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Naga R Narayanaswamy
Lucent Technologies
Landover, Maryland

Naga Raju Narayanaswamy has been a Senior Software Engineer at Lucent Technologies (Landover, Maryland) since April 2000. He works in the PSAX IP Edge Router group, which is part of the Multiservice Switching division of Lucent Technologies.

Narayanaswamy graduated from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India in 1991 with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He worked at the National Center for Software Technology, under the Government of India, as a Staff Scientist for two years in the areas of software engineering and database management. After that, he joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras to complete his M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering with an emphasis in Computer Networking. He published papers in Computer Communications and International Journal of Computer Systems Science & Engineering as part of his M.S. thesis work.

He worked for CommVault Systems (Oceanport, New Jersey) for over two years in the area of automated backup and recovery software. He then moved on to Newbridge Networks (Herndon, Virginia) as a software designer working on the carrier scale internetworking project for Newbridge's 36170 multiservice switch. He has experience with multiple aspects of IP networking, and various flavors of Unix, including Linux and *BSD.

Narayanaswamy currently lives in Crofton, Maryland with his wife, Pushkala, and daughter, Vibha. He likes to travel, read books, and tinker with electronic gadgets, and is a photo enthusiast in his spare time.


Computer networking problems and solutions: an innovative approach to building resilient, modern networks
White R., Banks E.,  Addison-Wesley Professional, Boston, MA, 2018. 832 pp. Type: Book (978-1-587145-04-9)

Many computer networking books have been adopted in universities and are very popular [1,2,3], so it is hard for a new book to make an impact unless it differentiates in a significant way. This book tries to achieve this, though I feel it could ha...


Mathematics for computer graphics (5th ed.)
Vince J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 505 pp. Type: Book (978-1-447173-34-2), Reviews: (2 of 2)

If there is a student guide for understanding the mathematics for computer science, this is it. Mathematics for computer graphics is a gem of a book for this purpose. The readers not only get knowledge of prerequisites and depth, but also p...


Flash memory integration: performance and energy issues
Boukhobza J., Olivier P.,  ISTE Press - Elsevier, London, UK, 2017. 266 pp. Type: Book (978-1-785481-24-6)

With the explosion of data in recent years, storage technologies continue to be a critical infrastructure in the world. It is predicted that 44 zettabytes (44 billion terabytes) will be generated in 2020. While most data will be stored on hard dis...


Concepts and practices: designing and developing a modern K-12 CS framework
Parker M., DeLyser L.  SIGCSE 2017 (Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Seattle, WA,  Mar 8-11, 2017) 453-458, 2017. Type: Proceedings

It is known that there is no unifying framework in the K-12 computer science curriculum. Having seen curriculum in action, it is up to teachers what they teach. This leaves students wondering, and leads students within the same grade or taking the...


Wireless networking and mobile data management
Ghosh R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 546 pp. Type: Book

This book, which is divided into two parts, presents a solid foundation to wireless technologies and their management. In the beginning, there are eight pages of acronym definitions. That goes to show the heavy usage of acronyms in the wireless in...


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