I am an associate professor in the department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering at Iowa State
I received my B.Tech. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology,
Madras, in 1996, and my Ph.D., also in Computer Science, from Brown University in 2002, where my
Prof. Maurice Herlihy.
In 2009 and 2010, I worked in the industry as a
Consulting Member of Technical Staff at
I am interested in algorithms and software tools for large scale data
analysis, and in particular, real-time analysis of data streams.
Current projects are:
- Real-time Analysis of Massive Graphs
- Anomaly Detection on Streaming Data
- Distributed Streams
In Summer 2013, I will be visiting with Microsoft Research,
Cambridge, to work on
Algorithms and Systems for Big Data Analytics.
I am fortunate to work with these students at Iowa State.
List of publications.
I am involved in the committees of the following conferences. Please
consider submitting good papers to these venues.
Review Board for VLDB 2014
(International Conference on Very Large Databases)
(Second International Conference on Big Data Analytics, Mysore, India)
ICPP 2013 (International Conference on Parallel Processing, Lyon, France)
(ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Service)
Program Committees and Professional Service
Spring 2013: I am teaching a new course and labs for
For prior teaching, see here.
CprE 308: Operating Systems, Principles and Practice (see Blackboard
for Course Material)
(Spring 2012) CprE 310: Theoretical Foundations of Computer Engineering (see Blackboard for course material)
CprE 528: Probabilistic Methods in Computer Engineering
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Please contact me if you are interested in undergraduate research in
the areas of discrete algorithms, databases.
Office: Room 3212, Coover Hall, Iowa State
Mailing Address: 2215, Coover Hall, Dept. of ECE, Iowa State
University, Ames, IA 50011
Email: snt at iastate dot edu
(Voice) (515) 294-3546
(FAX) (515) 294-3637