Virendra S Shekhawat

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Information Systems &
Faculty In-charge, Software Development & Educational Technology

Computer Networks, Traffic Engineering Models, Overlay Networks, Software Defined Networks, Network Protocol Analysis, Multirobot Systems
Room No : 6121-R, New Academic Block,
Department of Computer Science & Information Systems,
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.

About the Faculty

Virendra Singh Shekhawat is an Associate Professor in Department of Computer Science & Information Systems at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Pilani, India. He is also holding the position of Faculty In-charge for Educational Technology support. He did his PhD in Computer Science & Engineering from BITS Pilani in the year 2014. He also holds M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, M.Sc in Physics from BIT Mesra, Ranchi and MDS University Ajmer respectively. His broad research interests lie in the areas of Computer Networking, Distributed Systems, and Computer Architecture. Currently he is carrying out research in the area of Delay Tolerant Networks (DTN), Multi-robot Coordination Systems and Software Defined Networks (SDN). He has published research papers in Journals, International and national conferences of repute. He is a professional member of the IEEE and ACM.


Research Interests

My research interest lies in the areas like Optical WDM node Architecture design and modeling, Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA) algorithms, Wavelength Reservation protocol design, Traffic congestion control algorithms/protocols, Performance Analysis of Internet Protocols, Queuing Models, Overlay Networks, Traffic Engineering and QoS Routing in Software Defined Networks (SDNs), Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs), and Coordinated Multi-robot Systems (cMRS)

Current Research Focus:

Performance Analysis of Internet Protocols: The performance analysis of protocol needs to be carried out to check their vulnerabilities, compatibility with other similar protocols, correctness of an implementation, conformance to an existent standard.
Delay Tolerant Networking (DTNs): Congestion control algorithms for DTNs, DTN Routing Algorithms, Opportunistic Network Architecture Design and Implementation, Information Dissemination in Vehicular DTNs
Software Defined Networking (SDNs): Implementation of traffic engineering solutions like load balancing, application/content based routing, traffic filtering, traffic flow management, traffic analysis.
Coordinated Multi-robot Systems (cMRS): Coordination in multi-robot systems can be realized through either explicit or implicit communication between the robots. Explicit communication requires information exchange between robots through message transfer.