The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Vaneet Aggarwal

 Vaneet Aggarwal



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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

KAUST, Saudi Arabia - May 2022 to August 2023: Visiting Professor in Computer Science

IISc Bangalore, India - May to August 2018: VAJRA Chair Professor

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

Supervised learning; Reinforcement Learning; Large Language Models; Quantum Machine Learning; Applications in Networking, Transportation, Robotics, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Biomedical, and Climate 

Notable Experience

Plaksha University, India - Dec 2022-Jan 2023.

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

2021 Neurips Workshop Best paper award

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

Affiliated Faculty, CERIAS

Adjunct faculty in CSE, IIIT Delhi, India

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

Affiliated Faculty, Computational Science and Engineering Program 



Vaneet Aggarwal received the BTech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India, in 2005 and the MA and PhD degrees from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, in 2007 and 2010, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. He is currently a Professor in the School of Industrial Engineering, and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (by courtesy) at Purdue University, where he has been since Jan 2015.

Prior to joining Purdue, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff - Research for five years with AT&T Labs Research, Bedminster, NJ, USA (2010-2014). Dr. Aggarwal has been Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University (2013-2014), a VAJRA Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical Communications Engineering at IISc Bangalore (2018-2019), Visiting Professor at Plaksha University (2022-2023), Adjunct Professor in CS at IIIT Delhi (2022-2023), and Visiting Professor in CS at KAUST (2022-2023). Dr. Aggarwal received the Princeton University's Porter Ogden Jacobus Honorific Fellowship in 2009, AT&T Vice President Excellence Award in 2013, AT&T Senior Vice President Excellence Award in 2014, and Purdue University's Most Impactful Faculty Innovator award in 2020. In addiiton, he received IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in 2017, IEEE Infocom Workshop Best paper award in 2018, and Neurips Workshop Best paper award in 2021. He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (2017-2020) and IEEE Transactions on Communications (2016-2021). He is currently serving on the Editorial Board of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2019-current), and is co-Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Journal on Transportation Systems (2022-current).