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Dr. George N. Rouskas

Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
IEEE Fellow

Dr. George N. Rouskas

Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
IEEE Fellow


The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
Plato, in The Republic

Post Doctoral Researchers

  1. Emre Yetginer, 2008-2009
    Topic: Power Efficient Traffic Grooming
  2. Halim Zaim, 2001-2002
    Topic: Implementation of Signaling Protocols for Optical Burst-Switched Networks
  3. Shridhar Ramesh, 1999-2000
    Topic: Performance Analysis of Wavelength Routed Networks


  1. Lingnan Gao, in progress
    Topic: Network virtualization
  2. Shireesh Bhat, in progress
    Topic: ChoiceNet: Architecting the network for choice
  3. Ramesh Krishnamurthy, 2016
    Dissertation: A Framework for Evaluating Server Performance: Application to SIP Proxy Servers (pdf)
  4. Sahar Talebi, 2015
    Dissertation: On Routing and Spectrum Assignment in Elastic Optical Networks (pdf)
  5. Ahmet Can Babaoglu, 2014
    Dissertation: Verification Services for the Choice-Based Internet of the Future (pdf)
  6. Hui Wang, 2013
    Dissertation: Efficient Decomposition Techniques for Traffic Grooming Problems in Optical Networks (pdf)
  7. Zeyu Liu, 2012
    Dissertation: On Routing and Wavelength Assignment in WDM Networks (pdf)
  8. Mohan Iyer, 2010
    Dissertation: Providing Bandwidth on Demand Services Using Optical Network Design and the SILO Network Architecture (pdf)
  9. Qian Lv, 2010
    Dissertation: Economic Models for Tiered Network Services (pdf)
  10. Anjing Wang, 2010
    Dissertation: The SILO Architecture: Exploring Future Internet Design (pdf)
  11. Zyad Dwekat, 2009
    Dissertation: Practical Fair Queueing Schedulers: Simplification Through Quantization (pdf)
  12. Claris Castillo, 2008
    Dissertation: On the Design of Efficient Resource Allocation Mechanisms for Grids (pdf)
  13. Li Yang, 2006
    Dissertation: Congestion Control and Quality of Service (QoS) Provisions for Optical Burst Switched Networks (pdf)
  14. Bensong Chen, 2005
    Dissertation: Hierarchical Traffic Grooming in Large-Scale WDM Networks (pdf)
  15. Jing Teng, 2004
    Dissertation: A Study of Optical Burst Switched Networks with the Jumpstart Just-In-Time Signaling Protocol (pdf)
  16. Laura Jackson, 2003
    Dissertation: The Directional p-Median Problem with Applications to Traffic Quantization and Multiprocessor Scheduling (pdf)
  17. Yufeng Xin, 2002
    Dissertation: Topology Design of Large-Scale Optical Networks (pdf)
  18. Lisong Xu, 2002
    Dissertation: Performance Analysis of Optical Burst Switched Networks (pdf)
  19. Rudra Dutta, 2001
    Dissertation: Virtual Topology Design for Traffic Grooming in Optical WDM Networks (pdf)
  20. Halim Zaim, 2001
    Dissertation: Computing Call Blocking Probabilities in LEO Satellite Networks (pdf)
  21. Yuhong Zhu, 1999
    Dissertation: Computing Call Blocking Probabilities in Wavelength Routing Networks (pdf)
  22. Zeydu Ortiz-Laureano, 1998
    Dissertation: Techniques to Support Multicast Traffic in Single-Hop WDM Optical Networks (pdf)
  23. Ilia Baldine, 1998
    Dissertation: Dynamic Reconfiguration in WDM Networks (pdf)
  24. Bil McKinnon, 1997
    Dissertation: Performance Analysis of a Class of Photonic Interconnection Architectures (pdf)
  25. Supriya Sharma, 1997
    Dissertation: Optimal Buffer Management for Shared Buffer ATM Switches

Visiting PhD Students

  1. Xiaomin Liu, 2011-2012
    Beihang University, China
    Topic: Ethernet Passive Optical Networks
  2. Chang Cao, 2010-2011
    Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
    Topic: p-Cycle Protection in MPLS Networks
  3. Arun Vishwanath, 2007-2008
    University of News South Wales, Australia
    Topic: Buffer Sizing in High-Speed Routers


  1. Shrikrishna Khare, 2008
    Thesis: Testbed Implementation and Performance Evaluation of the Tiered Service Fair Queueing (TSFQ) Packet Scheduling Discipline (pdf)
  2. Manoj Vellala, 2008
    Thesis: Stack Composition for SILO Architecture (pdf)
  3. Ajay Babu Amudalabhasker, 2006
    Thesis: Tiered-Service Fair Queueing (TSFQ): A Practical and Efficient Fair Queueing Algorithm (pdf)
  4. Nikhil Baradwaj, 2005
    Thesis: Traffic Quantization and its Applications to QoS Routing (pdf)
  5. Vijay Iyer, 2002
    Thesis: A Simulation Study of Wavelength Assignment and Reservation Policies with Signaling Delays (pdf)
  6. Mrugendra Singhai, 2002
    Thesis: Helios 2: An All-Optical Broadcast Local Area Network (pdf)
  7. Dhaval Thaker, 2001
    Thesis: Multicasting in a Partially Tunable Broadcast WDM Network (pdf)
  8. Sudhin Bengeri, 2001
    Thesis: Differentiated Services Support for the Helios Optical WDM Testbed (pdf)
  9. Jeffrey Stuckey, 1998
    Thesis: Worst-Case Cell Delay in an ATM Switch Using EDF Scheduling (pdf)
  10. Brian Haberman, 1997
    Thesis: Cost, Delay, and Delay Variation Conscious Multicast Routing (pdf)
  11. Vijay Sivaraman, 1995
    Thesis: TDM Schedules for Broadcast WDM Networks with Arbitrary Tuning Latencies (pdf)
  12. Ilia Baldine, 1995
    Thesis: Multicast routing With End-to-End Delay and Delay Variation Constraints (pdf)