Vinod Vokkarane

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

  Contact:

  Office: Ball Hall 409
  Phone: 978-934-3345
  Fax:  978-934-3027
  Email: vinod_vokkarane at uml.edu
  Office Hours:  TBA

Biography

Dr. Vinod Vokkarane is an Associate 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 in 1999, the M.S. and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2001 and 2004, respectively. His primary areas of research include design and analysis of architectures and protocols for ultra-high speed networks, grid and cloud networks, and green networking. 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 and 2014. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Teaching 

Fall 2014: 16.711.204 Special Topics: High Speed Networks, (Ball 301)

Spring 2014: 16.483/583.201 Network Design : Principals, Protocols, and Applications

Fall 2013: 16.711.204 Special Topics: High Speed Networks

Recent News 

Student News 

  • Congratulations to Joan Triay for getting his paper accepted @ IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.
  • Congratulations to Arush Gadkar and Jeremy Plante for getting their paper accepted @ IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking.
  • Congratulations to Tim Entel and Arush Gadkar for getting their paper accepted @ IEEE GLOBEOM 2012.
  • Congratulations to Mark Boddie and Thilo Schoendienst for getting their paper accepted @ IEEE GREENCOM 2012.
  • Congratulations to Tim Entel, Jeremy Plante, Bharath Ramaprasad, Mark Boddie, and Arush Gadkar, for getting TWO papers accepted @ ONDM 2012.
  • Congratulations to Jeremy Plante, Bharath Ramaprasad, and Arush Gadkar, for getting TWO papers accepted @ IEEE ICNC 2012.
  • Congratulations to Jeremy Plante, Arush Gadkar, and Joan Triay for getting THREE papers accepted @ IEEE GLOBEOM 2011.
  • Congratulations to Neal Charbonneau for publishing his Master's project work on Multicast Advance Reservation in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.
  • Congratulations to Arush Gadkar, Neal Charbonneau, Jeremy Plante, Joan Triay, Derek Rousseau for getting THREE papers accepted @ ICCCN 2011.

Research 

  • Next-Generation Network Services: Advance Reservation, Anycast Service, Manycast Service.
  • Grid and Cloud Networking: Cloud/Grid Computing/Storage Networks, HPC, Big-Data Workflow - Scheduling, Optimization, and Survivability.
  • Green Networking: Environmental Impact Reduction of Networks, Green Grooming, and Blue-Green Survivability.
  • Wireless Networking: Sensor Networks, Reliability, Security, and Target Tracking.
  • High-Speed Networking: WDM, SLICE, Next-Generation Optical Networks, and High-speed TCP.
  • Resource Optimization: Tactical/Battlefield Resource Optimization and Safe Autonomous Fault Tolerant Environments.

Publications

Advanced Computer Networks Lab

Funded Projects

DOE PROPER: Parallel Resource-Optimized Provisioning of End-to-End Requests

NSF Coordinated Advance Reservation for Grid over Optical Networks (CARGONET)

NSF Bridging Reliability Analysis and Reality in Sensor Systems: Theories and Applications

DOE Coordinated Multi-Layer Multi-Domain Optical Network (COMMON)

NSF Service-Oriented Optical Networks (SOON)

NSF Teaching Computer Networks Through Simulation Experiments and Animation Library (Net-SEAL)

USMC Manycast Architecture for Service-Oriented Tactical Operations (MASCOT)

Professional Service

Associate Editor

  • Springer Photonic Network Communications Journal (2013- Present)
  • IEEE Communications Letters (2009-2012)
  • Elsevier Journal of Optical Switching and Networking (Guest Editor 2012)

Conference/Workshop Chair

  • TCP co-chair, IEEE ANTS 2014, Delhi, India, Dec. 2014
  • TCP co-chair, IEEE ANTS 2013, Chennai, India, Dec. 2013
  • Symposium Co-Chair, IEEE ICC 2012 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, Ottawa, Canada, Jun. 2012.
  • Symposium Chair, GLOBECOM 2011 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, Houston, TX, Dec. 2011.
  • TPC Co-Chair, IEEE INFOCOM HSN 2011 Workshop, Shangai, China.
  • Area Chair, IEEE ANTS 2010, Mumbai, India, Dec. 2010.
  • IEEE ICCCN 2010: 19th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, Optical and Backbone Networks (OBN) Track, Zurich, Switzerland
  • GRID over Optical Burst Switching Networks (GOBS) 2008, Gosier, Guadeloupe
  • IEEE ICCCN 2007: 16th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, Optical Network Symposium, Honolulu, HI
  • IEEE/CreateNet WOBS 2005: Fifth International Workshop on Optical Burst/Packet Switching, Boston, MA

Organizing Committee

  • Publication Chair, IEEE ANTS 2012
  • Website Chair, LANMAN 2011
  • Publicity Chair, IEEE ANTS 2009, New Delhi, India
  • Publicity Chair, IEEE ICCCN 2008, St. Thomas, USVI
  • Student Travel Award Chair, IEEE INFOCOM 2008, Pheonix, AZ
  • Student Travel Award Chair, IEEE/CreateNet BROADNETS 2006, San Jose, CA

Technical Program Committee Member

  • 2014
    • IEEE ICC 2014 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium
    • IEEE GLOBECOM 2014
    • IEEE ANTS 2014
  • 2013
    • IEEE ICC 2013 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium
    • IEEE INFOCOM 2013
    • IEEE GLOBECOM 2013
    • IEEE ANTS 2013
    2012
    • IEEE ANTS 2012
    • IEEE GLOBECOM 2012
    • IEEE ICC 2012 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, Ottawa, Canada
    • IEEE INFOCOM 2012
    2011
    • IEEE ANTS 2011
    • IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, Houston, TX
    • IEEE ICCCN 2011 - Optical Networks for Grid and Cloud Computing, Maui, Hawaii
    • IEEE ICC 2011 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, Kyoto, Japan
    • IEEE INFOCOM High-Speed Networks (HSN) Workshop 2011, Shangai, China
    • IEEE INFOCOM 2011, Shangai, China
  • 2010
    • IEEE ANTS 2010, Mumbai, India
    • IEEE ICCCN 2010, Optical and Backbone Networks (OBN) Track, Zurich, Switzerland
    • IEEE GLOBECOM 2010 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, Miami, Fl, USA
    • IEEE ICC 2010 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, Capetown, South Africa
    • IEEE INFOCOM 2010, San Diego, CA
  • 2009
    • IEEE ANTS 2009, New Delhi, India
    • IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, , Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    • IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 - Next-Generation Networking and Internet Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    • IEEE ICCCN 2009: 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, Optical Network Symposium, San Francisco, CA
    • IC3-2009: International Conference on Contemporary Computing, Noida, India
    • UC-Sec 2009 - International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing Security, Las Vegas, NV
    • BROADNETS 2009 - Optical Networking Symposium, Madrid, Spain
    • Ninth International IEEE/CreateNet Workshop on Optical Burst/Packet Switching (WOBS) 2009, Madrid, Spain
    • IEEE ICC 2009 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, Dresden, Germany
  • 2008
    • IEEE ANTS 2008, Mumbai, India
    • IEEE GLOBECOM 2008 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, New Orleans, LA
    • IEEE/CreateNet BROADNETS 2008 - Optical Networking Symposium, London, UK
    • Eight International IEEE/CreateNet Workshop on Optical Burst/Packet Switching (WOBS) 2008, London, UK
    • IEEE ICC 2008 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, Beijing, China
  • 2007
    • IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, Washington, DC
    • IEEE/CreateNet BROADNETS 2007 - Optical Networking Symposium, Raleigh, NC
    • Seventh International IEEE/CreateNet Workshop on Optical Burst/Packet Switching (WOBS) 2007, Raleigh, NC
    • IEEE ICC 2007 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, Glassgow, Scotland, UK
    • GRID over Optical Burst Switching Networks (GOBS) 2007, Athens, Greece
    • First International Conference on Access Networks (Accessnets) 2007, Ottawa, CA
    • Second International Workshop on eSafety and Convergence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks 2007, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2006
    • IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - Advanced Technologies and Protocols for Optical Networks Symposium, San Francisco, CA
    • Sixth International IEEE/CreateNet Workshop on Optical Burst/Packet Switching (WOBS) 2006, San Jose, CA
    • IEEE/CreateNet BROADNETS 2006 - Optical Networking Symposium, San Jose, CA
    • IEEE ICC 2006 - Optical Networks and Systems Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey
    • First International Conference on Access Networks (Accessnets) 2006, Athens, Greece
    • First International Workshop on eSafety and Convergence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks 2006, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2005
    • IEEE GLOBECOM 2005 - Photonic Technologies for Communications Symposium, St Louis, MO
    • IEEE/CreateNet BROADNETS 2005 - Optical Networking Symposium, Boston, MA
    • IEEE WirelessCom 2005 - Network Management Symposium, Maui, HA
    • IEEE ITCC 2005 - Wireless Ad Hoc/Sensor Nets and Network Security Symposium, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2004
    • BROADNETS 2004 - Third International Workshop on Optical Burst Switching (WOBS) 2004, San Jose, CA

Session Chair

  • IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, Optical Networking Symposium, Maimi, FL
  • IEEE ICCCN 2008, St. Thomas, VI
  • IEEE/CreateNet BROADNETS 2007, Raleigh, NC
  • IEEE ICCCN 2007, Honolulu, HI
  • IEEE/CreateNet WOBS 2006, San Jose, CA
  • IEEE GLOBECOM 2004, Optical Networking Symposium, Dallas, TX
  • IEEE GLOBECOM 2002, Optical Networking Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan

Referee/Reviewer

  • Journals: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Elsevier Optical Switching and Networking, IEEE/LEOS Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Optical Communications Magazine, IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE/LEOS Photonics Communication Letters, SPIE/Kluwer Optical Network Magazine, Elsevier Computer Networks, and OSA Optics Express.

  • Conferences: IEEE ICC, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, SPIE OptiComm 2002-2003, IFIP Networking 2004, BroadNets, WOBS, and IEEE HPSR . Nedstat Basic