P. Venkat Rangan founded and directs the Multimedia Laboratory at the
University of California, San Diego, where he serves as a Professor of
Computer Science and Engineering.
The UCSD Multimedia Laboratory is internationally recognized to be a pioneer of research in Multimedia
Systems and Internet E Commerce. Venkat has also been the
founder and founding President/CEO/Chairman of the Board of Yodlee, Inc.,
now an multinational leader in online aggregation services.
Venkat's research spans the areas of:
High Bandwidth Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs, WiFi)
Active Gateways for Home Wireless Networks
Plug and Play Multimedia Devices for Wireless
Location Detection in Mobile Networks
Digital Video and Audio on the Internet:
Video Distribution and Delivery; Media Synchronization;
E Commerce on the Internet: Aggregation, Personal Transaction Agents
Venkat's research results have been reported in about 100 publications
in leading conferences and journals and 30 patents (including the very first ones in video on demand, video caching servers, and e-commerce aggregation for the Internet). The multimedia lab has also been a leader in experimental
implementations and seeding of entrepreneural companies in digital video on-demand servers, tele-conferencing
systems, Internet and Web-based automatic information and account aggregation systems.
Venkat's research has been supported by the NSF, a consortium of industrial
sponsors, and California's Micro program.
Venkat has also been elected as/awarded:
In addition to serving on numerous program committees and editorial
boards, Venkat has founded several "firsts":
Program Chairman of ACM Multimedia '93: First International Conference
on Multimedia, and also
Editor-in-Chief of the ACM/Springer-Verlag journal: Multimedia Systems.
Venkat has also served as a member of multimedia expert panel of the US
National Academy of Sciences/ROC Scientific Committee, a visiting
scientist at Xerox Parc, Multimedia Technology Advisor to the Electronics
Secretary of the Government of India;
and Program Chairman, 1997 Indo-US Bilateral Conference on Multimedia.
Venkat's graduate students have been awarded faculty (e.g., Harrick
Vin, U.T. Austin) and industry positions. He has designed and taught
highly successful multimedia courses.
Electronic mail address
Office phone (Email is preferred. Generally unreachable by phone)
Mail Code 0114, CSE Dept., University of California at San Diego, 9500
Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093
Address for express mail
North Torrey Pines Road, AP&M Building, Room 3014, Computer Science
Dept., University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093
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