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Vaneet Aggarwal


Assistant 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

2018 Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA) Award from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India, for research in summers 2018 at IISc Bangalore

2017 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award for the Best Systems Paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

Best-in-Session-Presentation Award in technical session\Cloud Storage" in IEEE Infocom 2017

AT&T, Virtual University Research Initiative (VURI) Award, \Video Streaming over Cloud," Mar 2016.

Elevated to IEEE Senior Member, 2015

Air Force Research Lab, Research Extension Award, "Localization with MIMO Radar/Multi-Dimensional Data Completion Algorithms/Joint Subspace Clustering and Data Completion," Aug 2015.

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

Senior Vice President Team Excellence Award - AT&T, 2014

Finalist for Fierce Innovation Awards 2013: My work in small cell propagation models was chosen as a finalist for the industry innovation awards.

COMSOC Multimedia Communications Technical Committee R-letters: for paper “Optimizing Cloud Resources for Delivering IPTV Services through Virtualization," IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, June 2013, edited by Carl James Debono.

AT&T Key Contributor Award, 2013: for technical contribution in AT&T.

Vice President Excellence Award - AT&T, 3Q 2012: for experimenting with dierent models for small cell indoor RF propagation and recommending a model, which was later developed by Labs Analysis and Optimization Organization on their Hetnet Analysis and Resource Planning tool (currently in use by business).

The Innovation Pipeline Executive Challenge Second Prize - AT&T, 2011: 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?"

Porter Ogden Jacobus Honoric Fellowship - 2009: The highest honor awarded by the Graduate School at Princeton. Four awards are made each year to recognize exceptional scholarly excellence and this award was made to Electrical Engineering student after thirteen years.

Excellence in Teaching Award - 2008: Departmental award recognizes contributions to instruction of ELE 485 Signal Analysis and Communication Systems

Princeton Research Symposium Poster Award - 2009

Sridhar Memorial Prize - 2005: Top graduating student at the end of 7 semesters in Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur, separately recognized for academic excellence every year (2001-2004)

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.