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 father and his sister's family live in Kolkata, India.

His current research interests focus on design and performance optimization of large networking systems, Internet architecture, wireless networks, and network analytics.  His research is supported currently by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, and industry, including a recent GENI grant and a FIA 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, and General Chair of IEEE ANTS 2010. He serves 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. He is currently serving as Tutorials Co-Chair of the Sarnoff Symposium, 2015.

Research Areas

  • Algorithms and Theory of Computation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Sciences and Analytics
  • Embedded and Real-Time Systems
  • Networking and Performance Evaluation

Spring Courses

  • CSC 453-001 LEC Sftwr Wrls Snsrs   MW 10:15am-11:30am   Room: 1226 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 591-017 LEC SP Topic CSC - Software Defined Networking   MW 11:45am-1:00pm   Room: 1226 Engineering Building 2

  • CSC 791-017 LEC Advncd Topics CSC - Software Defined Networking   MW 11:45am-1:00pm   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):