Dr. Biplab Sikdar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Prior to joining the National University of Singapore in 2013, he was an Assistant Professor from 2001 to 2007, and an Associate Professor from 2007 to 2013 in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA. He received his B. Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India, M. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA in 1996, 1998 and 2001, respectively. He held a Verifone Fellowship during his studies in IIT Kanpur and was awarded the Charles M. Close doctoral award at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Sikdar has held visiting professor appointments at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, University of Sydney, Australia, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and Kansai University, Japan. He has also been awarded the Tan Chin Tuan fellowship from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, the Leiv Eiriksson fellowship from the Research Council of Norway, and the Japan society for Promotion of Science fellowship.
Dr. Sikdar’s area of expertise is in the broad area of computer networks. His research interests include wireless MAC protocols, transport protocols, network security and queuing theory. He has worked extensively on various aspects of network protocols including routing, peer-to-peer, and transport protocols for wired networks, medium access control (MAC) protocols for wireless networks, and information gathering and dissemination protocols for energy constrained ad-hoc wireless and sensor networks. His research project on biologically motivated models for computer networks was given a CAREER award by the National Science Foundation (USA) in 2004 and his work on detecting session hijacks in wireless networks won the best paper award at IEEE GLOBECOM 2008. His research has been funded by both government and industry including Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, USA, National Science Foundation, USA, Intel Corporation, WiMAX Forum, New York Power Authority, USA, Ministry of Education, Singapore and Microsoft Corporation. He has also held consulting positions with WiMAX Forum and Microsoft Corporation. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and has previously served on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications. Dr. Sikdar is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and a senior member of IEEE.