Neeraj Mittal

Associate Professor - Computer Science
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Computer Science
University of Texas - 2002
M.S. - Computer Science
University of Texas - 1997
B.Tech. - Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology - 1995

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Distributed Systems
  • Distributed Algorithms for Wireless Networks
  • Security in Wireless Networks
  • Software Transactional Memory


Himanshu Chauhan, Vijay K. Garg, Aravind Natarajan and Neeraj Mittal. A Distributed Abstraction Algorithm for Online Predicate Detection. In Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), Braga, Portugal, October 2013. 2013 - Publication
Sara Arbab Yazd, Subbarayan Venkatesan and Neeraj Mittal. Boosting Energy Eciency with Mirrored Data Block Replication Policy and Energy Scheduler. Operating Systems Review, volume 47, number 2, pages 30-37, July 2013. 2013 - Publication
Sara Arbab Yazd, Subbarayan Venkatesan and Neeraj Mittal. Energy Ecient Hadoop using Mirrored Data Block Replication Policy. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Dependability Issues in Cloud Computing (DISCCO), Irvine, California, USA, October 2012 (held in conjunction with SRDS 2012). 2012 - Publication
Aravind Natarajan, Lee Savoie and Neeraj Mittal. Brief Announcement: Concurrent WaitFree Red-Black Trees. In Proceedings of the 26th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC), pages 421-422, Salvador, Brazil, October 2012. 2012 - Publication
Parameterized Key Assignment for Confidential Communication in Wireless Networks. Ramon Novales and Neeraj Mittal. Ad Hoc Networks, (accepted for publication), January 2011 Elsevier. 2011 - Publication
Randomized Distributed Algorithms for Neighbor Discovery in Multi-Hop Multi-Channel Heterogeneous Wireless Networks . Neeraj Mittal, Yanyan Zeng, S. Venkatesan and R. Chandrasekaran. In Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) (accepted for publication), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 2011 © IEEE Computer Society . 2011 - Publication
Relay Assignment in AMT-based Multicast Content Distribution. Suhel Patel, Kamil Sarac, R. Chandrasekaran, Turgay Korkmaz and Neeraj Mittal. In Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Communication Networks and Services Research (CNSR) (accepted for publication), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 2011 © IEEE Communications Society . 2011 - Publication
 Minimal Time Broadcasting in Cognitive Radio Networks   Chanaka Liyana Arachchige, S. Venkatesan, R. Chandrasekaran and Neeraj Mittal In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), pages 364-375, Bangalore, India, January 2011 © Springer-Verlag  2011 - Publication
Tarun Bansal and Neeraj Mittal. A Scalable Algorithm for Maintaining Perpetual System Connectivity in Dynamic Distributed Systems. In Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), Atlanta, Georgia, USA, April 2010. 2010 - Publication
Tarun R. Belagodu and Neeraj Mittal. On Maximum Key Pool Size for a Key Pre-Distribution Scheme in Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Computers and Applications (IJCA), volume 31, number 1, pages 30--35, January 2009. 2009 - Publication


Visiting Professor
Rhine-Westphalia Technical University [2004–2004]
Post-Doctorial Fellow
The University of Texas at Austin [2002–2002]
Assistant/Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2002–Present]
Summer Research Intern
IBM Almaden Research Center [1999–1999]
Graduate Research Assistant
The University of Texas at Austin [1999–2002]
Summer Research Intern
Lucent Bell Laboratories [1997–1997]
Graduate Teaching Assistant
The University of Texas at Austin [1996–1999]
Software Engineer Intern
CMR Design Automation Pvt. Ltd. [1994–1994]

Additional Information

Professional Organizations Membership
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Computer Society
Honors and Awards
  • Outstanding Service Award: Awarded by the Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, December 2010.
  • Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Department of Computer Science: Awarded by the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2009 - 2010.
  • MCD Graduate Fellowship: Awarded by University of Texas at Austin for graduate studies, 1995 - 1997.
  • Suresh Chandra Memorial Award: Awarded by Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, for the best undergraduate software project, 1995.
  • Certificate of Merit: Awarded by Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, for securing the highest grade point average, 1991 - 1994.
  • Secured 6th rank among more than 100,000 candidates in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for the Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs), 1991.
  • Gold Medal for securing first position in Mathematics Examination conducted by Ramanujan Society of Born Mathematicians, New Delhi, India, 1991.
  • Junior Science Talent Search Scholarship: Awarded by Directorate of Education, Delhi, India for two years, 1987 - 1989.