Lakshman Tamil

Professor - Electrical Engineering
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering
University of Rhode Island - 1989
M.S. - Mathematics
University of Rhode Island - 1989
M.Tech. - Microwave and Optical Communications Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - 1983
B.E. - Electronics and Communications Engineering
Madurai Kamaraj University - 1981


T. S. El-Bawab, Hyun Chin Kim, and L.S. Tamil, Design considerations for transmission systems in optical metropolitan networks, Opt. Fiber Technol., Mater. Devices Syst., vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 213-229, July 2000. 2000 - Publication
L. Tancevski, S. Yegnanarayanan, G. Castanon, L. Tamil, F. Masetti, and T. McDermott, Optical routing of asynchronous, variable length packets, IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 8, pp.2084-2093, Oct. 2000. 2000 - Publication
E. A. Qaddoura, R. Prakash, and L. Tamil, Aggressive error recovery for TCP over wireless links, Integr. Comput.-Aided Eng., vol. 7, pp. 287-296, 2000. 2000 - Publication
A. Ge, F. Callegati, and L.S. Tamil, On optical burst switching and self-similar traffic, IEEE Communications Letts. , vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 98-100, Mar. 2000. 2000 - Publication
L. S. Tamil, F. Masetti, T. McDermott, G. Castanon, A. Ge and L. Tancevski, Optical IP routers: Design and performance issues under self-similar traffic, J. High Speed Networks, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 59-67, 1999. 1999 - Publication
L. Tancevski, L. S. Tamil and F. Callegati, Non-degenerate buffers: An approach for building large optical memories, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 1072-1074, Aug. 1999. 1999 - Publication
D. Chiaroni, A. Lowdan, F. Masetti, M. Renaud, L. S. Tamil, and M. Vandenhoute, Data, voice and multimedia conveyance over WDM: The ease for optical routers, Alcatel Telecommunication Review, pp. 138-145, 2nd Quarter 1999. 1999 - Publication
G. Aicklen and L. S. Tamil, Soliton transmission in optical fibers with loss and saturable nonlinearity, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, vol. 13, no. 9, pp. 1999-2005, Sept. 1996. 1996 - Publication
L. S. Tamil and A. K. Jordan, Inverse scattering theory for rational and nonrational reflection coefficients, Radio Science, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 1863-1876, Nov.-Dec., 1996. 1996 - Publication
Y. Yu, C. D. Cantrell and L. S. Tamil, Analysis of nonlinear periodic dielectric media using the finite-difference method with absorbing boundary conditions, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A., vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 147-151, Jan. 1996. 1996 - Publication


Yotta Networks, Inc. [2000–2003]
Full Professor (with tenure)
University of Texas at Dallas [1999–Present]
Consulting Scientist
Spike Technologies [1997–1997]
Senior Scientist and Unit Manager
Alcatel [1997–1999]
Corporate Research Center
Consulting Scientist
Alcatel Network Systems [1994–1994]
Associate Professor (with tenure)
University of Texas at Dallas [1993–1999]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1988–1993]


"Wireless healthcare monitoring,"
2007–2007 Wireless healthcare monitoring, Dagstuhl Seminar 07462, Assisted Living Systems-Models, Architectures and Engineering Approaches, November 11-14, 2007, Schloss Dagstuhl, Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum fur Informatik, Germany.
"Body Area Sensor Network,"
2006–2006 Body Area Sensor Network, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore, July 28, 2006.
"Body Area Sensor Network,"
2006–2006 Body Area Sensor Network, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, June 19, 2006.
"Wireless sensor network for remote health monitoring,"
2007–2007 Wireless sensor network for remote health monitoring, Antenna and Propagation Society, Dallas Chapter, May 16, 2007.
"Sensor network for remote health monitoring,"
2007–2007 Sensor network for remote health monitoring, UTD Conf. on Unlocking RFIDs Real Value, Jointly organized by Schools of Management and Engineering, UTD, June 19, 2007. (coauthors: G. Gupta and S. Sethi)

Additional Information

Grants and Fundings
  • " Multi-Terabit Hybrid Optical Switching Subsystem: design, development and marketing", Yotta networks, Inc. 3 rounds of Venture funding, Period: 01/2000-10/2003, Amount: $ 40,000,000. (approx.)
  • "Shepered WDM Soliton Transmission," NASA Graduate Fellowship for Everardo Ruiz, Period: 2001-2003, Amount: $ 45,000.
  • "IP Burst Switch Under Self-similar Traffic Conditions," Alcatel, Richardson, TX, Period: 01/99-12/99, Amount: $ 25,000.
  • "Architectural and Control Issues in Optical IP Routers," Alcatel, Richardson, TX, Period: 01/99-12/99, Amount: $ 25,000.
  • "Impact of CATV on Optical Layer," Alcatel, Richardson, TX, Period: 01/98-12/98, Amount: $ 25,000. LAKSHMAN S. TAMIL - December 2007 16
  • "Nomadic Wireless Networking for DoD Training Ranges," Raytheon-E System, Richardson, TX, Period: 01/97-12/97. Amount: $ 20,000.
  • "Hybrid Embedded Antenna Analysis," Texas Instruments Inc.McKinney, TX, Period: 01/96-12/96, Amount: $ 25,000.
  • "Electromagnetic Inverse Scattering Theory Applications to Communication and Sensing," Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA, Contract # N00014-92-J-1030, Period: 02/95-03/98, Amount: $ 155,000.
  • "Spectral Inverse Scattering Theory for Dielectric Media: Application to Optical Devices," Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA, Contract # N00014-92-J-1030, Period: 10/91-09/94, Amount: $ 172,260.
  • "Dispersion Compensation for Next Generation Communication System," Alcatel Network Systems, Richardson, TX. Contract #: PO 194662, Period 07/91-06/92, Amount; $ 24,946.
  • "Instructional and Research Laboratory in Optical Fiber Communication," Chancellor's Grant, The University of Texas System, Austin, TX, UTD90-39, Period 04/90-12/91, Amount: $7,000.
  • "Design of Multimode Planar Optical Waveguides with Minimum Dispersion by an Inverse Scattering Method," Naval Research Laboratory , Washington, DC. Contract # N000173-89-MH691, Period 08/89-09/91, Amount: $ 5,000.
Honors and Awards
  • Alcatel Award of recognition for his scientific and management contributions to Terabit IP Optical Router Project.

News Articles

Optical Society Recognizes Profs Research Successes
Two UT Dallas faculty members have been elected fellows of the Optical Society of America for their pioneering work in decidedly high-tech areas of the field of optics. Dr. Duncan MacFarlane was recognized for his “contributions to advancing integrated optics and their applications, including photonic filters, advanced displays and micro-optics.” Dr. Lakshman Tamil was recognized “for significant contributions to the design and development of multi-terabit switches using photonic-electronic hybrid sub-wavelength switching.” Both are professors of electrical engineering in the University’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Professor Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
Dr. Lakshman Tamil, professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Tamil is one of 168 new fellows who will be inducted on April 10 at the academy’s annual meeting in Phoenix.

The distinction of fellow is given by the NAI to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.