Jothi Prasanna Shanmuga Sundaram

PhD Student
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California, Merced


Research Interests

I am interested in exploring the requirements of emerging communication paradigms to design, develop novel communication protocols and optimize them by leveraging their intrinsic properties. Currently, I focus on the design and development of multi-radio architecture for IoT applications.


  1. Poster Abstract: On the feasibility of an IoT Multi-Radio Architecture for Smart Buildings
    Jothi Prasanna Shanmuga Sundaram, Alberto E. Cerpa
    In ACM BuildSys, 2020.
    [pdf] [Teaser video] [Full video]

  2. A Survey on LoRa Networking: Research Problems, Current Solutions and Open Issues.
    Jothi Prasanna Shanmuga Sundaram, Wan Du, Zhiwei Zhao.
    IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, October 2019.

  3. Resilience Bounds of Sensing-Based Network Clock Synchronization.
    Rui Tan, Linshan Jiang, Arvind Easwaran, Jothi Prasanna Shanmuga Sundaram.
    In IEEE ICPADS, 2018.
    [pdf] [slides]

  4. Performance Analysis of CREIDO Enhanced Chord Overlay Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks.
    Bhalaji Natarajan, Jothi Prasanna Shanmuga Sundaram, Parthiban Natarajan.
    Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer, 2017

  5. T2WSN: Titivated Two-Tired Chord Overlay Aiding Robustness And Delivery Ratio For Wireless Sensor Networks.
    T. Peer Meera Labbai and Jothi Prasanna Shanmuga Sundaram.
    Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 2016

  6. Analysis of Creido Enhanced Chord Overlay Protocol Under Different Movement Models in Delay Tolerant Networks.
    Umaparvathi, Bhalaji Natarajan, Jothi Prasanna Shanmuga Sundaram, Parthiban Natarajan.
    Wireless Personal Communications, Springer, 2016

Professional services

  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.
  • Student Volunteer, SenSys/BuildSys 2020

Awards and honors

  • EECS Bobcat Summer Fellowship, UC Merced, 2019,2020
  • Master's Merit Scholarship, SRM University, 2015-2017
  • Bachelor's Merit Scholarship, Central Goverment of India, 2011-2015

Education and experience

  • 2018 - now:
    • PhD Student, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Merced
    • Research and Teaching Assistant, Computer Science and Engineering, UC Merced
      • Computer Networks
      • Computers and Network Security
      • Computer Architecture
      • Discrete Mathematics
  • 2017/02 - 2017/07:
    • Research Assistant/ Visiting Student, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2015 - 2017: Master of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering, SRM University, India
  • 2011 - 2015: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering, Anna University, India