Professor Krishna Moorthy Sivalingam

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Areas of Interest:

Computer Networking.


Optical Networks, Wireless Networks, Protocol Design and Analysis, Experimental Networks

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

R&D Organizations

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Krishna Moorthy Sivalingam has made important contributions to
optical and wireless networking.

Dr. Krishna's work on optical networks include development of
scheduling algorithms, medium access control protocols, performance
analysis of TCP Internet protocol over optical burst switched
networks, routing and wavelength assignment mechanisms, and survivable
traffic grooming algorithms for optical wide area networks. Recently, he has been designing power-efficient optical network based
architectures for passive optical networks and for data center
networks (DCN). His other contributions relate to the
design of energy efficient network protocol design for wireless

Professional Experience:

  • Faculty positions at IIT Madras; Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, Washington State University, Univ. of North Carolina at Greensboro.


wireless networks; LTE networks; WiFi networks; 4G/5G networks; optical networks.


Contact Information


Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600036
Phone: 914422574378 (o)

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  • B.E., Computer Science and Engg., College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India, 1988
  • M.S., Computer Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, USA, 1990
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, USA, 1994


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), 2014;
  • Fellow, INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineering), 2015
  • Distinguished Scientist, ACM, 2014

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To : Section II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2015

Year of Birth: 1967