Rudra Dutta was born in Kolkata, India, in 1968. After completing elementary schooling in Kolkata, he received a B.E. in Electricial Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, 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 was employed from 2001-2007 as Assistant Professor, from 2007-2013 as Associate Professor, and has been employed since 2013 as Professor, in the department of Computer Science at the North Carolina State University, Raleigh. During the summer of 2005, he was a visiting researcher at the IBM WebSphere Technology Institute in RTP, NC, USA. He is married, has two children and lives in Cary, North Carolina with his family. His sister's family live in Kolkata, India.

His current research interests focus on design and performance optimization of large networking systems, Internet and IoT architecture, software defined networks, and network analytics.  His research has been supported recently by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, and industry, including an active JUNO (Japan-US Networking Opportunity) grant from NSF. 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, including Program Co-chair for the Second International Workshop on Traffic Grooming, Program Chair for the Optical Networking Symposium at IEEE Globecom 2008, General Chair of IEEE ANTS 2010, and TPC Co-Chair of IEEE Sarnoff Symposium 2017. He served on the editorial boards of the Elsevier Journal of Optical Switching and Networking, and the Springer Photonic Communication Networks journal, and served as guest editor of a special issue on Green Networking and Communications of OSN.  At NCSU, he serves on the MentorRings program, on the University Standing Committee on Extensions, Engagement, and Economic Development, and is currenty serving on the nomination committee for the Computer Science Department Head search.

Research Areas

  • Data Sciences and Analytics
  • Embedded and Real-Time Systems
  • Networking and Performance Evaluation


•    Ph.D., Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, August 2001.
“Virtual Topology Design for Traffic Grooming in WDM Networks”, Advisor: George N Rouskas
•    M.Engg System Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, January 1993.
“Extended Back-Propagation Algorithm for Training Multi-Layer Perceptrons”, Advisor: M N Murthy
•    B.Engg., Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, July 1991.
“Artificial Neural Networks: A Study of Match Region Non-Convexity”, Advisor: Tapan K Ghoshal

Fall Courses

  • CSC 570-001 LEC Computer Networks   TTh 11:45am-1:00pm   Room: 2207 Engineering Building 3

  • CSC 570-601 LEC Computer Networks      Room: Distance Education-Internet

  • CSC 801-002 PRB Sem Computer Sci   F 1:55pm-4:40pm   Room: 1226 Engineering Building 2


  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Engineer - 2016
  • IEEE Senior Member - 2015


Recent publications (for full list see my own website):