People > Ravi Prakash

Contact Address:
Mail Stop Ec 31
Erik Jonsson School of
Engineering and Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX 75-83-0688

  • Name: Ravi Prakash
  • Position:
           Assistant Professor
           Department of Computer Science
           University of Texas at Dallas
  • Office Location: EC 4.604
  • Phone: (972) 883-2289
  • Fax: (972) 883-2349
  • E-mail: [email protected]
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Dr. Ravi Prakash received the B.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1990, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University in 1991 and 1996, respectively. He joined the Computer Science program at U.T.Dallas in July 1997. During 1996-97 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of Rochester. He was awarded the Presidential Fellowship by The Ohio State University for the year 1996. He was also a recipient of the best paper awards at the International Symposium on Parallel Architecture, Algorithms, and Networks (ISPAN), Kanazawa, December 1994, and the International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Amsterdam, May 1998. In 1999 two of his research papers presented at the DIALM and the MDDS-DEXA workshops were short-listed among the best five and best three papers, respectively. These papers are now being considered for publication in ACM/Baltzer Science journals. Dr. Prakash served as the Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE Dallas chapter of the Communications and Vehicular Technology Society during 1998-2000.


Research Profile:

Dr. Prakash's research efforts are in the areas of mobile computing, distributed systems, computer networks, operating systems, cellular telephony, and satellite networks. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Nortel Networks. His contributions in the areas of channel allocation in cellular and virtual cellular networks, location management in cellular networks, routing in mobile ad hoc networks with some unidirectional links, transport layer solutions for mobile ad hoc networks, and information dissemination in such networks during network partitioning have been published in reputed journals and conference proceedings.


Teaching Profile:

Dr. Prakash has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate level courses since 1996 including Computer Networks, Distributed Systems, Mobile Computing, Data Structures, and Formal Systems. While teaching the graduate level Mobile Computing course he also prepared a manuscript which is being developed into a possible text book. Dr. Prakash has consistently received excellent reviews from students. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching award for the year 1999-2000 in the Department of Computer Science. He was also one of the nominees for the university's 1999-2000 ``Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teacher'' award.


Role in the Embedded Software Center:

Dr. Prakash is a member of the Applications Group of the Embedded Software Center. He participates in the selection, specification and implementation of applications that can exercise the software engineering techniques developed by the center. These applications have to be consistent with the center's charter, i.e., embedded computing. They should be developed from COTS and third-party hardware and software components, using the composition methods develped by fellow researchers in the center. For this purpose, creation of a hardware and software repository is vital.