Staff Directory

Deepankar Medhi

(703) 292-2935
E 10327
Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)
CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI)
CNS: CNS Core (CNS Core)
Computer and Information Science and Engineering Minority-Serving Institutions Research Expansion Program (CISE-MSI Program)
Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (Cloud Access)
Internet Measurement Research: Methodologies, Tools, and Infrastructure (IMR)
Japan-U.S. Network Opportunity 3 (JUNO)
Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 (Mid-scale RI-1)


Deepankar (Deep) Medhi joined NSF as a Program Director in the Computer & Network Systems (CNS) Division in August 2018. He manages wired networking research in the Networking Technologies and Systems (NeTS) program in CNS as well as several infrastructure programs such as NSF Future Cloud, Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure, and Cloud Access.

He is on leave as Curators' Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) under the IPA program. He received B.Sc. in Mathematics from Cotton College, Gauhati University, India, M.Sc. in Mathematics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, India, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Prior to joining UMKC in 1989, he was a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked on teletraffic network routing and design. While at AT&T Bell Labs,  he co-developed Facility Diverse Routing - a feature deployed in AT&T's nationwide dynamic routing network.

His testbed and infrastructure experience include an IP/ATM multilayer resilient network testbed development (funded by DARPA), feasibility study on MPLS (for Sprint's network), Broadband Fixed-wireless protocol and feasibility analysis (for Sprint), Great Plains Environment for Network Innovation (GpENI) testbed development, and several networking experimentations on the GENI testbed. 

His research interests are in network resilience, network routing and optimization, traffic engineering and design, network management, data center networking, and video quality-of-experience.

He co-authored the books, "Routing, Flow, and Capacity Design in Communication and Computer Networks" (2004) and "Network Routing: Algorithms, Protocols, and Architectures" (1st edition, 2007; 2nd edition, 2017), both published by Morgan Kauffman/Elsevier. 

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).