Murray Hill, NJ, USA

Milind Madhav Buddhikot

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS)


In my research career spanning 22+ years, I have made significant contributions, scientifically as well as to the business aspects of wireless, IP and multimedia networking. I have established a distinguished track record showcasing (1) ability to identify critical, impactful research topics ahead of their time, (2) ingenuity and insights to find innovative solutions, (3) skills to build teams and find needed resources, and (4) focus, hard work and perseverance to take ideas from concepts to novel prototype solutions that can lead to technology transfer.  

My areas of expertise include wireless networks, large scale networked systems, video communications, network security and mobile and cloud computing. My recent work is in the area of high capacity wireless networks, in particular small cells that exploit shared spectrum via dynamic spectrum access (DSA) technologies. My past work has been in areas of all-wireless mesh networks, mobile routers, 802.11/3G integration gateways, video streaming and caching servers, edge routers and security protocols. I have authored 45+ technical papers and hold 15 US or international patents. According to Google Scholar, my research publications have recorded 4400+ citations and are well recognized within the community.  More importantly, my research has correctly predicted new technology directions well ahead in time. For example, two concepts I pioneered and researched, namely the concept of database coordinated dynamic spectrum access (2004) and ultra-broadband small cells using shared spectrum (2009) have now emerged as promising new technology and spectrum policy directions.

I have been co-founder and chief architect of two wireless technology ventures and have successfully transitioned assets created in my research projects to business divisions. For my contributions to Bell Labs and Alcatel-Lucent, I have received Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (2012) award, Lucent Chairman Award (2006) and Bell Labs President's Innovation Award (2003). I am also a co-founder of a premier IEEE conference (IEEE DySPAN) and have served on editorial boards of IEEE/ACM Journal of Networking and Elsevier's Computer Networks Journal. I have served on numerous US National Science Foundation (NSF) panels and secured 1.2+ million dollars in research funding. I have frequently delivered invited presentations and tutorials on future technology directions to audiences in top-tier research forums and trade shows and to business customers world-wide.


D.Sc. in Computer Science (1998)
Department of Computer Science, Washington University in St. Louis

M.Tech. in Communication Engineering (1988)
Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), Bombay (Mumbai), India

Professional activites

Selected articles and publications

  • M. Buddhikot, “Towards a Virtual Cellular Network in Variable Grade Spectrum: Challenges and Opportunities,”(invited paper), ACM Mobicom 2013, Oct 2013.
  • S.  Sen, T. Zhang, M.  Buddhikot, S. Banerjee, D. Samardzija and S. Walker, A Dual Technology Femto Cell Architecture for Robust Communication using Whitespaces (Best Paper Award), Proceedings of IEEE DySPAN 2012, Seattle, Oct 16-19, 2012.
  • M. Buddhikot, “Understanding Dynamic Spectrum Access: Models, Taxonomy and Challenges,” Proceedings of IEEE DySPAN 2007, Dublin, Ireland, April, 2007.
  • M. Buddhikot, P. Kolodzy, S. Miller, K. Ryan and  J. Evans, “DIMSUMnet: New Directions in Wireless Networking Using Coordinated Dynamic Spectrum Access,” (Position Paper)IEEE  International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (IEEE WoWMoM 2005),Taromina/Giardini Naxos, Italy, June, 2005.
  • U. K.  Paul, M. Buddhikot  and S. R.  Das,  Opportunistic Traffic Scheduling in Cellular Data Networks, Proceedings of IEEE DySPAN 2012, Bellevue, Washington, Oct 2012.
  • U. Paul, A. P. Subramanian, M. Buddhikot and Samir R. Das, “Understanding Traffic Dynamics in Cellular Data Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM 2011, Shanghai, China.
  • G. Fusco, M. Buddhikot, H. Gupta, and S. Venkatesan, “Finding Green Spots and Turning the Spectrum Dial: Novel Techniques for Green Mobile Wireless Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE DySPAN 2011 pg. 613-617, May 2011.
  • K. Ramachandran, E. Belding, K. Almeroth, and M. Buddhikot, “Interference Aware Channel Assignment in Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks,” IEEE Infocom,Barcelona, Spain, April, 2006.
  • K. Ramachandran, M. Buddhikot, G. Chandranmenon, S. Miller, E. Belding-Royer, K. Almeroth, “On the Design of Infrastructure Mesh Networks,Proceedings of  First IEEE Workshop on Wireless Mesh Networks,Santa Clara, CA, August, 2005.
  • M. Buddhikot, G. Chandranmenon, S. J. Han, Y. W. Lee, S. Miller and L. Salgarelli, “Integration of 802.11 and Third Generation Wirelesss Data Networks,”Proceedings of IEEE Infocom 2003, San Francisco, CA, April, 2003.
  • M. Buddhikot, A. Hari, K. Singh and S. Miller,  MobileNAT: A New Technique for Mobility Across Heterogeneous Address Spaces, Proceedings of First ACM International Workshop on Mobile Applications and Services in HotSpots(WMASH)  (in conjunction with ACM Mobicom 2003), Sept 2003


  1. Method and system for spectrum management, US Patent 8,532,045
  2. Dynamic Resource Sharing among Cellular Networks,US Patent US 8620383 B2
  3. Method and Apparatus of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing In Cellular Network, US 20130295946 A1
  4. Interference aware routing in multi-radio wireless mesh networks, US Patent 8,532,023
  5. Method and apparatus for providing IP mobility and IP routing in ad hoc wireless networks, US Patent 8,374,124, European Patent EP 211708
  6. Apparatus and method for practical and efficient broadcast in mobile ad hoc networks,US Patent 8,042,017
  7. Method and system for mobility across heterogeneous address spaces, US Patent 7630341, US 8451797
  8. Mobility access gateway, US Patent 7562393, US Patent 833914
  9. Integrated web cache, US Patent 749940, US 8174982
  10.  Method And System For Data Layout And Replacement In Distributed Steaming Caches On The Internet, US Patent 6999988
  11.  Method And System For Data Layout And Replacement In Distributed Streaming Caches On A Network, US Patent  7085843
  12.  Scheme for Authentication and Dynamic Key Exchange, US Patent 7231521,  US 8140845
  13.  Method and System for Mobility Across Heterogeneous Address Spaces, US Patent 7453852
  14. Method And Apparatus for Authenticating Nodes in a Wireless Network, European Patent granted in Germany, France, Great Britain, EP2196043
  15. Method of  Identifying A Transmitting Device,  Patent granted in South Korea KR101190537and in  Europe EP 2,311,279

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS), January 2012
  • Bell Labs Ireland Resident Scientist Visitor Program (RSVP) Visitor, June 2007
  • Lucent Chairman Award  ("Creative Force, Generate Profitable Growth" Strategic Area of Focus) - A Team Award, Feb 2006
  • Bell Labs Presidents Silver Award for Year 2003 for Outstanding Innovation
  • Central Bell Labs Teamwork Award for Year 2003
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Research on Traffic Dynamics and Resource Management in Cellular Networks
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Research on Coordinated Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks 
  • National Science Foundation Grant for Developing "Wireless Open Research  Kit" (WORKIT)
  • National Science Foundation Grant on Market Driven Dynamic Spectrum Sharing
  • 11 U.S. or International Patents