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Prasanth Ananth

Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Member of Technical Staff

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park.
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park.
  • B.E. in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.

Biography

Prasanth Ananth is a researcher in the Fixed Networks Research Lab at Nokia Bell Labs, where his research presently focuses on technology and architecture innovations to realize future broadband access networks that are converged, virtualized, and programmable. He led the Fixed Access Networks Focus Group in GreenTouch with the mission to improve network energy efficiency between 2013-2015. Previously, he was a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Wireless Networking and Communications Group at the University of Texas at Austin between 2009-2010, and a summer intern in the CTO group at InterDigital in 2005. He received the B.E. degree in electronics and instrumentation engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees both in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Honors and Awards

  • Silver Edison Award in Collective Disruption category for GreenTouch Consortium recognized for its Green Meter research study (2016).
  • Award of Excellence from Alcatel-Lucent for outstanding individual contributions and leadership in GreenTouch (2015).
  • GreenTouch 1000x Award for the Bit-interleaved Passive Optical Network (Bi-PON) project team in recognition for extraordinary contributions towards the GreenTouch mission and improvements in network energy efficiency (2014).
  • Bell Labs Team Award for Bit-interleaved Passive Optical Network (Bi-PON) project team in recognition of outstanding team efforts towards the invention and demonstration of the novel technology (2012).
  • One of the Best of R&D Track papers at SDR Technical Conference and Product Exposition (2010).
  • Finalist for the ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship at University of Maryland (2009).
  • Finalist for the college-level Dean's Doctoral Research Award at University of Maryland (2009).
  • Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award given by University of Maryland’s Center for Teaching Excellence (2008).

Professional Activities

  • Member of IEEE and IEEE Communications Society.
  • Technical Program Committee Member: ICC SAC – Green Communications (2015), PIMRC – MAC and Cross-Layer Design (2014, 2016), GLOBECOM – Cognitive Radio and Networks Symposium (2011, 2012), ICC – Cognitive Radio and Networks Symposium (2011).
  • Journal Peer-Reviewer: IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology (2014), IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2008, 2010), IEEE Transactions on Networking (2010, 2012, 2013), IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2011), Bell Labs Technical Journal (2014).
  • Conference Peer-Reviewer: ISIT (2008-2010, 2012), GLOBECOM (2010), ICC (2010), MILCOM (2012), DySPAN (2010), ASIACRYPT (2009), WCNIS (2010).

Selected Articles and Publications

Journal Publications

  • K. L. Lee, J. Li, C. A. Chan, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, and H. K. Chow, “Energy-efficient technologies for point-to-point fiber access”, Optical Fiber Technology, vol. 26, pp. 71-81, Dec 2015.
  • B. S. G. Pillai, B. Sedighi, K. Guan, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, W. Shieh, K. J. Hinton, and R. S. Tucker, “End-to-end energy modeling and analysis of long-haul coherent transmission systems”, Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 32, no. 18, pp. 3093-3111, Sep 2014.
  • D. Suvakovic, H. Chow, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, D. T. van Veen, A. J. van Wijngaarden, T. Ayhan, C. van Praet, G. Torfs, X. Yin, and P. Vetter, “A low-energy rate-adaptive bit-interleaved passive optical network”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 1552-1565, Aug 2014.
  • J. Li, K. Lee, C. A. Chan, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, N. Dinh, and P. Vetter, “Dynamic power management at the access node and customer premises in point-to-point and time-division optical access”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 1575-1584, Aug 2014.
  • P. Vetter, D. Suvakovic, H. Chow, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, K. Kanonakis, K. L. Lee, F. Saliou, X. Yin, and B. Lannoo, “Energy-efficiency improvements for optical access”, IEEE Communications Magazine, pp. 136-144, Apr 2014.
  • C. Van Praet, H. Chow, D. Suvakovic, D. Van Veen, A. Dupas, R. Boislaigue, R. Farah, M. F. Lau, J. Galaro, G. Qua, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, G. Torfs, X. Yin, and P. Vetter, “Demonstration of low-power bit-interleaving TDM PON”, Optics Express, vol. 20, no. 26, pp. B7-B14, Dec 2012.
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, A. Barg, and I. Dumer, “On the fingerprinting capacity under the marking assumption”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory - special issue on Information-theoretic Security, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 2678-2689, Jun 2008.

Conference Publications

  • J. Hehmann, M. Straub, L. Jentsch, M. Earnshaw, P. Anthapadmanabhan, and T. Pfeiffer, “Remotely powered intelligent splitter monitor for fiber access networks”, European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2015), pp. 1-3, Sep 27-Oct 1, 2015, Valencia, Spain.
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, A. Walid, and T. Pfeiffer, “Mobile fronthaul over latency-optimized time division multiplexed passive optical networks”, IEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop (ICCW 2015), pp. 62-67, 8 Jun 2015, London, UK.
  • B. Sedighi, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, and D. Suvakovic, “Timing errors in LDPC decoding computations with overscaled supply voltage”, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED 2014), pp. 201-206, 11-13 Aug 2014, La Jolla, CA.
  • B. Sedighi, B. S. G. Pillai, and N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, “Transceiver specifications for LDPC-coded OOK optical links”, OptoElectronics and Communication Conference and Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (OECC/ACOFT 2014), pp. 603-605, 6-10 Jul 2014, Melbourne, VIC.
  • J. Li, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, C. A. Chan, K. L. Lee, N. Dinh, and P. Vetter, “Sleep mode mechanism with improved upstream performance for passive optical networks”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2014), pp. 3871-3876, 10-14 Jun 2014, Sydney, NSW.
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, N. Dinh, A. Walid, and A. J. van Wijngaarden, “Analysis of a probing-based cyclic sleep mechanism for passive optical networks”, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2013), pp. 2543-2548, 9-13 Dec 2013, Atlanta, GA.
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, D. Suvakovic, H. Chow, and D. van Veen, “Power scalable descrambling methods for bit-interleaved TDM networks”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2013), 9-13 Jun 2013, Budapest, Hungary.
  • D. Suvakovic, K. Chow, D. van Veen, J. Galaro, B. Farah, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, P. Vetter, A. Dupas, and R. Boislaigue, “Low energy bit-interleaving downstream protocol for passive optical networks”, IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (GreenCom 2012), pp. 104-109, 26-28 Sep 2012.
  • H. Chow, D. Suvakovic, D. Van Veen, A. Dupas, R. Boislaigue, R. Farah, M. F. Lau, J. Galaro, G.  Qua, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, G. Torfs, C. Van Praet, X. Yin, and P. Vetter, “Demonstration of low-power bit-interleaving TDM PON”, European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC 2012), pp. 1-3, 16-20 Sep 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, J. S. Duran, K. Miller, V. Bhargava, T. Inoue, A. Aziz, and S. Vishwanath, “Interference alignment using NI FlexRIO”, SDR 2010 Technical Conference and Product Exposition, pp. 616-621, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2010, Washington, DC (one of the Best of R&D Track papers).
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, E. Soljanin, and S. Vishwanath, “Update-efficient codes for erasure correction”, Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton 2010), pp. 376-382, Sep 29-Oct 1, 2010, Monticello, IL (Invited Paper).
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan and A. Barg, “Two-level fingerprinting: Stronger definitions and code constructions”, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2010), pp. 2528--2532, 13-18 Jun 2010, Austin, TX.
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan and A. M. Makowski, “On the absence of isolated nodes in wireless ad-hoc networks with unreliable links -- A curious gap”, IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2010), pp. 1-9, 14-19 Mar 2010, San Diego, CA.
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan and A. Barg, “Two-level fingerprinting codes”, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2009), pp. 2261-2265, Jun 28-Jul 3, 2009, Seoul, Korea.
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan and A. Barg, “Randomized frameproof codes: Fingerprinting plus validation minus tracing”, Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS 2008), pp. 365-369, 19-21 Mar 2008, Princeton, NJ.
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, A. Barg, and I. Dumer, “Fingerprinting capacity under the marking assumption”, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2007), pp. 706-710, 24-29 Jun 2007, Nice, France.
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan and A. Barg, “Random binary fingerprinting codes for arbitrarily sized coalitions”, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2006), pp. 351-355, 9-14 Jul 2006, Seattle, WA.

Research White Papers

  •  “GreenTouch architecture, technologies, and Green Meter assessment for fixed access networks: Improving the energy efficiency of residential fixed access networks by more than 250x by 2020”, GreenTouch white paper, Mar 2016.
  • “GreenTouch final results from Green Meter study: Reducing the net energy consumption in communications networks by up to 98% by 2020”, GreenTouch white paper, Aug 2015.

Invited Talks

  • “Energy-efficient fixed access networks”, ICC 2015 Panel Session on ‘Can we ensure the long term sustainability of the internet?’, Jun 2015.
  • “Energy efficiency improvements for optical access networks studied in GreenTouch”, OFC 2015 Workshop on High Capacity, Scalable, and Energy-efficient Networks, Mar 2015.
  • “Interference alignment”, NIWeek Worldwide Graphical System Design Conference, Aug 2010.
  • “Codes for secure content distribution”, Information Theory and Applications Center, University of California, San Diego, Mar 2010.
  • “Codes for secure content distribution”, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Mar 2010.
  • “Two-level fingerprinting codes”, Information Theory and Applications Workshop, Graduation Day Talk, Feb 2009.

Patents

  • B. S. G. Pillai, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, D. Suvakovic, and H. Chow, “Method and apparatus for forward error correction in a communication network”, US patent application, filed by Alcatel-Lucent, Mar 2016.
  • B. Sedighi, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, and D. Suvakovic, “Low power low-density parity-check decoding”, US patent applications 14/615686 and 14/615717, filed by Alcatel-Lucent, Feb 2015.
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, J. Hehmann, and M. Straub, “Apparatus and method for optical-network monitoring”, US patent application 14/502535, filed by Alcatel-Lucent, Sep 2014.
  • N. Dinh, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, and A. Walid, “Optical network element and method of operating an optical network element”, EU patent application 14290001.8, filed by Alcatel-Lucent, Jan 2014.
  • J. Li, N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, C. A. Chan, K. Lee, and N. Dinh, “Method and apparatus for managing data transmission in a communication network”, US patent application 14/041945, filed by Alcatel-Lucent, Sep 2013.
  • N. P. Anthapadmanabhan, H. Chow, D. Suvakovic, and D. Van Veen, “Method and apparatus for processing bit-interleaved data traffic in a communication network”, US patent application 13/853754, filed by Alcatel-Lucent, Mar 2013.