Biography of Prof. Byrav Ramamurthy

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Byrav Ramamurthy received his B.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India) in 1993. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from University of California (UC), Davis in 1995 and 1998, respectively.

He is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He is author of the book "Design of Optical WDM Networks - LAN, MAN and WAN Architectures" and a co-author of the book "Secure Group Communications over Data Networks" published by Kluwer Academic Publishers/Springer in 2000 and 2004 respectively. He serves as an Editor for the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials as well as the OSA Journal of Optical Networking journals. He served as the guest co-editor of the IEEE Communications magazine Feature topic on Multi-domain optical networks (June 2008 issue). He was the Feature Editor on Theses for the Optical Network Magazine. He served as a guest co-editor for a special issue of IEEE Network magazine on Optical Communication Networks.

He serves as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2011, Shanghai, P.R. China, April 2011 (website). IEEE INFOCOM is the top conference in the field of computer networks and attracts over 1200 paper submissions each year. He was elected Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Optical Networking Technical Committee (ONTC) [2009-2011] (website) for which he earlier served as the Vice Chair, Online Content Chair and founding Secretary. ONTC is IEEE ComSoc's focal point in the area of optical networking technologies and play an active role in stimulating/organizing leading-edge optical networking symposia, workshops, sessions and tutorials serving OFC and other premier M&C venues. He served as the General Co-Chair for the ICCCN 2009 conference and the TPC Chair for the ICCCN 2008 conference. He served as the TPC Co-chair for the IEEE ICC 2006 Optical Systems and Networks Symposium. He served as the INFOCOM 2008 TPC Vice Chair for Information Systems (EDAS) and Miniconference TPC Co-chair.

Prof. Ramamurthy was a recipient of the Indian National Talent Search scholarship and was a fellow of the Professors for the Future program at UC Davis. He is a recipient of the UNL Research Council Grant-in-Aid award for 1999, the College of Engineering and Technology Faculty Research Award for 2000 and the UNL CSE Dept. Student Choice Outstanding Teaching Award for Graduate-level Courses for 2002-2003 and 2006-2007. His research areas include optical networks, wireless/sensor networks, network security, distributed computing, and telecommunications. His research is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agilent Tech., and OPNET Inc. His email address is: