Suresh Subramaniam
Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IEEE Fellow
George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-4743
e-mail: suresh AT gwu DOT edu


PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 1997.

MS, Electrical Engineering, Tulane University, 1993.

BE, Electronics and Comm. Engg., Anna University (India), 1988.


Chair, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Washington University, Oct. 2016 - present.

SEAS Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Admissions, July 2015 - Aug. 2016

Interim Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aug. 2014 - July 2015

Visiting Scientist, MIT, Feb. 2014 - Aug. 2014.

Full Professor, George Washington University, Sep. 2008 - present.

Associate Professor, George Washington University, Sep. 2003 - Aug. 2008

Visiting Scientist, University of Maryland (College Park), Sep. 2003 - June 2004

Assistant Professor, George Washington University, Sep. 1997 - Aug. 2003

Summer Staff Member, MIT Lincoln Lab , June 1996 - Aug. 1996

R&D Hardware Engineer, HCL Ltd. (India) , Sep. 1988 - Aug. 1990

Recent News

  • July 2017: Invited to serve a second term on the editorial board of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

  • May 2017: Received the 2017 SEAS Distinguished Researcher Award

  • March 2017: Keynote talk on reliability in optical networks at DRCN '17 in Munich

  • Feb. 2017: Congrats to Jingxin Wu and Maotong Xu who won second place in Theoretical Posters category at the SEAS R&D Showcase

  • Jan. 2017: Invited talk on optical data center networks at ICNC '17 in Santa Clara

  • Dec. 2016: Served as Chair of ONS Symposium at Globecom '16 in Washington DC

  • Sep. 2016: Elected Chair of the ECE department at GW effective Oct. 1

  • Aug. 2016: Awarded an NSF grant on WDM-based data center networks

  • June 2016: Gave a short course on data center networking at IEEE ComSoc summer school in Trento, Italy

  • March 2016: My doctoral student Farshad Ahdi successfully defended his dissertation

Older News

  • June 2015: Invited to chair the TPC of the Optical Networks Symposium (ONS) at Globecom 2016

  • May 2015: Joined Steering Committee of IEEE LANMAN Workshop

  • May 2015: Appointed Associate Editor of IEEE/OSA J. Optical Communications and Networks

  • November 24, 2014: Elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow (Class of 2015). An article on this from my alma mater University of Washington is here.

  • July 2014: Serving as General Co-Chair for IEEE LANMAN 2015

  • Spring/Summer 2014: During my sabbatical, I was visiting EECS/RLE at MIT

  • May 2014: Served as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE LANMAN 2014

  • March 31, 2014: My doctoral student Juzi Zhao successfully defended her dissertation

  • Jan. 2014: Received an NSF grant on optical networks

  • Dec. 2013: Concluded two-year term as Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Optical Networking Technical Committee

  • Dec. 2013: Concluded six-year term as Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking

  • Sep. 2013: Received an NSF grant on cloud computing reliability

  • Sep. 2013: Received a GW STEM education grant from NSF

  • Our book "Cross-layer design in optical networks" co-edited by me and others was published by Springer in March 2013. The book is also available on Amazon.