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

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I coach technological entrepreneurship, research large-scale distributed systems on the Internet, and teach grad/undergrad courses on programming/Internet-system-design.

My efforts are channelled towards building successful high-value start-up companies that are envisioned to exit via a public offering. 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 eventually build-and-scale real companies. I work with an awesome bunch of students!

I graduated in 2011 with a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida, where I was awarded the Presidential Doctoral Fellowship for pusuing my studies. 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.


Since December 2017, I am a co-founder and COO of BlinkCDN , which is on a mission to deliver high-quality video streaming at ultra low latency. In the past, I co-founded iubble, which was acquired in March 2016. Press release here.

Students I have worked closely and mentored with have gone on to found successful companies in the domains of healthcare (Noteworth), database systems (DexterityDB), and AI platforms for financial trading (Fintech Studios). These companies are collectively worth over $30 million as of 2017.

Occasionally, I also engage in consultancy services though I am extremely picky given my time commitments. My last such gig was with Kiswe Inc in Winter 2014.

Courses Offered

[*] Fall 2015: CPE360: Algorithms & Data Structures | E115: Intro to Programming | 810Tech Entrepreneurship-I (by invitation only!)
[-] Spring 2015: EE810P: Tech entrepreneurship part II | CPE360: Algorithms & Data Structures | EE810: Python Network Programming


I work very closely with the following stellar students on breaktrough ventures: .. and my former students include:

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!

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.


When I am not working, I have a penchant for a variety of workout routines, including running, swimming, hiking, and spinning. I am also an avid student of calligraphy and copper-plate writing. For many years, I was also a professional photographer, though my current commitments keep me from pursuing this full time. 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.