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I’m a Professor in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. I have been a Turing Fellow for five years at the Alan Turing Institute since 2018. At Edinburgh, I have served as the Director of Institute for Computing Systems Architecture (one of the six research institutes within Informatics) between August 2018 and July 2022. Before joining Edinburgh, I had a two-year postdoctoral stint at the UCLA Computer Science Department in the Mobile Systems Laboratory headed by Prof. Rajive Bagrodia. I earned my PhD in Computer Science in 2004 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where my advisor was Prof. Samir Das. I have previously held visiting researcher positions at ETH Zurich and at Ofcom London. I’m an ACM Distinguished Member and an IEEE Senior Member

Research Interests

My research is in the area of networked systems with a focus on wireless networks and mobile/edge systems. My current research interests also include cloud service assurance, edge computing, sustainable computing and networking, machine learning systems and quantum systems. My recent research has been mainly on the following topics:

  • Software-oriented mobile networking systems
  • Data-driven networking
    • Network data synthesis via deep generative models
    • Network automation and optimization through tailored data-driven and machine learning techniques

Within Informatics@Edinburgh, I lead the Networked Systems (NetSys) Group. I'm also part of the Security, Privacy and Trust Group and the Quantum Informatics Group.


Ph.D. in Computer Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA, August 2004.

Master of Science (M. S.) in Computer Science, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, December 1999.

Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) in Computer Science & Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India, May 1998.


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