Shivendra Panwar, Professor and Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Director, CATT

hivendra S. Panwar is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1981, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1983 and 1986, respectively.

He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York, Brooklyn (now Polytechnic Institute of New York University). He is currently the Director of the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT), and the Faculty Director of the NY City Media Lab. He spent the summer of 1987 as a Visiting Scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, and has been a Consultant to AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ. His research interests include the performance analysis and design of networks. Current work includes cooperative wireless networks, switch performance and multimedia transport over networks.

He has served as the Secretary of the Technical Affairs Council of the IEEE Communications Society. He is a co-editor of two books, Network Management and Control, Vol. II, and Multimedia Communications and Video Coding, both published by Plenum. He has also co-authored TCP/IP Essentials: A Lab based Approach, published by the Cambridge University Press. He was awarded, along with Shiwen Mao, Shunan Lin and Yao Wang, the IEEE Communication Society’s Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the Field of Communication Systems for 2004. He won, along with Zhengye Liu, Yanming Shen, Keith Ross, and Yao Wang, the IEEE Multimedia Communications Best Paer Award for 2011. He is an IEEE Fellow.


University of Massachusetts, 1986

Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Massachusetts, 1983

Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology , 1981

Bachelor of Technology, Electrical Engineering


AT&T Bell Labs

Visiting Scientist

From: June 1989 to August 1989

IBM Research

Visiting Scientist

From: June 1987 to August 1987


TCP/IP Essentials: A Lab-Based Approach
Shivendra S. Panwar, Shiwen Mao, Jeong-dong Ryoo, Yihan Li
Cambridge University Press, 2004 (Chinese Edition also available)

Network Analysis (final title yet to be determined)
Shivendra S. Panwar, Shiwen Mao, Yihan Li
Cambridge University Press (under contract)

Multimedia Communications and Video Coding (The Language of Science)
edited by Henry Bertoni, Seung-Pil Kim, Shivendra S. Panwar, Yao Wang
Plenum Publishing Co., 1996

Chapter on Data Networks (invited), in the
Electronic Engineers’ Handbook
edited by D. Christiansen, Fourth Edition
McGraw Hill, Inc.

Network Management and Control, Vol. 2
edited by Ivan Frisch, Manu Malek, Shivendra S.Panwar
Springer Science+Business Media, 1994