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

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

Sanjay Rao

 Sanjay  Rao






B. Tech from the Indiana Institute of Technology (Madras), M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University 

Research Areas

Networking, Distributed Systems, Internet Architecture and Protocols, Distributed Algorithms, Multicast, Security, Sensor Networks, Self-Managing Systems 

Key Areas

Enclave and Nework Security  

Notable Experience

Working on development of tools for End System Multicast 

Notable Awards

NSF CAREER Award, 2010

ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award, 2011
This award recognizes an influential performance evaluation paper whose impact is felt 10-12 years after its initial
publication. With Dr. Yang-hua Chu and Dr. Hui Zhang for the 2000 paper: “A Case for End System Multicast”.

Purdue University, Seed of Success Award, 2017 (Team Award)
This award was for being part of a team led by Prof. Karthik Ramani (Mechnical Engineering) and also consisting of Prof.
Ananth V. Iyer (Krannert School of Management) that received the National Science Foundation grant, “PFI: BIC
MAKERPAD: Making Everyone a Maker Through Intuitive Shape Modeling and 3-D Printing Service Platform”.

Recognized by the College of Engineering, Purdue University as an Outstanding Engineering Teacher
for a teaching evaluation of higher than 4.7 for courses taught in Spring 2018, Spring 2019 and Spring


Early Deployment Experience with an Overlay Based Internet Broadcasting System (with Y.- H. Chu, A. Ganjam, T.S. E. Ng, K. Sripanidkulchai, J. Zhan, and H. Zhang), USENIX Annual Technical Conference (June 2004). Measurement-Based Optimization Techniques for Bandwidth-Demanding Peer-to-Peer Systems (with T.S. E. Ng, K. Sripanidkulchai, and H. Zhang), Proceedings of IEEE Infocom (San Francisco, 2003). A Case For End System Multicast (with Y.- H. Chu, S. Seshan, and H. Zhang), IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication (JSAC), Special Issue on Networking Support for Multicast, Vol. 20, No. 8. (October 2002) 


I am a faculty at Purdue University with research interests in Computer Networks. In the past, I have been been a Visiting Research Scientist at the Computer Science Department of Princeton University (Feb –Aug, 2015), Google (June 2011-July 2012), and at AT&T Research (May 2006-June 2006). My research has been recognized with an NSF CAREER award (2010), and with the ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award (2011).