Dr. Sivakumar grew up in Chennai, India and attended Anna University where he earned the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science in 1996.
He then moved to Champaign, Illinois to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1998 and 2000 respectively. Following this, he joined the ECE department at Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor in August 2000.
His hobbies include jogging, playing badminton, and learning to play the piano.
- Computer Networks
- Wireless Networks
- Mobile Computing
- Network Quality of Service
- David Kuck Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis (2000, University of Illinois)
- Poppelbaum Award for Excellence in Creative Research and Academic Merit (2000, University of Illinois)
- Mavis Memorial Award Scholarship for Excellence in Teaching and Research (1999,University of Illinois)
- David Kuck Award for Outstanding Master's Thesis (1998,University of Illinois)
- Member: Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (1998, University of Illinois)
- University Gold Medal for standing first across students in all disciplines (1996, Anna University)
V. Bharghavan, T. Kim, R. Sivakumar, N. Venkitaraman: "International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems," 2000.
V. Bharghavan, S. Han, R. Sivakumar: "A Scalable Architecture for Active Networks," IEEE Conference on Open Architectures and Network Programming, March, 2000.
V. Bharghavan, P. Sinha, R. Sivakumar: "CEDAR: a Core Extraction Distributed Ad hoc Routing Algorithm," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 1654-1665, August, 1999.
V. Bharghavan, B. Das, R. Sivakumar: "Spine Based Routing in Ad hoc Networks," ACM/Baltzer Cluster Computing Journal, Special Issue on Mobile Computing, vol. 1, pp. 237-248, November, 1998.
Last revised February 12, 2018