I am a second year graduate student in Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, advised by Prof. David Nicol. I am affiliated to the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid group and the Information Trust Institute at the Coordinated Science Laboratory. I also work closely with Prof. Sean Smith and his students at the Trust Lab at Dartmouth College.
My research focuses on security for the smart power grid and the Internet of Things. I work on developing scalable security architectures for these critical applications. Being a systems engineer by heart I have a particular affinity towards designing and building reliable and secure large scale systems.
Prior to Illinois, I was a researcher in the Smart Energy Informatics Lab at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. I worked with Prof. Krithi Ramamritham to develop smart sensor solutions to retrofit in buildings in order to make them energy intelligent.
I got my undergraduate degree in Telecommunications Engineering from SRM University, Chennai, India. For my senior year, I went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I fell in love with systems engineering and research. My senior thesis at MIT dealt with seamless data transfer over a local P2P cloud, among mobile devices.
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These are a few of the interesting projects I have worked on. Some of the projects that I have worked on (or am working on) may not be open-source yet and hence are not listed here. Feel free to contact me if you would like to know about them or if you want to know how the following were implemented or if you want to add new features to them.
K Palani, E Holt, SW Smith
IEEE PerCom 2016
K Palani, P Anantharaman, DM Nicol, SW Smith
IEEE PerCom 2016
Below is a list of the major talks that I have given.