National Science Foundation

Bell Labs

GreenTouch Consortium

University of Illinois

College of Engg,, Guindy

Thyaga Nandagopal

Thyaga Nandagopal

Program Director
Division of Computer and Network Systems
National Science Foundation

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 I work at the National Science Foundation in the Directorate of Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE).  I serve as a Program Director in the Computer and Network Systems division, effective Feb 13, 2012.  I manage wireless networking and mobile computing research within the Networking Technologies and Systems (NeTS) program at NSF.

In my past life, I was a Member of Technical Staff at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, in the Networking Research division. My research interests dealt with Networking in the Cloud, Green Networking and Software Defined Networks. Prior to 2008, I worked on wireless ad hoc/mesh networks, sensors/RFID systems with specific focus on algorithms for enabling efficient operations of these systems. 

I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002. I previously received my Masters degrees in Applied Mathematics and Computer Engineering from UIUC in 2000, and 2002 as well. My undergraduate institution is the College of Engineering, Guindy, from where I earned my B. Engg. in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 1997.

I have been with Bell Labs since 2002, when it was the research arm of Lucent Technologies which later became Alcatel-Lucent in 2006.