Dr. Kotikalapudi Sriram


Dr. Kotikalapudi Sriram is currently a senior research engineer in the Advanced Networking Technologies Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),US.


Dr. Sriram did his B.Tech and M.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1977 and 1979 respectively and went on to do his PhD from Syracuse University. He started his career in 1983 as a Consulting Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories. In 2001, he worked as a Senior Network Architect at Innovance Networks, New Jersey. He then switched to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2002 where he currently works as a Senior Engineer. At NIST, he leads research and standardization efforts in the areas of Internet Protocols and Architecture, Routing Security and Scalability. His previous research projects included Seamless Mobility, Agile Optical Networks, and Optical Burst Switching.

Dr. Sriram is also well known in broadband-cable data access technology for his pioneering contributions to the design and performance analysis of Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols for Hybrid Fiber-Coax (HFC) networks and cable modems. His inventions providing improved bandwidth efficiency and QoS are used in cable modems everywhere. He is a co-inventor on a patent related to QoS management for Voice over IP (VOIP) that was recognized by the MIT Technology Review Magazine as one of five Killer Patents, picked from over 150,000 patents granted in the U.S. in 2003. Dr. Sriram has published over sixty papers in various IEEE and other international journals and major conferences. He holds eighteen patents. He is also a contributing author and a co-editor of Cable Modems: Current Technologies and Applications, published by the IEEE Press and the International Engineering Consortium (IEC).

Achievements and Honors

  • U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award, 2021.