Biography of Dr. Raj Jain Download pdf Detailed CV Short Bio

PhotoProfessor Raj Jain is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, a Fellow of AAAS, a winner of 2015 A. A. Michelson Award from Computer Measurement Group, 2014 IIISC Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Science Alumni Association 2014, ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time award 2006, Center for Development of Advanced Computing - Advanced Computing and Communications Society (CDAC-ACCS) Foundation Award 2009, WiMAX Forum Individual Contribution Award 2008, and ranks among the top 90 in CiteSeerX's list of Most Cited Authors in Computer Science. Dr. Jain is currently the Barbara J. and Jerome R. Cox, Jr., Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, he was the CTO and one of the Co-founders of Nayna Networks, Inc - a next generation telecommunications systems company in San Jose, CA. He was a Senior Consulting Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation in Littleton, Mass and then a professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

He is the author or editor of 12 books including `` Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis,'' which won the 1991 ``Best-Advanced How-to Book, Systems'' award from Computer Press Association and " High-Performance TCP/IP: Concepts, Issues, and Solutions," published by Prentice Hall in November 2003. He is a co-editor of " Quality of Service Architectures for Wireless Networks: Performance Metrics and Management," published in April 2010.

Prof. Jain has 14 patents, and has written 17 book chapters, 70+ journal and magazine papers and 110+ conference papers. His papers have been widely referenced and he is known for his research on congestion control and avoidance, traffic modeling, performance analysis, and error analysis. Google Scholar lists over 22,500+ citations to his publications. He is a co-inventor of the DECbit scheme, which has been implemented in various forms in DECnet, OSI, Frame Relay, and ATM Networks. His team has developed several switch algorithms for explicit rate-based congestion avoidance in ATM networks.

A distinguishing factor of his research is its relevance to the Industry. As a faculty member, Dr. Jain actively participates in industry forums like WiMAX Forum, IEEE Standards group, ATM Forum and Internet Engineering Task Force and has made over 200 contributions that ensured that his research was implemented and not just published as papers. He is acknowledged in published versions of 170+ IEEE standards. Based on his active participation in the computer industry, Dr. Jain was awarded 1999 siliconindia Leadership Awards for Excellence and Promise in Business and Technology.

Raj Jain ha served on the advisory boards of Bluesage Communications, Inc., InBay Technology Solutions, Inc, San Jose, CA and AKS University, Satna, MP, India, Indo-US Collaboration in Engineering Education (IUCEE). In the past, he has also served on the Board of Technical Advisors to a dozen Silicon Valley start ups including Nexabit Networks, Westborough, MA acquired by Lucent Corporation. (March 1997-1999), Amber Networks, Fremont, CA acquired by Nokia (1999-2001).

He is was a keynote speaker at 2015 IoT World Forum Research Symposium, ADCOM15, ADCOM14, WowMoM14, ADCOM13, ICC 2012, MCS12, ADCONS 2012, SBRC 2011, COMSNETS 2011, ANTS 2010, MICS 2010, ADCOM 2009, NBiS 2009, NetArch 2009, ICON 2008, ACM Multimedia 2008, ICCBN 2008, ICCCE 2008, AccessNets 2007, and a dozen other conferences. He has served in the program committees of over 210+ conferences.

He is on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Innovation in Digital Ecosystems, Recent Advances in Communications and Networking, Journal of High Speed Networks (USA), Mobile Networks and Applications, International Journal of Virtual Technology and Multimedia (IJVTM) (UK), International Journal of Wireless and Optical Communications (IJWOC), Vehicular Communications (Elsevier), International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS), ICST Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications, International Journal on Advances in Internet Technology, and on the advisory boards of Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF), Singapore, Journal of Communications (Finland), EIA Transactions on TSim Tools. He was Guest Co-Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine September 2012 special issue on Cloud Computing: Networking and Communications Challenges and July 2011 special issue on Future Internet Architectures: Design and Deployment Perspective.

He has served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communications Society (1997, 1999-2006), ACM Lecturer (1991-97), IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor (1993-96), Vice-Chair of ACM SIGCOMM (1991-95), Chair of TIA/SCD/CIS Working Group on ATM Traffic Management (1996-1998), Editor of the WiMAX Forum System Evaluation Methodology (2005-2008), Editor of ATM Forum Performance Testing Specification (1996-1998).


* August 2005 - Present, Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

* April 2000-July 2007, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Nayna Networks, Inc., Milpitas, CA

* September 2002-June 2003 and November 2003-Present, Adjunct Professor, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH

* April 1994 -August 2002, Professor, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH

* May 1978- March 1994, Senior Consulting Engineer, Digital Equipment Corp., Littleton, MA

* January 1987-June 1987, Honorary Lecturer, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, Cambridge, MA

* January 1985-June 1985, Honorary Lecturer, Massachusetts. Inst. of Technology, Cambridge, MA

* September 1983-June 1984, Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts. Inst. of Technology, Cambridge, MA


* Ph. D. (Applied Math/Comp. Sci), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Thesis published as distinguished dissertations in Computer Science. 1978

* M. E. (Comp. Sc. _& Controls), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1974

* B. E. (Electrical. Engineering), A. P. S. University, Rewa, India, 1972

Selected Publications:

1. Raj Jain and Subharthi Paul, "Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networking for Cloud Computing - A Survey," IEEE Communications Magazine, Nov 2013, pp. 24-31,

2. Raj Jain and F. Templin, "Requirements, Challenges and Analysis of Alternatives for Wireless Datalinks for Unmanned Aircraft Systems," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) Special Issue on Communications Challenges and Dynamics for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles, Vol. 30, No. 5, June 2012, pp. 852-860, DOI: 10.1109/JSAC.2012.120602,

3. Abdel Karim Al Tamimi, Chakchai So-In, Raj Jain, "Modeling and Resource Allocation for Mobile Video over WiMAX Broadband Wireless Networks," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special issue on Wireless Video Transmission, April 2010, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp.354-365,

4. D. Chiu and Raj Jain, "Analysis of the Increase/Decrease Algorithms for Congestion Avoidance in Computer Networks," Journal of Computer Networks and ISDN, Vol. 17, No. 1, June 1989, pp. 1-14, [Cited by 1845+ papers]

5. K. Ramakrishnan and Raj Jain, "A Binary Feedback Scheme for Congestion Avoidance in Computer Networks with Connectionless Network Layer," ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, Vol. 8, No. 2, May 1990, pp. 158-181, Reprinted in 25th Anniversary Special Issue of Computer Comm. Review, Vol. 25, No. 1, Jan 1995, pp. 138-156, Winner of ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Paper Award, [Cited by 645+ papers]

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