Shivendra Panwar


Shivendra Panwar

Shivendra S. Panwar is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1981, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1983 and 1986, respectively.

He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York, Brooklyn (now Polytechnic Institute of New York University). He is currently the Director of the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT), and the Faculty Director of the NY City Media Lab. He spent the summer of 1987 as a Visiting Scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, and has been a Consultant to AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ. His research interests include the performance analysis and design of networks. Current work includes cooperative wireless networks, switch performance and multimedia transport over networks.

He has served as the Secretary of the Technical Affairs Council of the IEEE Communications Society. He is a co-editor of two books, Network Management and Control, Vol. II, and Multimedia Communications and Video Coding, both published by Plenum. He has also co-authored TCP/IP Essentials: A Lab based Approach, published by the Cambridge University Press. He was awarded, along with Shiwen Mao, Shunan Lin and Yao Wang, the IEEE Communication Society's Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the Field of Communication Systems for 2004. He won, along with Zhengye Liu, Yanming Shen, Keith Ross, and Yao Wang, the IEEE Multimedia Communications Best Paper Award for 2011. He is also a co-winner of a Best Paper Award from IEEE's International Communications Conference (ICC) 2016. He is an IEEE Fellow.

Research Interests: Wireless networks
Video over wireless

University of Massachusetts, 1986
Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Massachusetts, 1983
Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, 1981
Bachelor of Technology, Electrical Engineering

AT&T Bell Labs
Visiting Scientist
From: June 1989 to August 1989

IBM Research
Visiting Scientist
From: June 1987 to August 1987

Journal Articles

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Authored/Edited Books

TCP/IP Essentials: A Lab-Based Approach
Shivendra S. Panwar, Shiwen Mao, Jeong-dong Ryoo, Yihan Li
Cambridge University Press, 2004 (Chinese Edition also available)

Multimedia Communications and Video Coding (The Language of Science)
edited by Henry Bertoni, Seung-Pil Kim, Shivendra S. Panwar, Yao Wang
Plenum Publishing Co., 1996

Chapter on Data Networks (invited), in the
Electronic Engineers' Handbook
edited by D. Christiansen, Fourth Edition
McGraw Hill, Inc.

Network Management and Control, Vol. 2
edited by Ivan Frisch, Manu Malek, Shivendra S.Panwar
Springer Science+Business Media, 1994

  • IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize, 2004
  • IEEE Multimedia Communications Best Paper Award, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE ICC 2016
  • IEEE Fellow,  2011
  • Sony Research Award, 2016

US Patent 6,515,965

Available bit rate flow control for service allocation in a packet network

US Patent 7,046,733

Data sequencing method to improve transmission of self-similar data in a multi-node network

US Patent 7,203,202

Arbitration using dual round robin matching with exhaustive service of winning virtual output queue

US Patent 7,330,457

Cooperative wireless communications

US Patent 7,633,887

On demand peer-to-peer video streaming with multiple description coding

US Patent 7,852,866

Low complexity scheduling algorithm for a buffered crossbar switch with 100% throughput

US Patent 7,986,637

On demand peer-to-peer video streaming with multiple description coding

US Patent 8,094,634

Sender and/or helper node modifications to enable security features in cooperative wireless communications

US Patent 8,175,003

Cooperative wireless communications

US Patent 8,179,848

Video multicast using relay devices defined by a channel quality parameter hierarchy

US Patent 8,228,836

Cooperative MAC for rate adaptive randomized distributed space-time coding

US Patent 8,290,037

Feedback assisted transmission of multiple description, forward error correction coded, streams in a peer-to-peer video system

US Patent 8,315,521

Peer-to-peer voice over internet protocol



  • Walter Grote
    Collision Resolution Algorithms for Random Access Communications
  • Zhengxue Zhao
    Scheduling Policies for Real-Time Communications
  • Cem Ersoy
    Topological Design of Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
  • Yao Chung Hung
    Buffer Management Policies
  • Kangsik Cheon
    Intelligent Cell Discarding Policies for TCP Traffic over ATM-UBR
  • Yiwei Thomas Hou
    Network Bandwidth Sharing Policies and their Distributed Protocol Implementation for Packet-Switched Networks
  • Nitin Gogate 
    Multiple Path Transport of Information in Wireless and Wired Networks
  • Jeong-Dong Ryoo
    Optimal Resource Design for Networks with Multimedia Servers
  • George Lapiotis
    Stochastic Analysis of Joint Buffer Management and Service Scheduling in High Speed Network Nodes
  • Rajarshi Roy
    Quality of Service Issues in ATM and IP Networks
  • Shiwen Mao
    Realtime Multimedia Transport using Multiple Paths
  • Yihan Li
    Design and Analysis of Scheduling for High Speed Input Queued Switches
  • Dennis Bushmitch
    Queuing Performance of Realtime Traffic under Thinning, Stripping and Shuffling
  • Zhifeng (Jeffery) Tao
    Quality of Service Analysis and Cooperative Protocol Design for Wireless Local Area Networks
  • Yanming Shen
    Design of Packet Switches & Peer-to-Peer Streaming Systems
  • Pei Liu
    Design and Performance Analysis of Cooperation Protocols for  Wireless Networks
  • Chun Nie
    Robust Cooperative Networking and Interference Management in Next Generation Wireless Networks
  • Shunyuan Ye
    Distributed Scheduling Algorithm Design for High Speed Switching Systems
  • Sha Hua
    Exploiting the Benifits of Cooperation in Wireless Networks
  • Shu Luo                                                                                                           Robust Cooperative Communications and Full Duplex Relaying in Wireless Networks
  • Zizhong Cao
    Exploiting the Full Potential of Networks Benifits through Architectural Evolution and Traffic Scheduling
  • Sanjay Goyal                                                                                              Exploiting the Potential of Full Duplexing in Wireless Networks
  • Georgios (George) Kyriakou
  • Tingting Lu
  • Seyedamirhossein (Amir) Hosseini
  • Fraida Fund

  • Millimeter Waves, Millisecond Delays Keynote Talk at mmNets 2018 (ACM Mobicom)
  • Full Duplex for Small Cells Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Workshop, Montreal, October 14, 2015
  • User-centric Networking and the Cellular Wireless Bandwidth Crunch
    U-NET 2012: Third IEEE Workshop on User-Centric Networking
    Ottawa, Canada
    11 June 2012
    PPT    PDF
  • Fast Handovers for Heterogeneous Cellular Networks
    Qualcomm, Inc.
    San Diego, CA
    7 September 2011
    PPT    PDF
  • Heterogeneous Cellular Networks:
    A solution to cellular data crisis?
    21st Virginia Tech Symposium on Wireless Personal Communications
    Blacksburg, VA
    2 June 2011
    PPT    PDF
  • Distributed Scheduling Algorithms for Switching Systems
    Indian Institute of Science
    Bengaluru, India
    24 February 2011
    PPT    PDF
  • Increasing cellular capacity using cooperative networks
    AT&T Labs Research
    Florham Park, NJ
    10 Nocember 2010
    PPT    PDF
  • Challenges and Impact of User-provided Networking Technology
    U-NET'09: A CoNext 2009 workshop
    Rome, Italy
    1-4 December 2009
    PPT    PDF
  • Efficient Sub-Stream Encoding and Transmission for P2P Video on Demand
    Packet Video 2007: 16th International Packet Video Workshop
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    12-13 November 2007
    PPT    PDF
  • Whither Network Science? A Cross-Cultural Approach
    Towards a Science of Networks Workshop: Communication Networks and Complexity at The Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI)
    Athens, Greece
    31 August - 1 September 2006
    PPT    PDF
  • Some Unsolved Problems in High Speed Packet Switching
    Keynote Speech
    2005 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS'05)
    Philadelphia, PA
    24-28 July 2005
    PPT    PDF
  • High Speed Stable Packet Switches
    Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Daejeon, Korea
    May 2005
    PPT    PDF
  • On Generalized Processor Sharing with MPLS Traffic Engineering and Regulated Multimedia Traffic
    Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Daejeon, Korea
    May 2005
    PPT    PDF

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