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.