Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves

TeNeT Group, Department of Computer Science and Engg.,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

B.Tech. (Electronics) IIT-Madras; M.S. (Electrical Engg) Rice University, Houston; Ph.D. (Electrical Engg) Stanford University, California. Joined the Department of Computer Science & Engg, I.I.T., Madras as an Assistant Professor in 1989, currently Professor and Head of the Department. Cofounder of the TeNeT Group of IIT-Madras. founding Director of NMSWorks Software Ltd, n-Logue Communications Ltd and the IITM Rural Technology Business Incubator. In 1999, took leave from IIT to found Nilgiri Networks, Ooty for development of telecom/networking software.

Interests: design and performance of computer and telecom networks, NMS and telecom billing. With emphasis on innovative and low-cost product and technology development for Indian and international industry. Fostering software development in small towns and rural areas.

Has published over 50 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. Has 2 patents granted and 3 filed.

RECENT R&D PROJECTS: NMS for Tactical Communication System (sponsored by CAIR, Bangalore)

Advanced Network Management System: architecture, design and implementation of an integrated NMS for convergent telecom networks (sponsored by NMSWorks Software Ltd, Chennai)

Access terminal: embedded software, real-time OS for low-cost access terminals based on Leon and other processors; local language software for Linux (sponsored by Novatium Solutions Ltd, Chennai)

corDECT Wireless Local Loop: design and implementation of the embedded switching software running on Linux OS; performance evaluation of the system (sponsored by Midas Communications Technologies, Chennai)

Direct Internet Access System: system architecture, soft-switching concept (sponsored by Banyan Networks, Chennai)

Consultant to the Indian financial sector, including the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), State Bank of India and 3i Infotech.