Networks & Optimization

Current research in this area encompasses a broad range of topics covering the theory and practice of networks and optimization for communications and beyond, including distributed computing, data centre networks, stochastic control, reinforcement learning, statistical inference, robotics in cyber physical systems (CPS)

Research Centres

Research groups


Selected Recent Publications

    • R. JinanA. BaditaT. P. Bodas, and P. Parag. Load balancing policies without feedback using timed replicas. Performance Evaluation. 162, 102381, Nov 2023. elsevierpaper.
    • A. Krishnan K. S.C. K. SinghS. T. Maguluri, and P. Parag. Optimal pricing in a single server system. ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems. 8(4):1–32, Dec 2023. acmpaper.
    • R. JinanG. Gautam, P. Parag, and V. AggarwalAsymptotic analysis of probabilistic scheduling for erasure-coded heterogeneous systems. ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review. 50(4):8–10, Mar 2023. acmpaper.
    • Rahul Singh, Fang Liu, Yin Sun and Ness Shroff, “Multi-Armed Bandits with Dependent Arms,” Machine Learning, November 2023, Volume 113, pages 45–71.
    • Rahul Singh, Abhishek Gupta and Ness Shroff “Learning in Constrained Markov Decision Processes.” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, March 2023, Volume 10, Issue 1.
    • With S. Jha and P. Mayekar, Fundamental limits of over-the-air optimization: Are analog schemes optimal?, IEEE Journal on Special Area in Information Theory, 2022.
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Major Research Facilities

26.5 GHz Vector Signal Analyzer
4 GHz/20GSPS Digital Storage Oscilloscope,
6/20 GHz Vector Signal Generator
Complete CAD packages from Cadence, Mentor Graphics and AWR Microwave-Office
Double Electrically Isolated screen room (“Faraday Cage”)
FPGA Development Kits,
PXI Platform, PCB Design and testing facilities,
Signatone 8” Wafer Probe Station
Vector Network Analyzer,
VLSI design suites from Cadence, Synopsys and Mentor Graphics,