Sabur Baidya

Ph.D. Candidate2014 – now
Research Interests:
  • Coexistence of heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Internet of things, smart cities
  • Software defined networking, network function virtualization
  • Edge/fog computing
  • Unmanned autonomous systems
  • Adaptive video streaming
Education:
  • 2013
    M.S. in Computer Science
    University of Texas, U.S.
Website: Personal webpage

I am a PhD candidate in the Computer Science department at UC Irvine, where I am supervised by Dr. Marco Levorato. My research focuses on the real-world problems in wireless communication and networks, especially in the urban Internet-of-Things (IoT) paradigm. My work addresses the challenges for the graceful coexistence of heterogeneous wireless technologies sharing a frequency spectrum and also the coexistence of competing applications with different quality of service requirement. To this aim, we have been developing optimal resource allocation strategies by incorporating content and computation aware communications involving software defined network (SDN) and edge computing. Recently, I have been exploring challenges in the communication, computation and controls of Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS). I was a member of the team “DeepEdge” to paricipate in the DARPA Hackfest on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) at the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA [UCI news on DeepEdge] [DoD News, PC Magazine].

During the course of my PhD, I got opportunities for research internships in two eminent research labs. In Summer 2016, I worked at the Huawei Research Lab, CA, on express data-path, based on Berkeley Packet Filters for network function virtualization. In Summer 2017, I worked as a research intern at the Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ on 360 degree video delivery from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

I received M.S. in Computer Science (2011-13) from the University of Texas at Dallas where I was advised by Prof. Ravi Prakash for my thesis on the performance improvement of Multipath TCP (MPTCP). In Summer 2012, I was a visiting researcher in the WINLAB of Rutgers University, NJ where I worked on the MobilityFirst clean slate Internet architecture as a part of Future Internet Architecture (FIA) project of NSF. I have had prior work experience as a software engineer in Cisco Systems and as a systems engineer in IBM.

I hail from a culturally enriched but laid-back city in India, namely Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta) which is also known as the City of Joy.

Publications

  • S. Baidya and M. Levorato, Content-Aware Cognitive Interference Control for Urban IoT Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, 2018. Web▸BibTeX
    @article{baidya-levorato-2018-tccn,
      author = {Sabur Baidya and Marco Levorato},
      title = {Content-Aware Cognitive Interference Control for Urban IoT Systems},
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking},
      year = {2018},
      doi = {10.1109/tccn.2018.2815604}
    }
  • Z. Shaikh, S. Baidya, and M. Levorato, Robust Multi-Path Communications for UAVs in the Urban IoT, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Unmanned Autonomous Systems (CPC-UAV), Hong Kong, Jun. 2018, in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (SECON). ▸BibTeX
    @inproceedings{shaikh-baidya-2018-cpcuav,
      author = {Zoheb Shaikh and Sabur Baidya and Marco Levorato},
      title = {Robust Multi-Path Communications for {UAVs} in the {Urban} {IoT}},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the Workshop on Unmanned Autonomous Systems (CPC-UAV)},
      note = {in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (SECON)},
      address = {Hong Kong},
      month = jun,
      year = {2018}
    }
  • S. Baidya, Y. Chen, and M. Levorato, eBPF-Based Content and Computation-Aware Communication for Real-Time Edge Computing, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) Workshops, Honolulu, Hawaii, Apr. 2018. ▸BibTeX
    @inproceedings{baidya-chen-2018-infocom,
      author = {Sabur Baidya and Yan Chen and Marco Levorato},
      title = {{eBPF}-Based Content and Computation-Aware Communication for Real-Time Edge Computing},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) Workshops},
      address = {Honolulu, Hawaii},
      month = apr,
      year = {2018}
    }
  • A. Chowdhery, M. Levorato, I. Burago, and S. Baidya, Urban IoT Edge Analytics, in Fog Computing in the Internet of Things, A. M. Rahmani, P. Liljeberg, J.-S. Preden, and A. Jantsch, Eds. Springer, 2018, ch. 6, pp. 101–120. Web▸BibTeX
    @incollection{chowdhery-levorato-2018-fogiot,
      author = {Aakanksha Chowdhery and Marco Levorato and Igor Burago and Sabur Baidya},
      title = {Urban {IoT} Edge Analytics},
      editor = {Amir M. Rahmani and Pasi Liljeberg and J{\"u}rgo-S{\"o}ren Preden and Axel Jantsch},
      booktitle = {Fog Computing in the Internet of Things},
      chapter = {6},
      pages = {101--120},
      publisher = {Springer},
      year = {2018},
      doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-57639-8_6}
    }
  • S. Baidya and M. Levorato, Edge-Assisted Content and Computation Driven Dynamic Network Selection for Real-Time Services in Urban IoT, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) Workshops, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2017. Web▸BibTeX
    @inproceedings{baidya-levorato-2017-infocom,
      author = {Sabur Baidya and Marco Levorato},
      title = {Edge-Assisted Content and Computation Driven Dynamic Network Selection for Real-Time Services in Urban {IoT}},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) Workshops},
      address = {Atlanta, Georgia},
      month = may,
      year = {2017},
      doi = {10.1109/infcomw.2017.8116478}
    }
  • S. Baidya and M. Levorato, Content-Based Interference Management for Video Transmission in D2D Communications Underlaying LTE, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Silicon Valley, California, Jan. 2017, pp. 144–149. Web▸BibTeX
    @inproceedings{baidya-levorato-2017-icnc,
      author = {Sabur Baidya and Marco Levorato},
      title = {Content-Based Interference Management for Video Transmission in {D2D} Communications Underlaying {LTE}},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC)},
      pages = {144--149},
      address = {Silicon Valley, California},
      month = jan,
      year = {2017},
      doi = {10.1109/iccnc.2017.7876117}
    }
  • S. Baidya and M. Levorato, Content-Based Cognitive Interference Control for City Monitoring Applications in the Urban IoT, in Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington, DC, Dec. 2016. Web▸BibTeX
    @inproceedings{baidya-levorato-2016-globecom,
      author = {Sabur Baidya and Marco Levorato},
      title = {Content-Based Cognitive Interference Control for City Monitoring Applications in the Urban {IoT}},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)},
      address = {Washington, DC},
      month = dec,
      year = {2016},
      doi = {10.1109/glocom.2016.7841693}
    }
  • S. Baidya and R. Prakash, Improving the Performance of Multipath TCP Over Heterogeneous Paths Using Slow Path Adaptation, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Sydney, Australia, Jun. 2014, pp. 3222–3227. Web▸BibTeX
    @inproceedings{baidya-prakash-2014-icc,
      author = {Sabur Baidya and Ravi Prakash},
      title = {Improving the Performance of Multipath {TCP} Over Heterogeneous Paths Using Slow Path Adaptation},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)},
      pages = {3222--3227},
      address = {Sydney, Australia},
      month = jun,
      year = {2014},
      doi = {10.1109/icc.2014.6883817}
    }
  • S. Baidya, P. Shirol, A. Basu, and R. Prakash, Employing WiFi Direct to Build a Wireless Network Over Both 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz Bands, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, Tech. Rep. UTDCS-16-13, Sep. 2013. ▸BibTeX
    @techreport{baidya-shirol-2013-utdallas,
      author = {Sabur Baidya and Pramod Shirol and Abhishek Basu and Ravi Prakash},
      title = {Employing {WiFi} Direct to Build a Wireless Network Over Both 2.4 {GHz} and 5.8 {GHz} Bands},
      number = {UTDCS-16-13},
      institution = {Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas},
      address = {Richardson, Texas},
      month = sep,
      year = {2013}
    }