Swarup Acharya (Swarup)
Multiservice Networking Software Research
Lucent Technologies Inc.
Murray Hill, NJ 07974
908 582-4321 (voice)
908 582-4092 (fax)
I manage the Multiservice Networking Software Research group at Bell
Labs. It is part of the Integrated Networks Research Department in the
Networking Research Division. The group's charter is to perform
research and build software technologies to enhance Lucent's optical
networking, data networking and services portfolio.
My broad research interests include:
- IP and Optical networks
- Next-gen SONET/SDH , Next-gen Ethernet
- MPLS, GMPLS, VPLS, Traffic Engineering
- Data and Optical Control Plane technologies, Data-over-optical
- IPTV and New Content Delivery Technologies
- Network Managment
- Mobile and wireless computing
- Database systems, Internet infrastructure
We actively work with Business Units to transfer technologies developed
by the group into Lucent products. Many of our recent collaborations
stem from our research in the Möbius project.
Some key contributions include:
Optical Network Navigator
System (ONNS) [2001- ongoing]
: ONNS is Lucent's GMPLS-style optical control
plane for LambdaUniteTM Multiservice switch. This
collaboration with the ONG BU spans nearly all aspects of control
plane design and development. The specific contribution to the Network
Engineering module with Bandwidth
Defragmentation functionality (unique in the industry for
control planes) recently received the Bell
Labs Teamwork award. ONNS has been deployed till date in both North
American and international
Provisioning Manager (NPM) [2003-04]:
We contributed the design and code for the MPLS provisioning
module for NPM
helping upgrade it from an ATM/DSL network
manager in response to the Lucent-Juniper partnership in the data
networking space. This
collaboration led to support for innovative routing and traffic
engineering algorithms in NPM and this effort also received
the Bell Labs Teamwork award.
Daily carried an article on some of these innovations.
Bandwith Recovery Service [2003-04]:
Based on trasport network optimization research, the
Lucent services unit LWS created the Optical
Bandiwdth Recovery service to help service
providers recover "stranded bandwidth" from their networks and in
general, "clean up" central office networks. Till date, this
service had undergone numerous trials with US and international
Services Manager [2000-01]:
I lead the team that designed and developed
Optical Services Manager/OSM (aka SoftWave inside Bell Labs), the
network management system for WaveStar
(ex-)All-Optical Switch. OSM delivered novel
features such as point-n-click provisioning, mesh restoration and
Optical VPNs. As part of the LambdaRouter project, this team received
the Bell Labs President's Gold Award
- Ph.D & Sc.M: Dept. of Computer Science, Brown University.
- My thesis introduced Broadcast Disks,
a framework for data dissemination in broadcast/mobile environments.
first paper on Broadcast Disks,
in SIGMOD '95 has 200+ reference till date and is in many all-time
most cited paper categories (per Citeseer):
- Top-100 most cited computer science publications of 1995.
- Top-20 most cited paper in Wireless
Networking. In addition, three other papers on Broadcast Disks are
in the Top-100 papers in wireless networking.
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