Ramesh Govindan is the Northrop Grumman Chair in Engineering and Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. Dr. Govindan received the B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining USC he was a member of the technical staff at Bell Communications Research, and a project leader at USC’s Information Sciences Institute and at the International Computer Science Institute at Berkeley.

Dr. Govindan’s research has focused on scalable and robust routing infrastructures in large networks such as the Internet, on the structural properties of the Internet, and on the architectures and programming systems for wireless and mobile networks. He is a Fellow of the ACM and of the IEEE, the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Internet Award, a former Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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Recent Publications

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Abdelzaher, Tarek; Ayanian, Nora; Basar, Tamer; Diggavi, Suhas; Diesner, Jana; Ganesan, Deepak; Govindan, Ramesh; Jha, Susmit; Lepoint, Tancrede; Marlin, Ben; Nahrstedt, Klara; Nicol, David; Rajkumar, Raj; Russell, Stephen; Seshia, Sanjit; Sha, Fei; Shenoy, Prashant; Srivastava, Mani; Saukhatme, Gaurav; Swami, Ananthram; Tabuada, Paulo; Towsley, Don; Vaidya, Nitin; Veeravalli, Venu

Will Distributed Computing Revolutionize Peace? The Emergence of Battlefield IoT Conference

Proc. IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Vienna, Austria, 2018.

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Qiu, H; Liu, X; Rallapalli, S; Bency, A J; Chan, K; Urgaonkar, R; Manjunath, B S; Govindan, R

Kestrel: Video Analytics for Augmented Multi-Camera Vehicle Tracking Inproceedings

2018 IEEE/ACM Third International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI), pp. 48-59, 2018.

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Qiu, H; Chen, J; Jain, S; Jiang, Y; McCartney, M; Kar, G; Bai, F; Grimm, D K; Gruteser, M; Govindan, R

Towards Robust Vehicular Context Sensing Journal Article

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 67 (3), pp. 1909-1922, 2018, ISSN: 0018-9545.

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Rager, Scott T; Ciftcioglu, Ertugrul N; Ramanathan, Ram; Porta, Thomas La F; Govindan, Ramesh

Scalability and Satisfiability of Quality-of-Information in Wireless Networks Journal Article

IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw., 26 (1), pp. 398–411, 2018, ISSN: 1063-6692.

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Ahmad, Fawad; Qiu, Hang; Liu, Xiaochen; Bai, Fan; Govindan, Ramesh

QuickSketch: Building 3D Representations of Unknown Environments using Crowdsourcing Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Information Fusion (Fusion 2018), 2018.


Qiu, Hang; Ahmad, Fawad; Bai, Fan; Gruteser, Marco; Govindan, Ramesh

AVR: Augmented Vehicular Reality Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (Mobisys), pp. 81–95, ACM, Munich, Germany, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5720-3.

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Liu, Xiaochen; Nath, Suman; Govindan, Ramesh

Gnome: A Practical Approach to NLOS Mitigation for GPS Positioning in Smartphones Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (Mobisys), pp. 163–177, ACM, Munich, Germany, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5720-3.

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Akhtar, Zahaib; Nam, Yun Seong; Govindan, Ramesh; Rao, Sanjay; Chen, Jessica; Katz-Bassett, Ethan; Ribeiro, Bruno; Zhan, Jibin; Zhang, Hui

Oboe: Auto-tuning Video ABR Algorithms to Network Conditions Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM), pp. 44–58, ACM, Budapest, Hungary, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5567-4.

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