Vasudevan Nagendra

PhD Candidate
Computer Science Department ( WINGS Lab )
Email: vnagendra (at) cs (dot) stonybrook (dot) edu

About Me

Areas of Interest: Applications of SDN, Network Security & Virtualization, NFVs, Serverless Computing, Microservice-based (Light weight) Functional Customization, LTE/4G/5G Core Networks, IoT Security and Intent-based Policy Framework.

I have around 10 years of industry experience in Network security and Network virtualization aspects at various roles as Technical Advisor, Senior Technical lead, Sr.Design engineer & Automation Lead. Involved in Prototyping, Design, Development and Automation.

I am currently advised by Prof. Samir Das, co-advised by Prof. Anshul Gandhi.

Research in Progress

  • 5GControlCoreLite: Next generation cellular core networks (5G) [Under Submission]
  • with Vijay Gopala Krishnan (AT&T Labs), Anshul Gandhi, Samir R. Das (Stony Brook University)
  • Intent-based Policy framework for large scale IoT deployments [Under Submission]
  • with Vinod Yegneswaran, Phillip Porras (SRI Labs), Michalis Polychronakis, Samir R. Das (Stony Brook University)
  • Science DMZ Network Security [Under Submission]
  • with Vinod Yegneswaran, Phillip Porras (SRI Labs), Samir R. Das (Stony Brook University)


  • Securing Ultra-High-Bandwidth Science DMZ Networks with Coordinated Situational Awareness
  • Vasudevan Nagendra , Vinod Yegneswaran , Phillip Porras.
    Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networking (HotNets), November 2017.
  • LMS: Label Management Service for Intent-driven Cloud Policy Management
    Joon-Myung Kang, Jeongkeun Lee, Vasudevan Nagendra, Sujata Banerjee.
    15th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, 2017
  • 2016
  • LTE-Xtend: Scalable Support of M2M Devices in Cellular Packet Core
    Vasudevan Nagendra , Himanshu Sharma, Samir R. Das.
    ACM MOBICOM Workshop, AllThingsCellular, 2016.
  • TopoMan: Global Network Visibility in the Presence of Middleboxes (A Graybox Approach)
    Vasudevan Nagendra, Shubhada Patil, Michalis Polychronakis, Samir R. Das.
  • A Graybox Approach for Topology Abstraction, Dynamic Rule placement and Verification
    Vasudevan Nagendra, Samir R. Das.
    AT & T Academic research summit, 2016.
  • 2013
  • Intelligent, Elastic and Adaptive Network Security for Virtual Cloud Datacenter.
    Vasudevan Nagendra, Sukumar Reddy Puli.
    VMware, vRadio 2013.
  • Patents

  • Label Management system for Policy Specification, HP Labs, 2015 (Pending)
  • Technologies & Tools Worked on