Mukundan V. Iyengar
Assistant Professor & Entrepreneur in Residence
Dept. of Electical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
Office: Burchard 204
Email: miyengar [at]
Phone: 201-216-5603 (I rarely check voicemail)

Quick Links: Tech-Investors | Prospective Students | Publications


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.


[*] 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

Current Engagements

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.

Research Interests

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:
Prospective Students

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!

Startup Collaborations

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!

Tech Investors

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.