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CCI xG Testbed Team page topper

CCI xG Testbed Team page topper

Aloizio P. DaSilva,

CCI xG Testbed director

DaSilva's primary area of research is in wireless networking communication, focusing on NFV, SDN, and SDR on large-scale testbed experimentation, as well as radio access networks and core networks. DaSilva is also research faculty at the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.

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DaSilva's Team

Tapan Bhatnagar

Bhatnagar, a masters student in Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, is a graduate research assistant at CCI.

His research interests lie in Virtual Network Function Resiliency and Network Security.

He completed his bachelors from IIT Jodhpur in India in 2017. Since then, he has worked as senior software engineer at MakeMyTrip.

He is a full stack developer who has worked on web and Android development, as well as back-end microservices.

Tapan Bhatnagar

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Oren Collaco

Collaco, a master's  student in Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, is a graduate research assistant at CCI.

His main research interests include power optimization in embedded and computer systems and IoT devices. He earned his Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering in Mumbai, India.

He has worked as a software developer at Prudence Analytics and as an Embedded Systems Intern at Grushie Energy, working on the main display system's firmware and architecture design.

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Vikas Krishnan

Krishnan is a graduate student in Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.

He currently works on next-generation Open Radio Access Networks (O-RAN) as a graduate research assistant at the xG Testbed Lab at CCI. He received his B.Eng. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University in India.

His research interests include O-RAN security and AI-enabled RAN optimization. He’s worked as an application engineer and a software engineer at an NI Alliance Partner company.

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Jaswanth Sai Reddy

Reddy, a masters student in Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, is a graduate research assistant at CCI, where he works on the Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN).

He received his B.Eng. in electronics and communication engineering from VIT University in India.

He previously worked as a network engineer at Accenture in India, and also as a senior network engineer in Alethea Communications Technologies.

Jaswanth Sai Reddy

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Aditya Sathish

Sathish, a masters student in Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, is a graduate research assistant at CCI. 

After completing his Bachelor of Technology degree at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka in India, he worked at Qualcomm India as a senior engineer in Wireless Local-Area Network (WLAN) system software engineering, where he implemented the protocol stack for Wi-Fi 6, 6E and Wi-Fi 7 standards for wireless LAN.

He is currently conducting research in 5G and Beyond-5G radio access networks, focusing on the challenges in adopting the Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) architecture and software-defined radios.

Aditya Sathish

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Prateek Sethia

Sethia, a master's student in Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, is a graduate research assistant at the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI).

His research interest lies at the intersection of machine learning, cybersecurity, and next-generation networks.

He completed his B.tech in 2019 from Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology in Delhi, India.

After completing his B.Tech, he worked as a Python developer at Orange Business Services.

Prateek Sethia

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Mayukh Roy Chowdhury

Chowdhury received a B. Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India, an M.Tech degree in Communication Systems Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna, India, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, New Delhi, India.

His thesis is Resource Efficient Strategies for Massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) in 5G. He has worked in 6G Lab, Samsung Research and Development Institute and TCS Innovation Lab.

His research interests include AI-driven radio resource management for cellular networks, applied machine learning in 5G, and next-generation wireless networks, reinforcement learning, AI on edge for smart IoT systems, random access for massive machine type communication in 5G, resource efficiency in communication networks.

Mayukh Roy Chowdhury

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Joao Santos

Santos is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI).

His main research interests include radio resource management, radio virtualization, network slicing, network security, and end-to-end network orchestration.

His’ research experience includes developing Software-Defined Radio (SDR) systems, implementing radio virtualization mechanisms, and bridging SDR with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) in support of programmable end-to-end communication networks.

He obtained his Ph.D. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in Ireland, and B.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil.

He was a research assistant at the CONNECT Centre, Ireland's national research center for Future Networks and Communications. He also worked at Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP) as the main developer of the Clearinghouse for FIBRE, Brazil’s national testbed federation for internet experimentation. 

Santos reports directly to CCI Executive Director Luiz DaSilva.

Joao Santos

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Adam Gorski

Gorski is a communications engineer with expertise in cellular testbed design, implementation, and management.

He has utilized design testbeds for several applications, including contraband interdiction technology testing, airborne drone command and control, 5G signal optimization under jamming conditions, and beacon integration for Internet of Things device localization.

He has experience in field capture and analysis of cellular key performance indicator (KPI) measurements, wireless network planning, and has refined flight-test processes for high altitude balloon Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, supported integrated Radio Frequency (RF) emissions testing refinement, and evaluated Line of Sight/Beyond Line of Sight (LOS/BLOS) communication systems.

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Amirreza Ghafoori

Ghafoori, an intern in the xG Testbed Lab, is studying for his master’s degree in Computer Engineering at  Virginia Tech’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

In the lab, he’s working on deploying and developing the next-generation wireless communication testbed.

Ghafoori received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in Iran.

His research interests include applied machine learning for wireless communications enhancement, wireless security, and Internet of Things networks.

Amirreza Ghafoori

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Research Faculty

Jacek Kibilida

Kibilda is the 5G and AI research assistant professor with the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative and a research assistant professor with the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on modelling and technology design for Next G mobile networks, using tools of stochastic geometry, AI, optimization, and computer modelling. 

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