R. Sai Anand



Family News/Events:

Japan trip: I was in Tokyo in May 2005 for attending the WWW 2005 conference. Here are some photos from the trip
Convocation: The Promotionsfeier (convocation) took place on 25.6.2004. Here are some photos (1,2,3). This is how the certificate looks like.
For those that are German-challenged here is a PDF version of the certificate in English that I created (for fun purposes)!
"Dr."-title approved: As of 27.4.04, ETH has officially conferred the "Dr. Sc." degree on me. Hurray!
My PhD defense: The D(r)-day was on the 16.2.2004. The official formalities for conferring the title will follow in the coming months.
Sister's Wedding Invite: Main Page, Front Page.
Brother's Success: My little brother, Sai Aravindh, makes my family and me proud bagging the 44th rank in the all India merit list of the Final CA Examination of the The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Research Interests:
Broadly, I am working on combinatorial optimization problems arising in communication networks. I am interested in the design and analysis of approximation algorithms for these problems. In my doctoral thesis, I have investigated several call admission control problems in ring based topologies.
  • R. Sai Anand and Thomas Erlebach, Call Control on Lines 

    Proceedings of the First International Conference on Communication System Software and Middleware(COMSWARE 2006).

  • E. Wilde, R. Sai Anand and P.Zimmermann, Management and Sharing of Bibliographies

    Ninth European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries(ECDL 2005).

  • R. Sai Anand and E. Wilde, Mapping XML Instances

    Fourteenth International WorldWide Web Conference(WWW 2005).

  • E. Wilde, R. Sai Anand and P. Zimmermann, ShaRef: XML-Centric Software Design

    Technical Report No. 213, Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory, ETH Zurich. February 2005.

  • R. Sai Anand, Algorithms for Call Control in Ring Based Networks

    PhD Dissertation, ETH Dissertation No 15441.

  • R. Sai Anand and T. Erlebach, Routing and Call Control Algorithms for Ring Networks

    Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Algorithms and Data Structures (WADS 2003). LNCS 2748,pp. 186-197.(Abstract).

     A complete version of the article can be found in the Technical Report TIK Report 171

  • R. Sai Anand, T. Erlebach, A. Hall and S. Stefanakos, Call Control with k Rejections

    Journal of Computer and System Sciences. Volume 67, Issue 5,pp. 707-722.(Abstract).

  • R. Sai Anand and T. Erlebach, On-line Algorithms for Edge Disjoint Paths in Trees of Rings

    Proceedings of 5th Latin American Theoretical Informatics (LATIN 2002). LNCS 2286, pp. 584-597.(Abstract).

  • R. Sai Anand, T. Erlebach, A. Hall and S. Stefanakos, Call Control with k Rejections

    Proceedings of the 8th Scandinavian Workshop on Algorithm Theory (SWAT 2002). LNCS 2368, pp. 308-317.(Abstract).

  • U. Adamy, C. Ambuehl, R. Sai Anand and T. Erlebach, Call Control in Rings

    Proceedings of 29th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP 2002). LNCS 2380, pp. 788-799.(Abstract).

  • R. Sai Anand and C.E. Veni Madhavan, An On-line, Transferable E-cash Payment System

    Proceedings of Progress in Cryptology - INDOCRYPT 2000. LNCS 1977, pp.93-103.(Abstract).



Here is how I looked like till 10.06.2003 and how I look from 11.06.2003.
And, Here is how the members of the BigBoys (our favourite cricket team from IISc days) looked like eight years ago!
I absolutely love traveling. Being in Switzerland is ideal to tour Europe: discounting the visa hassles that a developing country citizen like me has to go through every single time I wish to get outside Switzerland. Here is a list of countries I have visited so far.