About the Authors
Deepankar (Deep) Medhi (dmedhi-AT-umkc-dot-edu) is Curators' Professor in the Computer Science & Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, USA. Prior to joining UMKC in 1989, he was a member of the technical staff in the traffic network routing and design department at the AT&T Bell Laboratories. He was an invited visiting professor at
Technical University of Denmark and a visiting research fellow at the Lund University, Sweden, and at University of Campinas, Brazil. He served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist that included a visit to Bilkent University, Turkey. He has worked extensively with network providers in deployment and operations
of network routing and design for a number of technologies.
He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Springer's Journal of Network & Systems Management, and is on the editorial board of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Network & Service Management, and IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. He has served as technical program co-chair of IEEE NOMS and Symposium Co-Chair of IEEE Globecom - Next Generation Networking Symposium, and on the technical program committees of numerous conferences including IEEE ICNP, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE NOMS, IEEE IM, ITC, and DRCN.
He received B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics from Cotton College, Gauhati University, India, M.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Delhi, India, and M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA. He has published more than a hundred papers, and is co-author of the book
Routing, Flow, and Capacity Design in Communication and Computer Networks, also published by Morgan Kaufmann (July 2004).
Karthikeyan (Karthik) Ramasamy (karthik-AT-locomatix-dot-com) has 15 years of software development experience, including working with companies such as Juniper Networks, Desana Systems, and NCR. His primary areas of technical expertise are networking and database management. As a member of the technical staff at Juniper, he developed and delivered a multitude of features spanning a diverse set of technologies including protocols, platforms, databases, and high availability solutions for the JUNOS routing operating system. As a principal engineer at Desana Systems, he was instrumental in developing and delivering many fundamental components of an L7 switch for managing data centers. While pursuing his doctorate, he worked on a parallel object relational database system, which was spun off as a company and later acquired by NCR. Subsequently, he initiated a project in data warehousing which was adapted by NCR. As a consulting software engineer at NCR, he assisted in the commercialization of these technologies.
He's co-founder and President of
Locomatix, Inc, a start-up.
He received a B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering with distinction from Anna University, India, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri–Kansas City, USA, and a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA. He has published papers in premier conferences and holds 7 patents.