Malathi Veeraraghavan is a Professor in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia. Dr. Veeraraghavan received her BTech degree from Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) in 1984, and MS and PhD degrees from Duke University in 1985 and 1988, respectively. After a ten-year career at Bell Laboratories, she served on the faculty at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York from 1999-2002. Her research work on optical networks is supported by NSF and DOE. She holds twenty-nine patents and has received five Best-Paper awards. She served as an Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking from 2006-2008, and as Technical Program Chair for IEEE ICC2002.