Vishnu Navda

Wings Lab

Department of Computer Science
State University of New York at Stony Brook  


    I have now moved to Mobility, Networks and Systems group at Microsoft Research India. My new web page is located here.

    I received my PhD in Computer Science in Dec 2007 under the guidance of Prof. Samir Das and Prof. Himanshu Gupta. Prior to this, I received my Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Bangalore University (Univ Visvesvaraya College of Engg.) in Fall 2000 and Masters degree in CS from Stony Brook University in Spring 2003. Before my US study endeavor, I spent a short stint at Microsoft R&D center in Hyderabad. From Summer 2005, I worked for 2 years with the Networking Group at NEC Labs America in Princeton.

    My research is focused on wireless access networks - Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) and Wireless LANs (WLANs) - for large enterprise and campus deployments. I am working on issues related to performance, robustness, security, client mobility and real-time application support(VoIP and Video). I have also worked on some interesting problems in other areas: data aggregation in energy constrained sensor networks, and securing password based user authentication.

    Curriculum Vitae : PDF

Research Projects


  • Vishnu Navda, Anand Prabhu Subramanian, Kannan Dhanasekaran, Andreas Timm-Giel, Samir R. Das MobiSteer: Using Steerable Beam Directional Antenna for Vehicular Network Access, ACM MobiSys 2007, Puerto Rico. Best Paper Award. Paper(pdf)  BibTeX Entry 

  • Himanshu Gupta, Vishnu Navda, Samir Das, Vishal Chowdhary, Energy-Efficient Gathering of Correlated Data in Sensor Networks, to appear in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN 2007).

  • Vishnu Navda, Aniruddha Bohra, Samrat Ganguly, Dan Rubenstein Using Channel Hopping to Increase 802.11 Resilience to Jamming Attacks, IEEE INFOCOM Mini-Symposium, 2007, Anchorage, Alaska. Paper(pdf)  BibTeX Entry 

  • Vishnu Navda, Ravi Kokku, Samrat Ganguly, Samir Das, Per-client Power Management for Spatial Reuse in WLANs. Abstract 

  • Vishnu Navda, Samrat Ganguly, Anand Kashyap, Samir Das, Deflect - Interference-aware Fast Path Adaptation in Mesh Networks. Tech Report (pdf) 

  • S. Ganguly V. Navda K. Kim A. Kashyap D. Niculescu R. Izmailov S. Hong and S. Das, Performance Optimizations for Deploying VoIP Services in Mesh Networks, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications(JSAC) Multi-hop Wireless Mesh Networks, 4th Quarter 2006. Paper(pdf)  BibTeX Entry 

  • V. Navda, A. Kashyap, S. Ganguly, R. Izmailov Real-time Video Stream Aggregation in Wireless Mesh Network, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC'06), Helsinki, Finland. Paper(pdf) 

  • Himanshu Gupta, Vishnu Navda, Samir Das, Vishal Chowdhary, Energy-Efficient Gathering of Correlated Data in Sensor Networks, The Sixth ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc 2005), May 25-28, 2005, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Paper(pdf)  BibTeX Entry 

  • Vishnu Navda, Anand Kashyap and Samir Das, Design and Evaluation of iMesh: an Infrastructure-mode Wireless Mesh Network, IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WOWMOM), Italy, June 2005. Preprint (pdf)  BibTeX Entry  Extended version is appearing as a book chapter in REALMAN.

  • Amit Purohit, Vishnu Navda and Tzi-cker Chiueh, Tracing the Root of Rootable Processes,  Annual Computer Security Applications Conference(ACSAC) , Arizona, December 2004. Paper(pdf) BibTeX Entry  Presentation(pdf)

  • Vishnu Navda, Samrat Ganguly, Samir Das Interference Aware Fast Path Adaptation in Wireless Mesh Network, ACM MOBICOM 2006 SRC Poster (Third Place Winner at the Graduate Student Research Competition), LA. Poster abstract is selected for publication in ACM MC2R journal. Poster(pdf)

  • Vishnu Navda, Salil Gokhale, Anand Kashyap, Samir Das, Demo & Poster: Design of a multi-hop wireless LAN, ACM Mobisys Poster/Demo Publicity Session, Boston, June 2004. Poster (pdf) Abstract(pdf) 

  • Samir Das, Vishnu Navda, Mahesh Marina and Anand Kashyap, Stony Brook Mesh Router: Architecting Multi-Radio, Multihop Wireless LANs, Talk at Microsoft Research Mesh Networking Summit, June 2004. Presentation(ppt)

  • Himanshu Gupta, Vishnu Navda, Samir Das, Vishal Chowdhary, Efficient Data Gathering in Sensor Networks, CEWIT 2003: Business without Boundaries Poster Session, Stony Brook University, Nov 2003. Poster(pdf)

Research Collaborators

Course Projects

  • MS Project: Secure Email Execution Server Block Diagram(pdf)

  • CSE 648: Design of highly scalable simulator for Sensor Networks.

  • CSE 502: Cache Management for Real Time Applications

  • CSE 504: Compiler for Espresso Language (Java derivative)

  • CSE 634: Fine Grain Access to Root Privileges

  • CSE 535: Verification of support for self-modifying code on Pentium Processors

  • ESE 555: Design of RISC processor (VLSI Design)