Fellow of IEEE, AAAS
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Interim Vice-Provost and CIO
University of California, Davis
Dr. Prasant Mohapatra is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. He is currently serving as the Interim Vice-Provost and the CIO of UC Davis. He was the Department Chair of Computer Science during 2007-13, and held the Tim Bucher Family Endowed Chair Professorship during that period. In the past, he has been on the faculty at Iowa State University and Michigan State University. He has also held Visiting Scientist positions at Intel Corporation, Panasonic Technologies, Institute of Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore, and National ICT Australia (NICTA). He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Padova, Italy and Yonsei University, and KAIST, South Korea. He was/is on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transaction on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ACM WINET, and Ad Hoc Networks. He has been on the program/organizational committees of several international conferences. He served as the Program Vice-Chair of INFOCOM 2004 and the Program Chair of SECON 2004, QShine 2006, WoWMoM 2009, and ICCCN 2012, and General Chair of IEEE SECON 2011 and IEEE WOWMOM 2012. He has been a Guest Editor for IEEE Network, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications, and the IEEE Computer. From January 2014, he will be serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
Mohapatra received his doctoral degree from Penn State University in 1993, and
received an Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award in 2008. He also received an
Outstanding Research Faculty Award from the College of Engineering at the
University of California, Davis. He received The HP Labs Innovation awards in
2011, 2012, and 2013. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of AAAS.
Dr. Mohapatra's research interests are in the areas of wireless networks, mobile communications, cybersecurity, and Internet protocols. He has published more than 250 papers in reputed conferences and journals on these topics. Dr. Mohapatra's research has been funded through grants from the National Science Foundation, US Department of Defense, Army Research Labs, Intel Corporation, Siemens, Panasonic Technologies, Hewlett Packard, Raytheon, Huawei Technologies, and EMC Corporation.
Dr. Mohapatra has consulted for many companies and organizations in USA, Australia, Korea, Ireland, and India. He has also served as an expert witness in various patent infringement litigations.