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
- May 2019: My paper with Master's student Rujia Zou won Best Paper Award at ONDM, Athens, Greece, May 2019.
- May 2019: Invited paper presentation on topology optimization in data center networks using Bayesian optimization at ONDM, Athens, Greece, May 2019.
- March 2019: Completed IEEE Distinguished Lecture Tour of Australia with talks in Wollongong, Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne.
- Feb. 2019: My PhD student Maotong Xu defended his PhD dissertation on deadline-aware scheduling in clouds and has joined Facebook as Research Scientist.
- Aug. 2018: My PhD student Jingxin Wu defended her PhD dissertation on wavebanding in multi-granular optical networks and has joined Juniper Networks.
- Aug. 2018: Invited talk on data center networking at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
- Aug. 2018: Invited paper presentation on power optimization using a cooperative server-network approach for data centers at ICCCN, Hangzhou, China.
- July 2018: Completed IEEE Distinguished Lecture Tour of India with talks in Kolkota, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, and Bangalore.
- Jan. 2018: Selected as IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer for 2018 and 2019.
- Aug. 2017: Awarded an NSF grant on server-network cooperative approach for data center energy optimization with my colleague, Prof. Guru Venkataramani
- Aug. 2017: Keynote speaker at TELNET 2017, Amity University, Noida, India
- July 2017: Invited paper presentation on speculative execution for deadline-sensitive jobs in cloud at ICCCN, Vancouver, BC
- July 2017: Invited talk on optical data center networks at OSA Advanced Photonics Congress, New Orleans, LA
- 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
- 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.