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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.


The perfect weapon: war, sabotage, and fear in the cyber age
Sanger D.,  Crown Publishing Group, New York, NY, 2018. 384 pp. Type: Book (978-0-451497-89-5)

A thriller-type story, albeit one that happens in the real world, this book is about those parts of the Internet filled with people trying to exploit it--all you need is a computer and Internet access. Just the fact that any residential modem...


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...


Core Java, volume I--fundamentals (11th ed.)
Horstmann C.,  Prentice Hall Press, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2018. 928 pp. Type: Book (978-0-135166-30-7)

Core Java is a longstanding series by computer science professor Cay Horstmann, who has written several books on programming languages. This edition is a classic textbook for high school seniors and college freshman. In 2020, Java will be 2...


The art of Linux kernel design: illustrating the operating system design principle and implementation
Lixiang Y., Wenfeng L., Dazhao C., Tianhou L., Ruobing W., Qi S., Ke F., Tingshao Z. (trans.),  Auerbach Publications, Boston, MA, 2017.Type: Book (978-1-138413-41-2)

This book goes into a lot of detail--I mean a lot of detail. Linux kernel 0.11 is dissected and explained in a very detailed way. The reason I am hesitant to give it a high rating is not because it focuses on the 0.11 version, which is...


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...


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