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Vinod Vokkarane

Vinod Vokkarane

Vinod Vokkarane, Electrical and Computer Engineering

BL 409


Communication networks and Reliability

Research Interest

The design, analysis, and modeling of architectures, protocols, and algorithms for ultra-high speed networks, such as Optical networks, Grid/Cloud networks, and Big-data networks. He has been funded by NSF, DOE, USMC and industry.

Educational Background

B.E.     University of Mysore, India
M.S.   University of Texas Dallas
Ph.D.  University of Texas Dallas


Dr. Vinod Vokkarane is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is also a Visiting Scientist at the Claude E. Shannon Communication and Network Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2011. He was the Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth from 2004 to 2013.  He received the B.E. degree with Honors in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Mysore, India, the M.S. and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. 

He is the recipient of the UMass Dartmouth Scholar of the Year Award 2011, the UMass Dartmouth Chancellor's Innovation in Teaching Award 2010-11, the University of Texas at Dallas Computer Science Dissertation of the Year Award 2003-04, and the Texas Telecommunication Engineering Consortium Fellowship 2002-03. Dr. Vokkarane is the co-author of a book, “Optical Burst Switched Networks,” Springer, 2005. He is currently on the Editorial Board of Springer Photonic Network Communications Journal and has also served as an Editor of IEEE Communications Letters and Elsevier Journal of Optical Switching and Networking. He has co-authored several Best Paper Awards, including the IEEE GLOBECOM 2005 and IEEE ANTS 2010. He has been on the technical program committees of several IEEE conferences including INFOCOM, ICC, GLOBECOM, ICCCN, HSN, and ANTS, and served as TPC Co-Chair for the Optical Networks and Systems (ONS) symposia at ICCCN 2007 and 2010, INFOCOM High-Speed Networks (HSN) workshop 2011, GLOBECOM 2011, ICC 2012, and IEEE ANTS 2013. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.