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A portrait photo of Dr. Rudra Dutta

I am a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering, and the Masters in Computer Networking Program; at North Carolina State UniversityRaleighNorth Carolina.

My contact information is below. Email is the best way to get in touch. Sadly, I am not plugged into most social media. I do have a LinkedIn account ! I typically use it to connect with people I have had specific individual contact with, IRL. I do try to keep the “Recent News” page on this website a bit more frequently updated than I can for the rest of this website.

Contact Info


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Office: Room 2402-C, Engineering Building – III (EB3), Centennial Campus

Mailing Address (USPS) :

Department of Computer Science
NC State University
Campus Box 8206
Raleigh, NC 27695-8206

Shipping Address (UPS, FedEx, …) :

Department of Computer Science
NC State University
890 Oval Drive
Room 3320, Engineering Building – II
Raleigh, NC 27606

Brief Bio

Rudra Dutta was born in Kolkata, India, in 1968. After completing elementary schooling in Kolkata, he received a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, in 1991, a M.E. in Systems Science and Automation from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 1993, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA, in 2001. From 1993 to 1997 he worked for IBM as a software developer and programmer in various networking related projects. He has been employed from 2001 – 2007 as Assistant Professor, from 2007 – 2013 as Associate Professor, and since 2013 as Professor, in the department of Computer Science at the North Carolina State University, Raleigh. As of Fall, 2018, he is serving as Associate Department Head. His current research interests focus on design and performance optimization of large networking systems, Internet architecture, wireless networks, and network analytics. He is a senior member of IEEE and a distinguished member (distinguished engineer) of ACM.

He is the author of more than a hundred papers, including some of the most cited papers in virtual topology design and traffic grooming in optical network design. His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, the National Security Agency, and industry, most recently including a $24M PAWR grant from NSF, for the AERPAW project that is creating a national drones/wireless testbed in an extended outdoor area. He has served as a reviewer for many premium journals, on NSF, DoE, ARO, and NSERC (Canada) review panels, as part of the organizing committee of many premium conferences, most recently as General Co-Chair for the IEEE Sarnoff Symposium in 2019. He previously served on the editorial boards of the Elsevier Journal of Optical Switching and Networking, and the Springer Photonic Communication Networks journal, for several years.

He is married, has two children and lives in Cary, North Carolina. His sister and her family live in Kolkata, India.