Parv Venkitasubramaniam

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lehigh University

Email: parv DOT v AT lehigh DOT edu

Brief Biography

I am an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Lehigh University. Previously, I was a visiting Post-Doc at the University of California, Berkeley, hosted by Prof. Venkat Anantharam. I received my B.Tech in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2002, and my M.S and Ph.D degree in electrical engineering in 2005 and 2007 respectively from Cornell University under the advice of Prof. Lang Tong.

My current research interests are in developing theoretical foundations for privacy in networked systems. Specifically, I apply tools in statistical signal processing, information theory and game-theory to study fundamental trade-offs between user privacy and quality-of-service (QoS) in data networks under different adversarial conditions. I am also interested in studying information leakage in cyber physical systems including the smart electricity grid, peer production and transportation systems. I am a recipient of the 2011 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and was awarded a P. C. Rossin Assistant Professorship by the Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (RCEAS) at Lehigh University.

My doctoral research was in the area of wireless sensor networks, specifically on distributed multiple access communication and statistical inference in large networks. Two publications that resulted from my doctoral research received the 2005 Leonard G. Abraham Prize and a 2006 IEEE ICASSP Best Student Paper Award.

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Selected Publications (Full list can be found here.)

Journal and Preprints
  • "Admissible Length in Anonymous Networking: A Detection:Theoretic Perspective" abstract, pdf
    A. Mishra and P. Venkitasubramaniam
    IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 31, No 9, pp. 1957-1969, Sep. 2013
  • "Preventing Timing Analysis in Networks: A Statistical Inference Perspective" abstract, pdf
    S. Kadloor, P. Venkitasubramaniam and N. Kiyavash
    IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Vol. 30, No 5, pp. 76-85, May 2013

  • "A Game Theoretic Approach to Anonymous Networking" abstract, pdf
    P. Venkitasubramaniam and L. Tong
    IEEE Transactions on Networking, Vol. 20, No 3, pp. 892-905, March 2012
  • "Anonymous Networking amidst Eavesdroppers" abstract, pdf
    P. Venkitasubramaniam, T. He and L. Tong
    IEEE Transactions on Information Theory: Special Issue on Information-Theoretic Security, Vol. 54, No 6, pp. 2770-2784, June 2008.

  • "Towards an Analytical Approach to Anonymous Wireless Networking" abstract, pdf
    P. Venkitasubramaniam, T. He, L. Tong and S. Wicker
    IEEE Communications Magazine: Special Issue on Security in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks, Vol. 46, No 2, pp. 140-146, Feb. 2008.

Conference Proceedings
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