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Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer ScienceMCS 2008+44 (0) 191 33 44504


I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Durham University, UK. Before this, I worked as a Postdoc in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. I received my PhD from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Waterloo, Canada, in November 2019. I obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Egineering from Osmania University and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, respectively. My research focuses on performance modeling and analysis of communication networks with applications to Cloud computing, Internet of Things, Datacenters, Sensor networks, and Quantum networking. 

Open positions

I am looking for self-motivated PhD students. Please contact me if you are interested in working with me on my current research topics.

Research Groups
  • NESTiD: Network Engineering, Science and Theory in Durham
  • ACiD: Algorithms and Complexity in Durham

Research interests

  • Performance modeling and analysis of communication networks
  • Applied probability and queueing theory
  • Quantum networking
  • Internet of Things
  • Sequential analysis and changepoint detection


Conference Paper

Journal Article

Other (Print)

  • Thirupathaiah Vasantam & Don Towsley (2021). Stability Analysis of a Quantum Network with Max-Weight Scheduling.
  • Nitish K. Panigrahy, Thirupathaiah Vasantam, Prithwish Basu & Don Towsley (2020). Proximity Based Load Balancing Policies on Graphs: A Simulation Study.