Level 1: I make communication networks like the Internet more efficient and effective
Level 2: I develop network architectures and algorithms for improving delivery of services such as video streaming and gaming
Level 3: I develop scalable architectures and protocols for optical, wireless, and sensor networks that can effectively meet application requirements
I got into engineering because I enjoy combining theory with practise to invent things that work.
My research goal is to shape the architecture of the Internet to support growing traffic volumes while providing high service quality in a cost-effective way, so that applications ranging from video to healthcare and education can function effectively.
People often take things that work for granted, and do not appreciate that it takes a lot of research to make the right design choices in building systems (such as the Internet) that need to scale well into the future.
The Internet is still in its early days, and there is tremendously exciting work to be done in developing the technologies that will sustain and enrich this digital revolution.
Network Technologies, Network performance, Network Systems Architecture
Using Software Defined Networking, Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence to improve Internet service quality; Security for networked Internet of Things (IoT) devices
Software Defined Networking; Security Mechanisms
Member of IEEE
Chorafas Foundation Award, 2000
ARC Discovery Project titled “Interactive and scalable media over software defined networks”, $405K for 2014-2017
Google Research Award titled “Virtualising the access network using software defined networking”, $63K for 2013.
M. Thottan, A. Vishwanath, V. Sivaraman and D. Neilson, “Methods and Apparatuses for Adapting Buffer Capacity at Routers”, U.S. Patent application number US 13/434,080 filed Mar 2012.
M. Thottan, V. Sivaraman, K. Dovrolis and A. Vishwanath, “System and Method for Enabling a Bufferless or Substantially Bufferless Core Network”, U.S. Patent application number US 13/042,730 filed Mar 2011.
F. M. Chiussi, A. Francini and V. Sivaraman, “Method and Apparatus for Guaranteeing Data Transfer Rates and Delays in Asynchronous Transfer Mode Networks using Pivot Sessions”, U.S. Patent 6,904,045 granted Jun 2005.
F. M. Chiussi and V. Sivaraman, “Guaranteeing Data Transfer Delays in Data Packet Networks using Earliest Deadline First Packet Schedulers”, U.S. Patent 6,532,213 granted Mar 2003.
PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 2000.
MSc in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, 1996.
B.Tech. In Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1994.