Dipankar Raychaudhuri

Director, WINLAB | Distinguished Professor, ECE, Rutgers University



Dipankar Raychaudhuri "Ray" is Distinguished Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Director, WINLAB (Wireless Information Network Lab) at Rutgers University. As WINLAB's Director, he is responsible for an internationally recognized industry-university research center specializing in wireless technology. He is the principal investigator for several large multi-institutional projects supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) including: the “MobilityFirst” future Internet architecture (FIA) project, and the "ORBIT" open-access wireless network testbed. Dr. Raychaudhuri is also active in technology entrepreneurship and is a technical advisor to several government organizations and companies. Significant new technology contributions during his career include satellite data networks, HDTV, high-speed wireless LAN, ATM-based broadband technologies, cognitive radio, content delivery networks, the ORBIT radio grid testbed, and mobile Internet architectures & protocols.

Dr. Raychaudhuri has previously held corporate R&D positions in the telecom/networking industry including: Chief Scientist, Iospan Wireless (2000-01), Assistant General Manager & Dept Head-Systems Architecture, NEC USA C&C Research Laboratories (1993-99) and Head, Broadband Communications Research, Sarnoff Corp (1990-92). He obtained his B.Tech (Hons) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1976 and the M.S. and Ph.D degrees from SUNY, Stony Brook in 1978, 79. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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Research Activities


Director of WINLAB (Wireless Information Network Laboratory, an industry-university cooperative research center with partnerships are aimed at developing the architectural and technical underpinnings for the emerging mobile Internet. Current research scope includes dynamic spectrum, software radio technology, next-generation wireless systems (5G), future Internet architecture, privacy/security, Internet-of-Things (IoT), vehicular communications and human-computer interface.

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Principal Investigator for the ORBIT Radio Grid supported by the National Science Foundation as a community research testbed for the study of next-generation wireless networks. ORBIT is an open testbed which provides access to ~400 radio nodes (~50 software defined radios), programmable routing, switching & computing resources. ORBIT has been in continuous use since 2005, and is currently being upgraded to incorporate LTE and cloud radio access network (CRAN).


Principal Investigator for the multi-institutional MobilityFirst future Internet architecture (FIA) and FIA-NP (FIA next phase) project supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which started in 2010 and renewed in 2014. The MobilityFirst project aims to design and validate at clean-slate network architecture responsive to the needs of mobile devices associated with use cases such as 5G mobile data, Internet-of-Things, mobile edge cloud, vehicular networks and emergency response.


Recently completed the SAVANT project on dynamic spectrum management using networked cooperation between collocated wireless systems (collaboration with Prof. Jen Rexford, Princeton Univ.). The architecture introduces a protocol interface for wireless networks to exchange radio MAP information and to jointly set operating parameters minimizing interference. SAVANT technique applied to the WiFi/LTE coexistence demonstrated significant performance boost.


Developing a research program on mobile edge cloud systems. Work in this area includes a joint Japan-US (JUNO) project funded by NSF on the design of a virtual mobile cloud network (vMCN) for low-latency cyber-physical applications such as augmented reality. Results include the named-object virtual network (NOVN) which leverages the naming and global name resolution service (GNRS) of MF providing native support of application-specific virtual networks with customized routing.



WINLAB Team led by Ms. Parishad Karimi wins Best Paper Award at the 2nd International Workshop on Research Advancements in Future Networking Technologies (RAFNET) at the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC'2017)

Faculty of the Year Award, Rutgers School of Engineering (2017)

IEEE Donald J. Fink Best Paper Award (2014)

Selected Talks/Papers

Future Directions in Wireless Talk at LINCS Annual Workshop, June 2017, Paris

IoT Architecture & Requirements Talk at NGMN Vertical Meeting, Feb, 2016, San Jose, CA

Future Internets Escape the Simulator in CACM June 2015

5G Mobile Networks Talk at IEEE 5G Forum, Priceton, NJ, May 2015

MobilityFirst Protocol Design Paper, ACM MC2R, 2012