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Alagar, Sridhar

Dr. Sridhar Alagar

Senior Lecturer

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas.
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • B.Sc. in Physics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India

Research Interests:

  • Distributed Systems
  • Networks
  • Data Structures, Algorithms, and Programming

Major Honors and Awards:

  • Method and system for bi-directional path switched network (with co-inventors), United States Patent 7046619, May 16, 2006
  • Telecommunications network distributed restoration method and system (with co-inventors), United States Patent 6512740, January 28, 2003.
  • Telecommunications network distributed restoration method and system (with co-inventors), United States Patent 6507561, January 14, 2003.
  • System and method for restricted reuse of intact portions of failed paths (with co-inventors), United States Patent 6496476, December 17, 2002
  • Method of coordinating the respective operations of different restoration processes (with co-inventors), United States Patent 6456589, September 24, 2002

Representative Publications:

  • Techniques to Tackle State Explosion in Global Predicate Detection (with S. Venkatesan), IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), Volume 27, Number 8 August 2001, pp 704–714.
  • An Optimal Quasi-Path Restoration in Backbone Networks (with V. Jain, S. Baig, and S. Venkatesan), Proceedings of Thirteenth International Conference on Systems Engineering (ICSEng), Las Vegas, August 1999
  • Dynamic Sub-Second Restoration in WDM Networks (with R. Jaganathan, F. Masetti, and M. Garnot), IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), July 1998
  • Centralized vs Distributed Restoration (with R. Jaganathan, F. Masetti, M. Garnot, and S. Venkatesan), Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)., November 1998.
  • Causal Ordering in Distributed Mobile Systems (with S. Venkatesan), IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), March 1997.
  • Crash Recovery without Changing Application Messages (with S. Venkatesan and T.Y. Juang), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), March 1997.

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