Krishna Jagannathan

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

IIT Madras

Phone: +914422574469

Email: krishnaj (at) ee (dot) iitm (dot) ac (dot) in






Bio: Krishna Jagannathan obtained his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras in 2004, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2006 and 2010 respectively. During 2010-2011, he was a visiting post-doctoral scholar in Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech, and an off-campus post-doctoral fellow at MIT. Since November 2011, he has been an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras. He worked as a consultant at the Mathematical Sciences Research Center, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ in 2005, and as an engineering intern at Qualcomm, Campbell, CA in 2007. His research interests lie in the stochastic modeling and analysis of communication networks, transportation networks, network control, and queuing theory.




Probability Foundations video course


The lectures can be found here.
LaTeX notes for the course can be found here.




·       January 2012: Stochastic Modeling and the theory of Queues (Teaching score = 0.990 on 1)


·       July 2012: 


(i)                Probability Foundations (Teaching score = 0.952 on 1)

(ii)               Networks: Models, Theory and Algorithms (Self-Study elective) with Prof. Andrew Thangaraj


·       January 2013: Stochastic Modeling and the theory of Queues (Teaching score = 0.953 on 1) (EE 6001)


·       July 2013: Probability Foundations (EE 5110) (Teaching score = 0.956 on 1)


·       January 2014: Convex Optimization (EE5121) (Teaching score = 0.946 on 1)


·       July 2014: Probability Foundations (EE 5110) (Teaching score = 0.966 on 1) (NPTEL Videos)


·       January 2015: Convex Optimization (EE5121) (Teaching Score Mean = 0.919, Median = 0.933)


·       July 2015: Probability Foundations (EE 5110)


Graduate Students:


Ph.D.: Ravi Kolla, Peruru Subrahmanya Swamy, Gopal Krishna Kamath, Debayani Ghosh


M.S.: Aseem Sharma, Ravina Gelda, Pawan Poojary, Sneha Konnur




·       Best Paper Award, WiOpt 2013, Tsukuba, Japan, for this paper.

·       Young Faculty Recognition Award, IIT Madras 2014.


Other Professional Activities:


·       Member of the Steering Committee, WiOpt series of conferences.

·       Workshop co-chair (with Gaurav Raina), Intelligent Transportation Systems Workshop, Bangalore, January 2016.

·       TPC co-chair, WiOpt 2015 (Mumbai), along with Francois Baccelli (UT Austin) and Atilla Eryilmaz (Ohio State University)

·       Workshop co-chair (with Gaurav Raina), Intelligent Transportation Systems Workshop, Bangalore, January 2015.

·       Technical program committees (TPC) of international conferences: IFIP Performance 2011 (Amsterdam), MOBIHOC 2012 (SC, USA), COMSNETS 2013, 2014, 2015 (Bangalore), WiOpt 2013 (Tsukuba, Japan), ICC 2014 (Sydney, Australia), ICC 2015 (London, UK), WiOpt 2014 (Tunisia), NCC 2014 (Kanpur, India), SPCOM 2014 (Bangalore), NCC 2015 (Mumbai), Mobihoc 2015 (Hangzhou, China), Mobihoc 2016 (Paderborn, Germany)

·       Workshop Chair for MOBIHOC 2013 (Bangalore), along with Aditya Gopalan.

·       Publications chair for WiOpt 2014 (Tunisia)

·       Routinely review for several IEEE journals such as Transactions on Networking, Information Theory, Wireless Communications, Automatic Control, Wireless communication letters, signal processing letters, etc.

·       IEEE Member, ACM Member




I co-organize the Tech Saloon.


Making an effective technical presentation: slides. (Contains some borrowed ideas from Dimitri Bertsekas, Benam Aazhang, Uday Khankhoje…)


Alumni Blog Interview.


Occasionally, I air my personal views on Quora.