Murtaza Zafer  Murtaza Zafer photo       

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Research Staff Member - Communication Networks Research
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM  |  IEEE


I received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007, a S. M. degree from EECS at MIT in 2003 and a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2001. I was a member of LIDS laboratory and the Communications & Networking Research Group at MIT. I have worked during the summer of 2003 at Corporate R&D center of Qualcomm Inc. and the summer of 2004 at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent.

My research focuses broadly in the analysis and design of computer and communication networks including wireless, mobile ad-hoc and sensor networks, and in the area of resource allocation in cloud computing. I have worked on problems in resource allocation and stochastic optimization in wireless networks, estimation and localization in sensor networks, and secure key establishment over wireless channels. More recently, I have been investigating resource allocation issues in cloud computing.

I co-authored the Best Student Paper award at the International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt), April 2005. I also received the Siemens award and Philips award at IIT Madras in 2001 for academic excellence.

Professional Activities:
Associate Editor -- IEEE Network Magazine.
TPC Committee Member -- IEEE INFOCOM 2010, 2009, IEEE WCNC 2009, IEEE ICCCN 2009,2008, IFIP MedHocNet 2009, IEEE MASS 2008, IEEE PIMRC 2008.
Journal Reviewer -- IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing