Chair and Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
B.S., University of Kerala, India, 1984; M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1988; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1990
Network security; Network reliability; Fault-tolerant computing; Reliable human computer interfaces
Research Accomplishments and Activities
Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 1996, 1997; J.L. Embry Trustee Professorship, 1995-1998; Meta-authentication protocols for network security; Restoration protocols for heterogeneous networks; Linear erasure correction codes for forward error recovery in burst channels; Reliability modeling of large optical networks
The major role of research is to solve problems that will directly and immediately benefit industry. Our role is to provide leadership rather than management to graduate students who do research.