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Ashwin Gumaste is currently the Institute Chair Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. From 2009-2012 he was also the J. R. Isaac Chair Assistant Professor. He was a Visiting Scientist with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA in the Research Laboratory for Electronics from 2008 to 2010. He was previously with Fujitsu Laboratories (USA) Inc in the Photonics Networking Laboratory (2001-05). His work on light-trails has been widely referred, deployed and recognized by both industry and academia. His recent work on Omnipresent Ethernet has been adopted by tier-1 service providers and also resulted in the largest ever acquisition between any IIT and the industry. This has led to a family of transport products.

Ashwin has 22 granted US patents and over 30 pending patent applications. Ashwin has published about 150 papers in referred conferences and journals. He has also authored three books in broadband networks called DWDM Network Designs and Engineering Solutions (a networking bestseller), First-Mile Access Networks and Enabling Technologies and Broadband Services: User Needs, Business Models and Technologies for John Wiley.

Owing to his many research achievements and contributions, Ashwin was awarded the Swaranajayanti Fellowship - India's highest scientific award below the age of 40, Government of India's DAE-SRC Outstanding Research Investigator Award in 2010 as well as the Indian National Academy of Engineering's (INAE) Young Engineer Award (2010). He was also the recipient of the Vikram Sarabhai Research Award in 2012 and the IBM Faculty Award in 2013. He has served Program Chair, Co-chair, Publicity chair and workshop chair for IEEE conferences and as Program Committee member for IEEE ICC, Globecom, OFC, ICCCN, Gridnets etc.

Ashwin is also a guest editor for IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Network and the founding Editor of the IEEE ComSoc ONTC's newsletter Prism. He is the Chair of the IEEE Communication Society's Technical Committee on High Speed Networks (TCHSN) 2011-2013. He has been with IIT Bombay since 2005.


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    Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay