Sound and practical congestion control is fundamental to the operation of the Internet, and R. Srikant’s pioneering resource allocation tools for communication networks have helped realize this. Srikant’s work on the Adaptive Virtual Queue for congestion indication at routers and on a high-speed version of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), called TCP-Illinois, have led to next-generation Internet congestion control algorithms. In wireless communications, he was the first to recognize the importance of opportunistic scheduling in wireless networks with fairness guarantees, using the idea of weighted fair queueing for resource allocation. He was also among the first to apply dual decomposition techniques for resource allocation in wireless networks.
An IEEE Fellow, Srikant is the Fredric G. and Elizabeth H. Nearing Endowed Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Coordinated Science Lab at the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA.