Anwar Walid

Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Head of Mathematics of Systems Research Department


  • Columbia University, New York: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.
  • New York University: B.S. and M.S.  in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize
  •  IEEE Fellow
  • Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
  • Elected member of IFIP Working Group 7.3
  • Elected member of Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)

Professional Activities

  • General Chair, 2018 IEEE/ACM Conference on Connected Health (CHASE)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Cloud Computing Journal 
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Network Magazine
  • Co-Chair of Technical program, INFOCOM 2012
  • Associate Editor, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN) (2009-2014)
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC)
  • Served on steering committees, program committees, or as Area Chair of numerous IEEE and ACM conferences related to Networking: IEEE Infocom, ACM SIGCOMM, ACM SIGMETRICS, IEEE/ACM Symposium on Quality of Service, IEEE Distributed Computing Systems, etc.

Selected Articles and Publications

  • Outage-Storage Tradeoff in Frequency Regulation for the Smart Grid with Renewables, K. Yang and A. Walid. Journal of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, VOL. 4, NO. 1, MARCH 2013.
  • Efficient and Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation for Non-Status Reporting GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network), A. Walid and A. Chen. Submitted for publication, 2013.
  • Energy-Efficient Flow Control, Lingwen Gan, Anwar Walid and Steven Low.ACM SIGMETRICS 2012.
  • Self-Adaptive Dynamic bandwidth Allocation for GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network), A. Walid and A. Chen, Bell Labs Technical Journal, Volume 15, Number 3, December 2010.
  • Distributed Caching Algorithms for Content Distribution Networks, V. Gupta, S. Borst and A. Walid, IEEE INFOCOM 2010.
  • Design of Network Protection using Network Coding, S. Aly, A. Kamal and A. Walid, IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), 2010.
  • Self-Organizing Algorithms for Cache Cooperation in Content Distribution Networks, S. Borst, V. Gupta and A. Walid, Bell Labs Technical Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2009, pp. 113-125.
  • An Analytical Model for Provisioning of Emerging Personalized Content Distribution Services, S. Borst, I. Saniee and A. Walid, 21th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), Paris, 2009.
  • On Server Dimensioning for Hybrid Content Distribution Networks, I. Rimac, A. Walid and S. Borst, 8th International Conference on P2P Computing P2P'08, Aachen, Germany.
  • Cooperative Data-Optical Internetworking: Distributed Multi-Layer Optimization, A. Elwalid, D. Mitra and Q. Wang, IEEE INFOCOM 2005.
  • Packet Path Assurance for IP Networks, S. Makowski, A. Walid and I. Widjaja, Bell Labs Technical Journal, 11:1, 2008, pp. 99-106.


  1. "Virtual machine placement in a cloud-based network,"
    U.S. Patent Number 9286134, March 2016.
  2. "Cache management system and method and content distribution system incorporating the same,"
    U.S. Patent Number 8949161, February 2015.
  3. "Tone advisor, a tone assisting system and a method of associating tones with callers,"
    U.S. Patent Number 9185239, November 2015.
  4. "Allocating Upstream Bandwidth in an Optical Communication Network,"
    U.S. Patent Number 9148243, September 2015.
  5. "Intelligent Media Gateway Selection For Multimedia Communication Sessions,"
    U.S. Patent Number 8937957, January 2015.
  6. "Dynamic bandwidth adjustment of a link in a data network,"
    U.S. Patent Number 8797852, August 2014.
  7. "System and method for prioritizing session initiation protocol (SIP) messages,"
    U.S. Patent Number 7660321, February 2010.
  8. "Hybrid optical and data networks,"
    U.S. Patent Number 7466916, December 2008.
  9. "System and method of network traffic assignment on multiple parallel links between IP/MPLS routers,"
    U.S. Patent Number 7352747, April 2008.
  10. "Packet scheduling in a communication network with statistical multiplexing of service classes,"
    U.S. Patent Number 6567415, May 2003.
  11. "Adaptive processor scheduler and method for Reservation Protocol message processing,"
    U.S. Patent Number 6353616, March 2002.
  12. "Traffic shaper for network nodes and method thereof,"
    U.S. Patent Number 5978356, November 1999.
  13. "Method for admission control and routing by allocating network resources in network nodes,"
    U.S. Patent Number 5838663, November 1998.
  14. "Method for integrated congestion control in networks,"
    U.S. Patent Number 5,646,943, July 1997.