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Arjuna Sathiaseelan

Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Dr Arjuna Sathiaseelan is a Senior Research Associate at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. He leads the Networking for Development (N4D Lab). The lab conducts research in architecting multi-layer resource pooling Internet technologies to support new low-cost access methods that would enable low cost Internet connectivity to enable social inclusion. The cross-disciplinary nature of this initiative cross cutting Computer Science, Social Science, Economics, Law and Policy Research will help uncover the incentives and games that produce successful strategies for getting closer to 100% coverage of Internet access. He is the Chair of IRTF Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA) research group and a member of the Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG).

His research interests also include architecting the Future Internet, enabling quad-play (voice, video, data, mobility) convergence and mobile systems especially inter-RAT mobility. He has co-authored and contributed to several Internet standards and drafts (IETF) and contributed to the DVB-RCS2 standardization at the ETSI TM-RCS.

In the past he was a Research Fellow (Connected Digital Economy - Rural Digital Economy hub and Networking - School of Engineering) at University of Aberdeen. He was also an Associate with the Center for Sustainable International Development (CSID) at Aberdeen where he founded and convened the ICT4D group.

He was also the Chief Evangelist @ United Mobile Apps, India, where he helped the company raise one million dollars in venture capital funding.

Arjuna Sathiaseelan has a PhD in Networking from Kings College London (2005), MSc in Computing and Internet Systems from Kings College London (2001) and Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from NIT, Trichy, India (2000).


  • –present
    Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge