Country: United States
Education: PhD or Doctorate
Affiliation: Cisco Systems
Domain of Research: Computer Science & Engineering, Networking, Cloud computing, Internet technologies, Information Search and Retrieval
Biography: Amitava Biswas is a practicing technologist, inventor and management professional with expertise in: software engineering; networking, large computer systems design, management of large teams and projects, and technology business. He has worked for twelve years in software and hardware industry as an architect, engineering leader, engineer, engineering director, engineering manager and technology business expert in the USA, Canada and India. He also taught for 3 years at several business schools. He had obtained PhD in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University, USA, MS from Concordia University, Canada, MBA from Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad and B.Tech (Hons) from Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur. He was a certified Information System Professional in Canada and has training in research administration. Currently he is working as a technical leader, network management subject matter expert and researcher at Cisco. Before that he worked in networking, computer software and systems business like Juniper Networks, AT&T, Samsung, IBM, etc. He also had several inventions while working there. Prior to that, he had been in academic research. He conducted research in: semantic search and information retrieval, networking, distributed systems, operating systems, software engineering, and real-time systems. His most recent work was on power efficient distributed search engine and an advanced kind of application delivery controller. He is also interested in behavioral sciences and their applications in management of research and engineering teams. He has published several articles in these areas which are well cited. He had peer reviewed journal and conference articles, book chapter and research grant proposals. He had been invited several times to present in workshops and events organized by US National Science Foundation (NSF), industry organizations and educational institutes. He was invited to co-chair a session at 10th International Conference on Software Engineering & Applications, Dallas, 2006. He was awarded National Council of Educational Research & Training Scholarship by Government of India. His open source project code related to network monitoring has more than 2700 users. His past and present professional and honor society memberships are with IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Engineering Management Society, Phi Kappa Phi, TiE Silicon Valley, Houston Strategic Forum and Canadian Information Processing Society.