Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 2000
M.S. Biomedical Engineering,Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 1996
Marina Thottan is Director of Network Intelligence and Control Systems Research Group in Bell Labs Research, Alcatel-Lucent. She joined Bell Labs Research in 1999, and has contributed to a wide variety of projects, including Online Gaming, Content Distribution, Routing protocols, Data over Optical networks, High Speed Router Design, Network Management and Anomaly Detection. Most recently she has been leading work on Software Defined Networks (SDN), Reliability of SDN networks and Smart Grid Communication Networks and Analytics. Her contributions were recognized by two Bell Labs Teamwork Awards.
Marina received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rensselaer in 2000. She has published over 50 papers in scientific journals, book chapters and conferences and holds several patents in the area of network management, interactive network applications, routing algorithms, data analytics and network architectures. She is co-author of the book “Communication Networks for Smart Grids: Making Smart Grids Real” and has also Co-edited a book on “Algorithms for Next Generation Networks”. Marina is currently leading a Data Analytics project with EPB of Chattanooga. She and her team have also consulted with both domestic and international utilities on smart grid network transformation.
IEEE South Jersey Chapter Best Speaker Award 2008
Bell Labs Team Work Award (IRIS) 2007
Bell Labs Team Work Award (NetProbe: VoIP Monitoring) 2006
Bell Labs Team Work Award (Mobius, NetProvisioner and NPM Cross functional team) 2004
Rensselaer Founders Award of Excellence 1998
“Communication Networks for Smart Grids – Making Smart Grid Real”, K. Budka, J. Deshpande and M. Thottan. Springer Series on Computer Communications and Networks” 2013
“Algorithms for Next Generation Networks Springer Series on Computer Communications and Networks”, G. Cormode and M. Thottan, 2010
V. Sivaraman, A. Vishwanath, M. Thottan, C. Dovrolis, “Routers and Networks with Near-Zero Buffers”, chapter in the book “Routers: Types, Security, and Networks”, Nova Science Publishers, in press, accepted Feb 2010.
M. Thottan, G. Liu, C. Ji, “ Anomaly Detection Approaches for Communication Networks”, chapter in the book “Algorithms for Next Generation Networks”, Springer-Verlag Publishers, Series on Computer Communications and Networks Series. March 2010.