In Spring, 2020, I am not teaching. In Fall, 2020, I am scheduled to teach the following two courses: CSC/ECE 573 - Internet Protocols, and CSC 801 - Starting PhD Research. More information about each is available from the "Teaching" page on this website. At this time, under the circumstances imposed by the CoViD-19 pandemic, it is not known whether these sections will move to a remote online instruction basis or not.

My Open office hours this semester are Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM. At this time, under the circumstances imposed by the CoViD-19 pandemic, these are online office hours only; Zoom link available on my Google calendar.

Any given hour, of course, is subject to change (sometimes a last-minute change). These hours are also on my NCSU Google calendar; I try to keep that calendar updated with such changes - please check before coming to a given a office hour.

This semester and this academic year also represent a transition of the MSCN advising role from Dr. Harry Perros to me. During AY 2019-20, if you are a CSC student enrolled in the MSCN program, you can continue to go to Dr. Harry Perros for advising, or come to me. Starting Fall 2020, Dr. Perros will be in the second year of his phased retirement, and MSCN students should bring advising issues to me. (ECE students in the program should go to the ECE coordinator, as always.)


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.
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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. As of Fall, 2018, he is serving as Associate Department Head on an interim basis. 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 work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, the National Security Agency, and industry, most recently including a PAWR grant from NSF (the AERPAW project). 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 General Co-Chair for the IEEE Sarnoff Symposium in 2019. 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, and is currently serving as Program Co-Chair of the Optical Networking Symposium at IEEE Globecom 2021.

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

Last updated: April 9, 2020