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Shivendra   Panwar

Shivendra Panwar

Professor &
Director, CATT

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Shivendra S. Panwar is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1981, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1983 and 1986, respectively.

He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York, Brooklyn (now Polytechnic Institute of New York University). He is currently the Director of the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT), and the Faculty Director of the NY City Media Lab. He spent the summer of 1987 as a Visiting Scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, and has been a Consultant to AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ. His research interests include the performance analysis and design of networks. Current work includes cooperative wireless networks, switch performance and multimedia transport over networks.

He has served as the Secretary of the Technical Affairs Council of the IEEE Communications Society. He is a co-editor of two books, Network Management and Control, Vol. II, and Multimedia Communications and Video Coding, both published by Plenum. He has also co-authored TCP/IP Essentials: A Lab based Approach, published by the Cambridge University Press. He was awarded, along with Shiwen Mao, Shunan Lin and Yao Wang, the IEEE Communication Society's Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the Field of Communication Systems for 2004. He won, along with Zhengye Liu, Yanming Shen, Keith Ross, and Yao Wang, the IEEE Multimedia Communications Best Paer Award for 2011. He is also a co-winner of a Best Paper Award from IEEE's International Communications Conference (ICC) 2016. He is an IEEE Fellow.

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University of Massachusetts, 1986

Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Massachusetts, 1983

Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology , 1981

Bachelor of Technology, Electrical Engineering


AT&T Bell Labs

Visiting Scientist

From: June 1989 to August 1989

IBM Research

Visiting Scientist

From: June 1987 to August 1987


US Patent 8,315,521

Peer-to-peer voice over internet protocol

US Patent 8,290,037

Feedback assisted transmission of multiple description, forward error correction coded, streams in a peer-to-peer video system

US Patent 8,228,836

Cooperative MAC for rate adaptive randomized distributed space-time coding

US Patent 8,179,848

Video multicast using relay devices defined by a channel quality parameter hierarchy

US Patent 8,175,003

Cooperative wireless communications

US Patent 8,094,634

Sender and/or helper node modifications to enable security features in cooperative wireless communications

US Patent 7,986,637

On demand peer-to-peer video streaming with multiple description coding

US Patent 7,852,866

Low complexity scheduling algorithm for a buffered crossbar switch with 100% throughput

US Patent 7,633,887

On demand peer-to-peer video streaming with multiple description coding

US Patent 7,330,457

Cooperative wireless communications

US Patent 7,203,202

Arbitration using dual round robin matching with exhaustive service of winning virtual output queue

US Patent 7,046,733

Data sequencing method to improve transmission of self-similar data in a multi-node network

US Patent 6,515,965

Available bit rate flow control for service allocation in a packet network

Authored + Edited Books

TCP/IP Essentials: A Lab-Based Approach
Shivendra S. Panwar, Shiwen Mao, Jeong-dong Ryoo, Yihan Li
Cambridge University Press, 2004 (Chinese Edition also available)

Multimedia Communications and Video Coding (The Language of Science)
edited by Henry Bertoni, Seung-Pil Kim, Shivendra S. Panwar, Yao Wang
Plenum Publishing Co., 1996

Chapter on Data Networks (invited), in the
Electronic Engineers' Handbook
edited by D. Christiansen, Fourth Edition
McGraw Hill, Inc.

Network Management and Control, Vol. 2
edited by Ivan Frisch, Manu Malek, Shivendra S.Panwar
Springer Science+Business Media, 1994

Awards + Distinctions

  • IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize, 2004
  • IEEE Multimedia Communications Best Paper Award, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE ICC 2016
  • IEEE Fellow,  2011


Research Interests

  • Wireless networks
  • Video over wireless
  • Switching


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