Spring semester). We attempt to answer procedural questions about Ph.D. research, and hone some skills that will be uniformly required in pursuing research in this department, no matter what specific area or advisor you work with. This seminar will not present details of specific research areas or opportunities with specific advisors - for such content, please attend CSC600.
      If you are an incoming Ph.D. student, you may have been added to this course, since you are expected to take it during your first semester. Please get in touch with the Director of Graduate Programs to discuss, if you need to. Ph.D. students who have been in the department longer may take the seminar if interested and if space remains (please get in touch with me well in advance of the semester), but may not count it for credit. It is not open to any other students.  

Contact Info

I am a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering, and the Masters in Computer Networking Program; at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • I try to keep my Recent News page a little more frequently updated than I can for the rest of this website.

  • My Professional Calendar can be viewed online. Other contact information is to the right.

  • Email is the best way to get in touch. I do not have Facebook / Twitter / Orkut / SecondLife / MySpace accounts. My NCSU account is a Google@NCSU account per current norm, but it is not enabled for Google+. I do have a LinkedIn account; I typically connect with people with whom I have had specific individual contact.

Voice: +1 (919) 515-8650
Fax: +1 (919) 515-7896
Office: Room 2274, Engineering Building - II (EB II), Centennial Campus
Mailing Address (USPS) : Department of Computer Science
NC State University
Campus Box 8206
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206
Shipping Address (UPS, FedEx, ...) :    Department of Computer Science
NC State University
890 Oval Drive
Room 3320, Engineering Building - II
Raleigh, NC 27606

Brief Bio

Rudra Dutta was born in Kolkata, India, in 1968. After completing elementary schooling in Kolkata, he received a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, in 1991, a M.E. in Systems Science and Automation from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 1993, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA, in 2001. From 1993 to 1997 he worked for IBM as a software developer and programmer in various networking related projects. He has been employed from 2001 - 2007 as Assistant Professor, from 2007 - 2013 as Associate Professor, and since 2013 as Professor, in the department of Computer Science at the North Carolina State University, Raleigh. During the summer of 2005, he was a visiting researcher at the IBM WebSphere Technology Institute in RTP, NC, USA. His current research interests focus on design and performance optimization of large networking systems, Internet architecture, wireless networks, and network analytics. He is a senior member of IEEE and a distinguished member (distinguished engineer) of ACM.

His research is supported currently by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, and industry, including a recent CC-NIE grant and a JUNO grant from NSF. He has served as a reviewer for many premium journals, on NSF, DoE, ARO, and NSERC (Canada) review panels, as part of the organizing committee of many premium conferences, most recently as Technical Program Chair for the IEEE Sarnoff Symposium in 2016 and 2017, and Technical Program Chair for IEEE NFV-SDN 2017. He previously served on the editorial boards of the Elsevier Journal of Optical Switching and Networking, and the Springer Photonic Communication Networks journal, for several years.

He is married, has two children and lives in Cary, North Carolina with his family. His sister and her family live in Kolkata, India.

Dr. Dutta's full CV, for any interested. The format is somewhat driven by NC State's reporting requirements.

Last updated: June 15, 2018