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Deepankar Medhi

(703) 292-2935
E 10300
Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)
CNS: Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS)
Community Infrastructure for Research in Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CIRC)
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)
Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE)
Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure


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

He was a Curators' Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), which he joined in 1989 and retired in 2022 after 33 years of service. He was a rotating program director at NSF from August 2018 to August 2022 (on leave from UMKC). He started his permanent appointment at NSF in September 2022. 

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 is deeply interested in research infrastructures that can benefit the research community.

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).