Contact InformationRavi Mazumdar

Phone: 519-888-4567 x37444
Location: EIT 4011


Biography Summary

Ravi Mazumdar has been a Professor and research chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo since 2004.

He was elected Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to modeling, control, and performance analysis of networks, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. He is a recipient of the Best Paper Award for the IEEE INFOCOM 2006 and was a Finalist for the Best Paper at INFOCOM 1998. Since 2012 he is a J. D. Gandhi Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He is a Senior Editor of the IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications.

Professor Mazumdar’s research interests include applied probability and stochastic analysis focusing on applications in complex networks, network science, randomized algorithms, and wireless systems.

Research Interests

  • High-speed Networks
  • Wireline and Wireless Networks
  • Network modeling and control
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Applied Probability and Queueing Theory
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Stochastic analysis
  • Mathematical finance
  • Teletraffic Theory
  • Communication Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Big data/analytics
  • Cloud technology
  • Wireless communications/networking
  • Applied probability
  • Modelling
  • Traffic
  • optimization and pricing issues in high-speed networks
  • Multi-resolution methods for statistical signal processing
  • Financial mathematics
  • Stochastic control and filtering
  • Learning and adaptive control of complex systems
  • Applications of game theory in networks
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • Cybersecurity
  • Infrastructure integrity
  • IoT
  • Communications and A


  • 1983, Doctorate, PhD with major in Control Theory, Minors in Communication Systems and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • 1978, Master's, MSc, DIC in Control Systems, Imperial College f Science, Technology, and Medicine, London
  • 1977, Bachelor's, B. Tech in Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology. Bombay


  • ECE 316 - Probability Theory & Stats
    • Taught in 2016
  • ECE 603 - Statistical Signal Processing
    • Taught in 2020
  • ECE 604 - Stochastic Processes
    • Taught in 2017, 2019
  • ECE 605 - Queueing Systems
    • Taught in 2018
  • ECE 610 - Broadband Commun Networks
    • Taught in 2019, 2020
  • ECE 784 - Intro to Stoch Calculus
    • Taught in 2016, 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Karthik, A and Mukhopadhyay, Arpan and Mazumdar, Ravi R, Choosing among heterogeneous server clouds, Queueing Systems, 2016, 1 - 29
  • Birmiwal, Sharad and Mazumdar, Ravi R and Sundaram, Shreyas, Pricing schemes in processor sharing systems, Telecommunication Systems, 2015, 1 - 15
  • Etminan, Jalil and Keshavarz, Hengameh and Mazumdar, Ravi R, Effects of shadowing on the number of active users in random multi-user channels, Wireless Networks, 2015, 1 - 9
  • Mukhopadhyay, Arpan and Karthik, A and Mazumdar, Ravi R, Randomized assignment of jobs to servers in heterogeneous clusters of shared servers for low delay, arXiv preprint arXiv:1502.05786, 2015
  • Guillemin, Fabrice M and Mazumdar, Ravi R and others, Conditional sojourn times and the volatility of payment schemes for bandwidth sharing in packet networks, Journal of Applied Probability, 52(4), 2015, 962 - 980

Graduate Studies