Prof. Shivendra Singh Panwar


Dr. Shivendra Singh Panwar is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Tandon School of Engineering (Polytechnic Institute) of New York University.


Prof. Panwar did his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1981 and subsequently went on to do his MS and Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1983 and 1986, respectively. He is currently the Director of the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT), and the Faculty Director of the NY City Media Lab. He spent the summer of 1987 as a Visiting Scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, and has been a Consultant to AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ. His research interests include the performance analysis and design of networks. Current work includes cooperative wireless networks, switch performance and multimedia transport over networks.

Prof. Panwar has served as the Secretary of the Technical Affairs Council of the IEEE Communications Society. He is a co-editor of two books, Network Management and Control, Vol. II, and Multimedia Communications and Video Coding, both published by Plenum. He has also co-authored TCP/IP Essentials: A Lab based Approach, published by the Cambridge University Press. IITK conferred upon Prof. Shivendra Singh Panwar the Distinguished Services Award 2020.

Achievements and Honors

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award 2020, IITK.
  • Sony Research Award for the consecutive years - 2016 and 2017.
  • Co-winner of Best Paper Award from IEEE's International Communications Conference (ICC) , 2016.
  • IEEE Multimedia Communications Best Paper Award , 2011.
  • IEEE Communication Society's Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the Field of Communication Systems, 2004.