Shyam Parekh received his Ph.D. in EECS from UC Berkeley. His research interests are in the architecture, optimization and performance aspects of both wired and wireless Communication Networks. Recently, he has been investigating the analytic issues related to the evolving paradigms of SDN, NFV and data-plane programming. He is the co-author of "Communication Networks: A Concise Introduction" (Morgan & Claypool, First Edition (2010), Second Edition (2018)), and a co-editor of "Quality of Service Architectures for Wireless Networks: Performance Metrics and Management" (Information Science Reference, 2010). He was a co-chair of the Application Working Group (AWG) of the WiMAX Forum during 2008-09.

**Current Research Projects:

Intelligent RAN Controller: We are exploring algorithms to be used by a RAN controller. This includes both near-real-time and non-real-time controllers. We will be looking at a number of use cases including network slicing. We also plan to use machine learning algorithms for both network control and orchestration. (Student Investigators: Angela Wang, Zhechang Xu)

Quantum Internet: We are exploring the fundamental issues in interconnecting Quantum Computers using a long distance network for scaling up the computational capacity.

Selected Publications

  • J. Walrand and S. Parekh, citeKey, Communication Networks: {A} Concise Introduction, Second Edition, Synthesis Lectures on Communication Networks, Morgan {\&} Claypool Publishers, 2017.
  • P. Maille, S. Parekh, and J. Walrand, "Overlaying Delay-Tolerant Service using SDN," July 2015.
  • C. Buyukkoc, G. Lekutai, S. Parekh, A. Raghavan, and M. Tofighbakhsh, "Network Control of Applications using Application States," U.S. Patent 8,995,339. March 2015.
  • G. Atkinson, R. Nagarajan, and S. Parekh, "Method and Apparatus for Preventing Activation of a Congestion Control Process," U.S. Patent 8,670,309. March 2014.
  • M. Tofighbakhsh, S. Parekh, and D. Wolter, "Performance Zones," U.S. Patent 8,526,932. Sep. 2013.
  • G. Atkinson, X. Liu, R. Nagarajan, and S. Parekh, "Method and Apparatus for Identifying Network Connectivity Changes in Dynamic Networks," U.S. Patent 8,509,098. Aug. 2013.
  • S. Parekh, D. Calin, and E. Haghani, "Queue Management Unit and Method for Streaming Video Packets in a Wireless Network," U.S. Patent 8,443,097. May 2013.
  • J. Musacchio, J. Walrand, R. Myers, S. Parekh, J. Mo, and G. Agarwal, "Backpressure Mechanism for Switch Fabric," U.S. Patent 7,983,287. July 2011.
  • D. Zhang, N. Mandayam, and S. Parekh, "DEDI: A Framework for Analyzing Rank Evolution of Random Network Coding in a Wireless Network," in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, 2010.
  • E. Haghani, N. Ansari, S. Parekh, and D. Calin, "Traffic-Aware Video Streaming in Broadband Wireless Networks," in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2010.
  • S. Adibi, R. Jain, S. Parekh, and M. Tofighbakhsh, Eds., Quality of Service Architectures for Wireless Networks: Performance Metrics and Management, Information Science Reference, 2010.
  • J. Walrand and S. Parekh, Communication Networks: A Concise Introduction, Morgan & Claypool, 2010.
  • M. Aman, B. Sikdar, and S. Parekh, "Scalable Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming in WiMAX Networks," in IEEE Globecom, 2009.
  • N. Shetty, S. Parekh, and J. Walrand, "Economics of Femtocells," in IEEE Globecom, 2009.
  • E. Haghani, S. Parekh, D. Calin, E. Kim, and N. Ansari, "A Quality-driven Cross-layer Solution for MPEG Video Streaming over WiMAX Networks," IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Oct. 2009.
  • L. Jiang, S. Parekh, and J. Walrand, "Time-Dependent Network Pricing and Bandwidth Trading," in IEEE International Workshop on Bandwidth on Demand (BoD), 2008.
  • L. Jiang, S. Parekh, and J. Walrand, "Base Station Association Game in Multi-Cell Wireless Networks," in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2008.
  • R. Nagarajan, S. Parekh, G. Atkinson, and X. Jing, "Architectural Enhancements for Improving TCP Performance over FSO Networks," in Milcom, 2005.
  • S. Parekh, "Quick Simulation of Stationary Delay Tail Probabilities in Tandem Queues," AEU International Journal of Electronics and Communications, 1998.
  • S. Parekh and J. Walrand, "A Quick Simulation Method for Excessive Backlogs in Networks of Queues," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Jan. 1989.