Vaneet Aggarwal

 Vaneet Aggarwal


Associate Professor 

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PhD, Electrical Engineerin, Princeton University, 2010
MA., Electrical Engineerin, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey - June 2007
Bachelor of Technology. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur - May 2005

Prior Appointments

AT&T Labs-Research, NJ - August 2010-December 2014: Senior Member of Technical Staff - Research

Columbia University, New York, NY - Aug. 2013 - Dec 2014: Adjunct Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering 

Research Areas

Cloud Computing, Video Streaming, Communications and Networking, Machine Learning, and Smart Grids. 

Notable Experience

Air Force Research Lab, Rome NY - Jun-Aug 2015

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Summer 2004, Spring 2009

Rice University, Houston, Texas - Summer 2007 and Spring 2009 

Notable Awards

2020 Purdue University's Most Impactful Faculty Inventor

2018 Infocom Workshop Best Paper Award for paper GroupCast: Preference-Aware Cooperative Video Streaming with Scalable Video Coding.

2018 VAJRA Faculty Award from Science and Engineering Research Board India, which aims to bring a strong international connect to the R&D ecosystem of India.

2017 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award for the Best Systems Paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology for paper Design and Characterization of a Full-duplex Multi-antenna System for WiFi networks.

Best-in-Session-Presentation Award in technical session of Cloud Storage in IEEE Infocom 2017 for Taming Tail Latency for Erasure-coded, Distributed Storage Systems.

Elevated to IEEE Senior Member, 2015

Visiting Faculty Research Program Award from Air Force Research Laboratory, Summer 2015.

AT&T Senior Vice President Team Excellence Award, 2014 for coordinating an aggressive Centre recruiting program. The program was transparent, thorough and highly professional, engaging the entire organization in a positive activity that positions

AT&T Labs Research (now AT&T Labs Advanced Technologies) for the future.

AT&T Vice President Excellence Award for experimenting with different models for small cell indoor RF propagation and recommending a model, 3Q 2012. This model was later developed with the help of Labs Analysis and Optimization Organization, and used as Hetnet Analysis and Resource Planning tool, which was a finalist for the Fierce Innovation Awards 2013

The AT&T Innovation Pipeline Executive Challenge Second Prize for solution to ``How can AT&T leverage our network and technology to provide Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research Organizations with advanced tools for clinical trials in both the US and abroad?", 2011

Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship for demonstrating the highest scholarly excellence, Princeton University, 2009. For the profile of this years fellows, have a look here. This fellowship has been awarded to an Electrical Engineering Graduate student after
13 years.

Honorable Mention, Princeton Research Symposium, Poster Contest, 2009

Teaching Award for Signal Analysis and Communication Systems, 2008.

Princeton Fellowship, 2005.

Sridhar Memorial Prize for being the best student of B.Tech. final year on academic performance during the preceding three years in Electrical Engineering, 2005.

Certificate of merit for academic excellence in the undergraduate program thrice in consecutive years 2001-2002, 2002-2003 and 2003-2004. 

Notable Affiliations

Adjunct Faculty, Electrical Engineering, IISc Bangalore, India.

Director CLAN (Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, and Networking Research) Labs

Affiliated Faculty, Computational Science and Engineering Program

Affiliated Faculty, Energy Center 



Vaneet Aggarwal received the B.Tech. degree in 2005 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 2007 and 2010, respectively from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, all in Electrical Engineering. He is currently a faculty at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Prior to this, he was a Senior Member of Technical Staff Research at AT&T Labs-Research, NJ, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, NY.
His current research interests are in communications and networking, video streaming, cloud computing, and machine learning. Dr. Aggarwal was the recipient of Princeton University’s Porter Ogden Jacobus Honorific Fellowship in 2009. In addition, he received AT&T Key Contributor award in 2013, AT&T Vice President Excellence Award in 2012, and AT&T Senior Vice President Excellence Award in 2014. He received the 2017 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award, recognizing the Best Systems Paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He is serving on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. 

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Our annual security symposium will be March 28th and 29th, 2023.
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