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Senior Research Scientist
IBM Research


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Professional Associations:  ACM Distinguished Speaker   |  IEEE, Senior Member


Arun is a Senior Research Scientist at IBM Research. His research spans the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), software defined networking (SDN), energy systems and renewable energy.

Arun's work is centred around IoT applications with an emphasis on data-driven analytics for improving the energy-cost footprints of built environments. He is also involved in SDN research and has explored topics such as net neutrality and Internet fast lanes, energy efficiency of the Internet and networks with near-zero buffers.

He has published over 60 refereed papers, is the author of 20 US patents and holds 7 patents.

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  • My research on IoT for buildings featured in IBM Research worldwide research highlights.
  • Arun is the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the ACM e-Energy 2018 conference that was held in Karlsrue, Germany in June 2018.

His work has appeared in premier conferences and journals including ACM e-Energy (2018, 2017, 2015), ACM BuildSys (2015), ACM SIGCOMM CoNEXT (2011), IEEE INFOCOM (2010, 2009), IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS) (2008), IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2017, 2011), IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (2016, 2015, 2014), IEEE Trasactions on Mobile Computing (2015) and IEEE Transactions on Communications (2011).

He has also served on the technical program committee of numerous international conferences such as ACM/IEEE IoTDI (2019), ACM BuildSys (2018, 2017, 2016) IEEE INFOCOM (2017, 2016), IEEE ICNP 2014, and many others.

Arun is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and a Senior Member of IEEE.

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