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Sourav Panda

Ph.D. Student

University of California, Riverside

  • Research Topic : Data Center Networks; Network Accelerators; Network Analytics; Network Monitoring; Data Center Scheduling
  • Ph.D. Advisors : K.K. Ramakrishnan and Laxmi Bhuyan


SmartWatch: Accurate Traffic Analysis and Flow-state Tracking for Intrusion Prevention using SmartNICs [paper]

Sourav Panda, Yixiao Feng, Sameer G Kulkarni, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Nick Duffield, Laxmi Bhuyan.
The 17th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), December 2021.

pMACH: Power and Migration Aware Container scHeduling [paper]

Sourav Panda, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Laxmi N. Bhuyan.
The 29th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), November 2021.

CloudCluster: Unearthing the Functional Structure of a Cloud Service [Google Internship][paper]

Weiwu Pang, Sourav Panda, Jehangir Amjad, Christophe Diot, Ramesh Govindan.
In Proceedings of the USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), April 2022.

A SmartNIC Accelerated Monitoring Platform for In-band Network Telemetry. [paper]

Yixiao Feng, Sourav Panda, Sameer G. Kulkarni, K. K. Ramakrishnan, and Nick Duffield.
In Proceedings of the 26th International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN '20)

P4NFV: P4 Enabled NFV Systems with SmartNICs [paper]

Ali Mohammadkhan, Sourav Panda, Sameer G Kulkarni, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Laxmi N. Bhuyan
The 5th IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (NFV-SDN), 2019.

Behavioral Acoustic Emanations: Attack and Verification of PIN Entry Using Keypress Sounds [Bachelor's Thesis][paper]

Sourav Panda, Yuanzhen Liu, Gerhard Petrus Hancke, Umair Mujtaba Qureshi
MDPI Sensors, 2020


Teaching Assistant

University of California, Riverside

Opensource Projects


Work Experience

Student Researcher at Google

Internship (Mentor: Ofir Weisse)
Kernel Scheduling Team

Worked on ghOSt, a scheduler deligation mechanism from kernel to userspace. Explored the performance gain achieved through custom scheduling of network bound applications.

Student Researcher at Google

Internship (Mentor: Christophe Diot and Jehangir Amjad)
Network Analytics

Network Traffic analysis and anomaly detection. Published CloudCluster at NSDI'22

HSBC Global Banking and Markets - Hong Kong

Internship (Mentor: Dexter Chan, Cedric Quanch, and Hichem Ben Kheder)
Investment Bank, Back Office (Fixed Income)
June 2015 - June 2016

Improved data pipelines for Risk and PnL applications used for risk-exposure evaluation and trade-compression

System security and Internet-of-Things, CityU HK

Research Assistant (Advisor: Gerhard Hancke)
Automated Teller Machine Security (ATM), Signal Processing, Machine Learning
2014 - 2017

Behavioral Acoustic Emanations: Attack and Verification of PIN Entry Using Keypress Sounds. Published in MDPI Sensors'20.

Gigabit Networking Lab, I.I.T. Bombay

Research Assistant (Advisor: Ashwin Gumaste)
SDN, ROADM, MPLS, Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter
July 2016 - August 2016

Developed a Discrete Event Simulations to emulate an IP over optical network to study the cost and performance impact of SDN deployment. We emulated the network edge as Central Offices Re-architected as a Datacenter and the CORONET fiber-optic backbone.



BSc.(Hons) Computer Science

City University of Hong Kong

  • CityU Top Scholarship for International Students (USD 81,500)
  • CityU College of Science and Engineering International Scholarship (USD 10,000)
  • HKX Final Year Project support scheme (USD 2,500)
  • Graduated with First Class Honours.
  • Awarded Dean's List on five occassions.
  • Thesis: Behavioural PIN security. Supervisor: Prof Gerhard Hancke.
  • GPA: 3.79/4.3

Ph.D. Computer Science

University of California, Riverside
2017 - 2022

  • Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowship.
  • GPA: 3.95/4