R. Srikant

Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
107 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801

Primary Research Area

  • Communications - Communication networks

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Ph.D. Electrical Engineering University of Illinois 1991

Research Statement

I like to design algorithms for solving problems in the areas of communication networks, social networks, cloud computing and machine learning, using mathematical tools from probability, optimization, control theory and game theory.

Research Interests

  • Communication Networks
  • Machine Learning
  • Cloud Computing
  • Stochastic Networks
  • Game Theory
  • Stochastic Control
  • Information Theory

Research Areas

  • Communication networks
  • Dynamic games and decision theory
  • Random processes
  • Stochastic systems and control

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

  • R. Srikant and L. Ying, Communication Networks: An Optimization, Control and Stochastic Networks Perspective, Cambridge University Press, 2014
  • S. Shakkottai and R. Srikant, Network Optimization and Control, NoW Publishers Foundations and Trends in Networking, 2007
  • R. Srikant, Mathematics of Internet Congestion Control, Birkhauser, 2004

Journal Editorships

Editor-in-Chief, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, since June 2013


  • Distinguished Alumnus, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 2015
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Communications Society, 2011-2012
  • Associate, Center for Advanced Study, UIUC, 2008-2009
  • Fellow, IEEE, 2006

Teaching Honors

  • Engineering council award for excellence in advising (top 10% of engineering advisors) (March 2003)
  • List of teachers ranked as excellent (Fall 2002, Spring 2004, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012*, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014)

Research Honors

  • 2015 IEEE INFOCOM Best Paper Award (coauthors: Lei Ying and Xiaohan Kang)
  • 2015 IEEE INFOCOM Achievement Award
  • Shimemura Young Author Prize (coauthor: S. Kunniyur), Asian Control Conference, 2002
  • NSF Career Award, 1997

Courses Taught