Computer Science and Engineering Department
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Address: 338 Davis Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-2500
Office: 311 Davis Hall
I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. I received my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University
in August 2010. My dissertation was supervised by Prof.
Y. Charlie Hu. Previously, I received my Bachelor's degree from the School of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, at the National
Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
My research interests
are broadly in experimental wireless networking and mobile computing, with a focus on high performance/power-aware protocol design and implementation, testbed prototyping,
network measurements, and performance evaluation. I lead the UB Wireless Networking and Systems Lab ( UB WiNS Lab).
02/10/2016: I am co-chairing the First International Workshop on
5G Millimeter-Wave Channel Models collocated with IEEE GLOBECOM 2016.
02/17/2016: NSF CAREER Award.
02/10/2016: I am co-chairing ACM WiNTECH 2016.
12/10/2015: CSE Early Career Faculty Teaching Award.
12/09/2015: Invited to Serve on the TPC of ACM MobiCom 2016.
11/27/2015: Paper accepted to IEEE INFOCOM 2016.
11/17/2015: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Early Career Researcher of the Year Award.
10/26/2015: Seminar talk at UC Davis "Enabling Fine-Grained Motion Detection on Commodity WiFi Devices using PHY Layer Information".
10/26/2015: Seminar talk at Purdue "Enabling Fine-Grained Motion Detection on Commodity WiFi Devices using PHY Layer Information".
09/14/2015: Technical Report on 60 GHz WLANs.
06/2015: Papers accepted to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and ACM HotWireless 2015.
06/2015: Paper accepted to ACM Mobicom 2015.
06/2015: I am co-organizing the IEEE ICNP 2015 PhD Forum. Both beginning and senior PhD students are encouraged to submit their work.
Current projects at UB
Past projects at Purdue
A Walk on the Client Side: Monitoring Enterprise Wifi Networks Using Smartphone Channel Scans , IEEE INFOCOM 2016 (18.25%)
WiDraw: Enabling Handsfree Drawing in the Air on Commodity WiFi Devices , ACM MobiCom 2015 (18%)
Power-Throughput Tradeoffs of 802.11n/ac in Smartphones , IEEE INFOCOM 2015 (19%)
Bringing Mobility-Awareness to WLANs using PHY layer information , ACM CoNEXT 2014 (20%)
Crowdsourcing Access Network Spectrum Allocation Using Smartphones , ACM HotNets 2014 (22%)
Modeling WiFi Active Power/Energy Consumption in Smartphones , IEEE ICDCS 2014 (13.2%), IEEE TMC 2016
Securing Underwater Acoustic Communications through Analog Network Coding , IEEE SECON 2014 (19.8%)
Performance Comparison of Routing Protocols for Cognitive Radio Networks , IEEE
MASCOTS 2013 (27%), IEEE TMC 2014
Comparison of Routing Metrics in 802.11n
Wireless Mesh Networks , IEEE INFOCOM 2013 (17%), IEEE TMC 2013
CDMA-based Analog Network Coding through Interference Cancellation for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks , ACM
WUWNet 2012 (32%), IEEE TWC 2015
FEC-based AP downlink
transmission schemes for multiple flows: Combining the reliability and throughput enhancement of intra- and
inter-flow coding , IFIP PERFORMANCE 2011 (20%)
Online WiFi Delivery of Layered-Coding Media using Inter-layer Network Coding , IEEE ICDCS 2011 (15.4%)
CCACK: Efficient Network Coding
Based Opportunistic Routing Through Cumulative Coded Acknowledgments , IEEE INFOCOM 2010 (17.5%), IEEE/ACM ToN 2011
Pacifier: High-Throughput, Reliable
Multicast without “Crying Babies” in Wireless Mesh Networks , IEEE INFOCOM 2010 (17.5%), IEEE/ACM ToN 2012
TDM MAC Protocol Design and Implementation for Wireless Mesh Networks , ACM SIGCOMM
CoNEXT 2008 (17.5%)
How To Evaluate Exotic Wireless Routing Protocols? ,
ACM HotNets 2008 (20%)
Practical Service Provisioning
for Wireless Meshes , ACM SIGCOMM
CoNEXT 2007 (20%)
The case for FEC-based Reliable Multicast in Wireless Mesh Networks ,
DSN 2007 (22.6%), Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal 2009
Multicast Routing Metrics in Wireless Mesh Networks , IEEE
ICDCS 2006 (13.8%), Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal 2008
DMesh: Incorporating Practical Directional
Antennas in Multi-Channel Wireless Mesh Networks , IEEE
JSAC 2006 (19%)
Elroy Preetham Alva
Bhavika Pravin Jain
Darshan Godabanahal Malleshappa
Dhiren Bharatbhai Patel
Kamakshi Kamalkant Shete
datasets (scan results and connection status collected using the PhoneLab
smartphone testbed) from our INFOCOM 2016 paper.
datasets (throughput, power, energy) from our ICDCS 2014 paper.
An application-layer implementation of our reliable, high-throughput multicast
protocol (presented in Pacifier INFOCOM 2009)
and the MORE protocol in Linux.
NSF CAREER Award, February 2016.
CSE Early Career Faculty Teaching Award, December 2015.
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Early Career Researcher of the Year Award, November 2015.
1st place in ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), MobiCom 2009.
3rd place in ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), MobiCom 2008.
Best Paper Award, SENSORCOMM 2007.
Member of USENIX, ACM, IEEE,
IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society, NIST 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance.
European Alliance for Innovation Transactions on Collaborative Computing ( EAI TCC), 2015-present.
Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks ( AHSWN), Old City Publishing, 2011-2015.
2017: IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE/IFIP WONS.
2016: ACM MobiCom, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE SECON, IEEE WoWMoM, IFIP Networking,
IEEE/ACM IWQoS, IEEE ICCCN, IEEE/IFIP WONS, IEEE WiNMeE, IEEE mmNet.
2015: IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE SECON, IEEE WoWMoM,
IFIP Networking, IEEE/ACM IWQoS, IEEE ICCCN, IEEE ICNC, IEEE CNTCV.
2014: IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICNP,
IEEE SECON, IEEE WoWMoM,
IFIP Networking, IEEE/IFIP WONS,
IEEE/ACM IWQoS, IEEE ICNC,
ACM WiNTECH, ACM PE-WASUN.
2013: IEEE INFOCOM, ACM CoNEXT, IEEE SECON,
IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE MASS, IFIP Networking, IEEE/IFIP WONS, IEEE VTC-Spring, ICACCI.
2012: IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE SECON,
IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE ICNC, IEEE IWQoS,
IEEE HotMM, Q2SWinet.
2011: IEEE ICDCS,
IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE HotMesh,
IEEE IWQoS, IEEE VTC-Fall.
2008: ACM CoNEXT Shadow TPC.
Student Travel Grants Chair,
ACM MobiCom 2014.
Travel Grant Co-Chair,
ACM SIGCOMM 2014.
ACM WiNTECH 2014, IEEE MASS 2012.
IEEE INFOCOM 2016, IEEE ICNP 2015, IEEE INFOCOM 2015, IEEE INFOCOM 2014, IEEE INFOCOM 2013, IEEE INFOCOM Mini-Conference 2012, IEEE ICDCS 2011.
Invited Conference Reviews:
IEEE COMSNETS 2011, IEEE INFOCOM 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, IEEE ICT
2011, 2010, ACM CoNEXT 2009, IEEE NPSec 2009, IEEE IWQoS 2009, IEEE SECON 2009,
ACM SIGCOMM 2009, IEEE ICDCS 2009, IEEE WCNC 2011, 2009, IEEE ICC 2011,
2009, IEEE GLOBECOM 2008, IEEE LANMAN 2008, ACM REALWSN 2008, IEEE VTC 2010,
2008, IEEE BROADNETS 2007, IEEE WWASN 2007.
Invited Journal Reviews
Transactions on Networking (ToN), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems (TPDS), IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC),
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), IEEE Transactions on Wireless
Communications, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), IEEE Transactions on
Vehicular Technology, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), ACM Computer Communications Review (CCR), ACM Wireless Networks,
Elsevier Computer Networks (COMNET),
Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal, Elsevier Information
Processing Letters (IPL), Elsevier Information Sciences,
Elsevier Journal of Computer Communications, Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software (JSS),
Communications and Mobile Computing, IEEE Communications Letters, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking,
Intelligent Service Robotics (ISR),
World Applied Sciences Journal (WASJ), MDPI Sensors,
International Journal of Communication Systems.