The University of Massachusetts Amherst

V. Arun


Research areas include computer science areas, broadly described as distributed systems and networking. This includes cloud computing, mobile, wireless, and sensor systems, network security, Internet architecture, Internet-of-Things and applications of these technologies to real-world problems.

Current Research

My current research focuses on several projects in the areas listed above. A representative sample of active grant funded projects I am leading is as follows:

Light-Speed Networking: A research effort aimed at reducing network latencies
to speed-of-light limits in wireless edge networks so as to dramatically
improve ultra-low-latency-sensitive applications such as Augmented Reality,
Virtual Reality, Tactile Networking, etc.

Service Dispersability: A research effort developing a platform enabling online
service providers to massively geo-distribute their services in a manner
requiring little change to legacy applications.

Contextual Communication: A novel communication paradigm enabling agile and
targeted communication based on real-time changing attributes such as people's
geolocation, special needs, preferences, etc.

Hazardous weather warning: A project focusing on establishing a
pre-translational proof-of-concept of the contextual communication technology
for hazardous weather warning.

(5) Other
projects on Internet architecture, vehicular networks, etc.

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Academic Background

  • PhD, Computer Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

  • B.Tech, Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Publications are listed on the lab website below.
A representative publication with deep advances enhancing Internet-of-Things, mobile applications, emergency management applications, healthcare monitoring, etc. can be found here:
Contact Info

College of Information and Computer Sciences
Computer Science Building

140 Governors Drive

Amherst, MA 01003-9292

Office: (413)-545-3651