Recent News


  • Dr. Dutta is TPC Co-Chair for the 11th DRCN, March 2015. DRCN is an annual forum for scientists, engineers, designers and planners from industry, government and academia who have interests in the reliability and availability of communication networks and services. Full CFP will be out soon.

    More information about DRCN 2015, and Call for Papers


  • Firefighting drones ?! Following up on the highly successful 2014 NCSU CentMesh Drones Challenge, which concluded in April 2014, we are kicking off another year-long student challenge. This time, it will not only be a programming challenge, but also a challenge to design and hone some of the drone's subsystems. In addition, there will be specific real-world mission - to design and demonstrate a drone capable of aiding a firefighter by going into burning buildings as advance guard. More details are available from the Firefighting Drone Challenge webpage. If you are interested, come to the information session on August 22. If you have missed this session, you may contact Dr. Dutta, Dr. Mihail Sichitiu (ECE), Dr. Edgar Lobaton (ECE), or Dr. Larry Silverberg (MAE) for more information.

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Can Babaoglu and Dr. Trisha Biswas (both graduated in Summer 2014) for continuing to get publications out of their PhD work at NCSU. Can and Trisha both had papers accepted at Globecom 2014, Trisha actually had two! Look us up if you go to Austin, TX, in December.

    Information about Can, Trisha, and other research students - or navigate "Research" → "Students" from header


  • Congratulations to Rob Udechukwu for getting a paper accepted at the CoolSDN Workshop co-located with ICNP 2014. Rob's paper presents his work on designing and demonstrating a seamless general-purpose in-network service insertion mechanism integration into OpenFlow. He made a short video describing this work - see the SDN Labs link below.

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    Information about SDN Labs - or navigate "Research" → "Projects" from header


  • Dr. Dutta delivered an invited talk in Summer, 2014, at the Advanced Computing and Microelectronics Unit at the world-famous Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. The talk was on the evolution of Internet architecture, with special reference to network-neutrality issues, and the emergence of the service-oriented Internet. The talk was on the kind invitation of Dr. Bhabani P Sinha, head of the ACMU.

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  • Congratulations to Kasyap Marmavula for successfully defending his M.S. thesis! Kasyap not only did very challenging work for his MS thesis, but also was one of the two students who between them enabled the entire CentMesh Drones Challenge 2014. He is moving on to employment at Citrix, and has a bright career ahead of him.

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  • Drones Challenge completed: The first ever programming challenge at NCSU on unmanned aerial computing platforms culminated in a day-long final challenge in which the finalist teams took turns running their programs on CentMesh drones to see if they code would - ahem - fly. The six-month long programming challenge was hosted and made possible by the CentMesh research and teaching facility we have built over the last few years.

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    News & Observer story on event - or see the Drones Event page


  • Congratulations to Rob Udechukwu for successfully passing the Written Preliminary examination (the Ph.D. qualifier)! Now that Rob has qualified to continue doctoral studies, he will be working hard toward his next unit of research. His upcoming research is expected to contribute to a choice-based collaborative optimization approach to optical network resource optimization.

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  • Congratulations, Dr. Trisha Biswas! Trisha successfully defended her doctoral thesis in April, 2014. Her primary work has been in Petal Routing, which uses several different types of geo-diverse or diffuse multipaths to provide network-layer redundancy in the face of jamming, and most recently, in a linear system modeling of these and other similar wireless multihop routing systems. She goes on to a research job with Aruba Networks, in Sunnyvale, CA.

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Selected News Past


  • Mesh Design book published "Designing for Network and Service Continuity in Wireless Mesh Networks", co-authored by former student Parth H. Pathak and Dr. Dutta, published by Springer, just came out. The book focuses on performance predictability of the wireless mesh network paradigm, and considerations in designing networks from the perspective of survivability and service continuity metrics.


  • Presentation at US-Japan Collaborative Research Workshop: Dr. Dutta was one of the fifteen US invitees to a networking research collaboration workshop to discuss potential collaboration opportunities between US and Japan.



  • View Dr. Dutta's talk at SAS: Recently Dr. Dutta was invited to deliver a talk by SAS Institute in their "BIRD's Eye View" seminar series - mainly on the future Internet architecture topic but also about his research in general. SAS has retained the archived video of that talk, and has kindly made it available to general viewing here.


  • Congratulations, Dr. Parth Pathak ! Parth defended his thesis on July 9, 2012, with flying colors. During his stay here, Parth has worked on various aspects of wireless networking, published 8 papers, including a remarkably comprehensive survey on wireless mesh networks. Most recently, his work focused on survivability and continuity issues in wireless mesh networks - he and I have jointly authored a book on the subject which is currently in press. He is moving on to a post-doctoral fellow position at UC Davis with Dr. Prasant Mohapatra. All the best, Parth!


  • GENI-IMF project demo: Our three-year Integrated Measurement Framework project is drawing to a close. In the last several GENI Engineering Conferences we have successfully demonstrated IMF functionality; at the recently concluded GEC14 (July 9 - 11, 2012) in Boston we effectively demonstrated completed IMF functionality. The demo session was held in the Stata Center of MIT, which was hosting GEC14.

    More information about GENI-IMF - or navigate "Research" → "Projects" from header


  • Sankalp's work published at Mobihoc: Sankalp Nimbhorkar defended his MS thesis early in 2012, but his thesis work, jointly with some work by Parth Pathak, was published as a paper at ACM Mobihoc 2012 (June 11 - 14, 2012, Hilton Head, SC) on variable width channel allocation for wireless networks, using back-pressure approach at the physical layer. Thanks to Sankalp for following up with the effort to publish, and to Parth for extensive help.


  • SoSL Project with UNM: Dr. Dutta is lead PI for a new collaborative grant from the NSA Science of Security Lablet, with Dr. Meeko Oishi from University of New Mexico as the collaborating PI. This is Dr. Dutta's second SoSL grant. This project will investigate specific network security systems by viewing them as feedback control systems, and attempting to determine general stability results or other characterization for them.


  • Elsevier OSN Special Issue: Dr. Dutta was guest editor of the special issue of Elsevier Journal of Optical Switching and Networking on Green Communications and Networking (Volume 8, Issue 3, 2011). He also served as guest editor of the special issue (Volume 9, Issue 2) on IEEE ANTS 2010 - collecting extended versions of outstanding papers at the IEEE Advanced Networking and Telecommunications Systems conference (Dec 16 - 18, 2010, Mumbai, India), and on IEEE ANTS 2009 (Volume 7, Issue 4, 2010). He also serves on the editorial board.



Last updated: July 22, 2014