I coach technological entrepreneurship, research
large-scale distributed systems on the Internet, and teach grad/undergrad courses on programming/Internet-system-design.
My research and teaching places a strong emphasis on generating innovatively disruptive ideas that can become the nucleus for creating products of value; paving the way for technological entrepreneurship.
My students and I file patents, deploy working prototypes, develop customers and build companies. I work with an awesome bunch of students!
I graduated in 2011 with a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida. My Ph.D. thesis focussed on measuring and improving the quality of experience of live streaming services on the Internet.
Prior to joining Stevens as a full time Faculty in Fall 2012, I was fortunate to have been approached by Google, Facebook,
and Cisco with potential job opportunities.
Teaching [*] Fall 2014: EE810P: Tech entrepreneurship part I: Software Systems Prototyping | CPE360: Algorithms & Data Structures | E115: Intro to Programming [-] Spring 2014: EE810P: Tech entrepreneurship part II | CPE360: Algorithms & Data Structures | EE810: Python Network Programming
I serve on the board of Iubble and Stock-Buzz, which I co-counded with my students. Due to non-disclosure agreements, most early stage ideas/products cannot be made public.
If you are a potential collaborator or an investor, please get in touch with me for full disclosure.
I am broadly interested in computer networks and distributed systems, with a particular emphasis on the Internet.
Within this space, my focus areas are multimedia streaming, information-retrieval/data-mining, and data visualization. Here's a high level overview of what my goals are:
Improving Multimedia Streaming: Today, more than 70% of all Internet traffic carries multimedia content. The Internet, however, is traditionally optimized for elastic applications such as FTP, email and web-transfers.
Multimedia applications on the Internet such as live streaming, IPTV, VoD, 3D, online education and online gaming suffer because of Internet's routing and packet forwarding policies.
My goal is to create architectures and protocols that make streaming services the primary citizens.
Information-retrieval/Data-mining: The Internet and the physical plane are no longer separate: events on the ground have a direct correlation on generation and consumption of information online.
Opinions and activities of cyber-users account for a vast repository of human knowledge and facts. In addition to this, probing various Internet elements such as routers, CDNs, web-servers, DNS-servers etc., offers a rich view of human activity on the cyberspace.
My goal is to reverse the phenomenon: can we use Internet measurements to infer activities on the ground? In fact, can we do better and predict what tomorrow will bring?
Large-scale Data Visualization: More than 5 billion people log-on to the Internet everyday. In just one day, they account for 3 million tweets/reviews, 6000+ hours worth of video uploads on YouTube alone, and 500+ million photo uploads.
Visualizing such an overwhelming volume of information in a most intuitive fashion on a computer screen or a device as small as a smart-phone is a pressing problem. My goal is to create the means that will allow people to engage with such large volumes of content in an intuitive and interactive way.
I am perpetually in need of high calibre students to collaborate with. It's hardly surprising that the most successful companies in the computer science domain were started on a university campus.
Do you want to start the next Facebook or Google? Do you have the passion to solve hard problems that plague the society? Is it your life's quest to come up with breakthrough innovations and create products of value?
If this is you, feel free to send me an email and let's get started!
Are you looking to start an exciting new company? Do you have years of domain expertise and want to partner with able students who are high on passion and ability? We are always on the lookout for potential partners in the high-tech sphere. If you have ideas, lets talk!
Are you looking to invest in potential game changers of the future? My students and I regularly engage in high-risk/high-reward inventions and start-up companies which promise a manifold return on investment.
If you want to explore more about the things we do, feel free to get in touch.
I am (also) a professional photographer. A lot of my artwork has featured on the UCF homepage, brochures and travel-magazines.
Time permitting, I also do event-photography/portfolio building (Trade-For-Print, or TF* photoshoots).
Feel free to browse some travel/landscape shots here.