ISI Directory

Ganesh Chennimalai Sankaran, Ph.D

Computer Scientist


Ph.D., Computer Science and Engg., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, TN, IN (2016)
M.S., Computer Science and Engg., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, TN, IN (2012)
B.Engg., Electronics and Communications Engg., Dr. Alagappa Chettiar Govt. College of Engg. and Tech. Karaikudi, TN, IN (1999)


Ganesh is currently a computer scientist at USC's Information Sciences Institute. He received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Madras. He has rich industry experience working for Cisco and Dell EMC. He has more than 20 issued patents and another 7 in various stages in Indian and US patent offices.

✓ Served in TPC of ICC 2016 & 2018, NCC 2019
✓ Serving as expert reviewer on INFOCOM, ToN and Netsoft

Research Summary

My interest lies at the intersection of High speed networks and Computing. Specifically interested in exploring mechanisms that address cross layer concerns such as security and power.

Recent research focuses on

  1. Identify encrypted applications
    1. using machine learning
    2. using in-band and out-of-band information leaked
  2. Protecting resource constrained devices from security attacks
  3. Proposed a non-linear optimization solver based on formal language to explore and identify power efficient architectures from a large search space


Star award from HCL Tech. (< 0.2% top employees)
IBM Best Ph.D thesis award 2017
Honorary mention award in IEEE ANTS 2011 edition


Computer Scientist at Information Sciences Institute (from 2021)
Post Doctoral Researcher at UC Davis (2020-2021)
Post Doctoral Scholar at IIT Madras (2019-2019)
Sr. Principal Engineer at Dell EMC Networking (2018-2019)
Architect/Enterprise Architect at HCL Cisco Offshore Dev Center (1999-2018)