Portrait of Ramachandran Ramjee

Ramachandran Ramjee

Principal Researcher


Ramachandran Ramjee is currently a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, India in the area of Systems.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Ramjee spent ten years at Bell Labs, USA as a technical manager and a distinguished member of technical staff. His research interests include network protocols and architecture, wireless networking and mobile computing. He has published over 75 papers and is a co-inventor on over 40 patents in these areas.

He is the recipient of several best paper awards and the 2010 Thomas Alva Edison patent award. He has taught two graduate-level courses in wireless networks as an adjunct faculty at Columbia University. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Fellow of the IEEE.

Ramachandran received his B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Madras, and his M.S./Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


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I co-organized the MSR India Summer School on Wireless Networking (at IISc in June 2014) and the First Mysore Park Workshop on Building and Programming the Cloud (January 2010, Infosys Campus, Mysore, India).

I served as the Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2006-2009), Area Editor of ACM SIGMOBILE MC2R (2004-2005), Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2001-2006) and Technical Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine (1999-2006).

I served as the Program Co-chair of COMSNETS 2014, ACM CORONET 2011, ACM MOBICOM 2006, and IEEE ICNP 2004. I served as the General Co-chair of WICON 2006. Recent service on conference program committees include:

  • ACM MOBICOM 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010 (TPC Member)
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2010 (TPC Member)
  • ACM SIGMETRICS 2011 (TPC Member)
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2010, 2008 (TPC Area Chair)
  • ACM SENSYS 2008 (TPC Member)
  • IEEE ICNP 2008 (TPC Member)
  • ACM MOBIHOC 2013 (TPC Member)


I taught two graduate courses “Wireless and Mobile Networking I & II” (Spring’03 and Fall’03) in the Electrical Engineering Department at Columbia University, New York.


  • Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1997
    Title: Supporting Connection Mobility in Wireless Networks
    Advisors: Prof. Jim Kurose and Prof. Don Towsley.
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1994
    Title: Adaptive Playout Mechanisms for Packetized Audio Applications in Wide-Area Networks
    Advisors: Prof. Jim Kurose and Prof. Don Towsley.
  • B.Tech., Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1992.