Information Systems and Computer Networks are the backbone of our connected world, managing computer-based technologies and enabling seamless communication. The integration facilitates efficient resource allocation, enhancing global productivity and innovation. These fields play a pivotal role in shaping the digital landscape, supporting services like wireless communications, cloud computing and cybersecurity.


Lingjie Duan

Associate Professor and Associate Head of Pillar (Research)
PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Lin Meixia

Meixia Lin

Assistant Professor
PhD, National University of Singapore

Rakesh Nagi

Rakesh Nagi

Professor and Head of Pillar
PhD, University of Maryland

Georgios Piliouras

Associate Professor
PhD, Cornell University

Antonios Varvitsiotis

Assistant Professor
PhD, Dutch National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI)

James Wan

Senior Lecturer
PhD, University of Newcastle, Australia


IISE David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award2022, Rakesh Nagi, Institute of Industrial Systems & Engineers

Top 2% Scientists2021, Lingjie Duan, Stanford University

INFORMS Koopman Award from Military Application Society2021, Rakesh Nagi, INFORMS

DARPA Graph Challenge (Sparse Deep Neural Network), Champion2020, Rakesh Nagi, MIT

DARPA Graph Challenge, Honorable Mention2019, Rakesh Nagi, MIT

DARPA Graph Challenge, Innovation Award2019, Rakesh Nagi, MIT

INFORMS Koopman Award from Military Application Society2018, Rakesh Nagi, INFORMS

DARPA Graph Challenge, Finalist2018, Rakesh Nagi, MIT

DARPA Graph Challenge, Innovation Award2018, Rakesh Nagi, MIT

SUTD Excellence in Research Award2017, Lingjie Duan, SUTD

DARPA Graph Challenge, Honorable Mention2017, Rakesh Nagi, MIT

10th Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award2015, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Communications Society

Hong Kong Young Scientist Award (Finalist in Engineering Science)2014, Lingjie Duan, Hong Kong Institution of Science

IIE Fellow Award, the Institute of Industrial Engineers2010, Rakesh Nagi, Institute of Industrial Systems & Engineers

University at Buffalo’s Sustained Achievement Award2009, Rakesh Nagi, University at Buffalo

Promising Inventor Award, SUNY/RF2004, Rakesh Nagi, The State University of New York

Buffalo Business First’s 40 under 40 award2004, Rakesh Nagi, Buffalo Business First

IIE’s Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award in Academia1999, Rakesh Nagi, Institute of Industrial Systems & Engineers

National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award1996, Rakesh Nagi, National Science Foundation


Privacy-protected AI Methods for Restricted Surveillance of Mobile CommunicationsNov 2023, Lingjie Duan, (PI), SUTD Kickstarter Initiative (SKI) Grant, 3 years, $0.5M

Dynamic Crowdsourcing Mechanisms for Decarbonising Urban Passenger Transportation and Package DeliveryOct 2023, Lingjie Duan, (PI), Joint SMU-SUTD Grant, 2 years, $0.3M

Quasispecies Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 via Non-convex Tensor CompletionSep 2023, Meixia Lin, (PI), Temasek Labs@SUTD, 1 year, $0.1M

Fast Learning And Channel Hopping For Anti-Jamming DefenseJun 2023, Lingjie Duan, (PI), DSO National Laboratories, 1 year, $0.25M

Hybrid AI/ML-Optimization Approaches to Cloud Native Workflow Scheduling,” IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator InstituteJan 2023, Rakesh Nagi, IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute

Towards Co-clustering in Big Data: An Optimization PerspectiveSep 2022, Meixia Lin, (PI), SUTD Kickstarter Initiative (SKI) Grant, 3 years, $0.47M

Building Proposal Development Evaluation with Artificial IntelligenceSep 2022, Antonios Varvitsiotis, (co-PI), Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), 3 years

To Motivate Human-in-the-loop Learning of Complex Traffic NetworksMar 2022, Lingjie Duan, (PI), MOE AcRF Tier 2 Grant, 3 years, $0.7M

Computer Science Approaches to Quantum Computing for FinanceMar 2022, Antonios Varvitsiotis, (co-PI), Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) 2.0, 3 years

Towards Collaborative and Holistic Testing for Open RAN SolutionsMar 2021, Lingjie Duan, (co-PI), SUTD Kickstarter Initiative (SKI) Grant, 3 years, $0.5M

Analysis of Optimization Algorithms Using Sum of SquaresOct 2020, Antonios Varvitsiotis, (PI), SUTD, 3 years

Adaptive Learning for Interactive Agents and SystemsApr 2020, Antonios Varvitsiotis, (co-PI), ANR-NRF, 3 years

Learning from Common Connections in Social NetworksJun 2018, Bikramjit Das, (PI), MOE Tier 2 Grant, 3 years, $0.40M


Parallelizing Maximal Clique Enumeration on GPUs2023, Rakesh Nagi, 2023 32nd International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)M Almasri, YH Chang, I El Hajj, R Nagi, J Xiong, W HwuPages 162-175 [Publication Link]

Limited-Trust in Diffusion of Competing Alternatives Over Social Networks2023, Rakesh Nagi, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and EngineeringV Leon, SR Etesami, R NagiVolume 11, No. 1, Pages 1320-1336 [Publication Link]

Voxelized Cut-and-Fill Models for Deadlock-Free Site Excavation Under Accessibility Constraints2023, Rakesh Nagi, 2023 IEEE 19th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)R Fouani, R Sengupta, R Nagi, RS SreenivasPages 1-6 [Publication Link]

BEEP: Balanced Efficient subgraph Enumeration in Parallel2023, Rakesh Nagi, Proceedings of the 52nd International Conference on Parallel ProcessingS Kawtikwar, M Almasri, WM Hwu, R Nagi, J XiongPages 142-152 [Publication Link]

A Highly Efficient Algorithm for Solving Exclusive Lasso Problems2023, Meixia Lin, Optimization Methods and SoftwareM. Lin, Y. Yuan, D. Sun, and K-C.Toh [Publication Link]

A Positive and Moment-preserving Fourier Spectral Method2023, Meixia Lin, SIAM Journal on Numerical AnalysisZ. Cai, B. Lin, and M. Lin [Publication Link]

Dynamic Pricing for Client Recruitment in Federated Learning2023, Lingjie Duan, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking X. Wang, S. Zheng, L. Duan [Publication Link]

A Family of Strategyproof Mechanisms for Activity Scheduling2023, Lingjie Duan, Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AGNT)X. Xu, J. Zhang, M. Li, L. Duan, and L. Xie vol. 37(44) [Publication Link]

To Save Mobile Crowdsourcing from Cheap-talk: A Game Theoretic Learning Approach2023, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingS. Hao and L. Duan [Publication Link]

Age of Information Diffusion on Social Networks: Optimizing Multi-stage Seeding Strategies2023, Lingjie Duan, ACM MobiHoc 2023 S. Li and L. Duan [Publication Link]

Location Privacy Protection Game Against Adversary through Multi-user Cooperative Obfuscation2023, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingS. Hong and L. Duan [Publication Link]

Average-Case Analysis of Greedy Matching for Large-Scale D2D Resource Sharing2023, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingS. Gao, C. Courcoubetis, and L. Duan [Publication Link]

Diffusion of Innovation under Limited-Trust Equilibrium2022, Rakesh Nagi, 2022 IEEE 61st Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)V Leon, SR Etesami, R Nagi Pages 3145-3150 [Publication Link]

Asymptotic Behavior of Common Connections in Sparse Random Networks2022, Bikramjit Das, Methodology and Computing in Applied ProbabilityB. Das, T. Wang and G. Dai 24, 2071--2092 [Publication Link]

From Qualitative Data to Correlation Using Deep Generative Networks: Demonstrating the Relation of Nuclear Position with the Arrangement of Actin Filaments2022, James Wan, PLOS OneJ. Vasudevan, C. Zheng, J. G. Wan, T.-J. Cham, L. C. Teck, and J. G. Fernandezvol. 17 [Publication Link]

Signal analysis via the stochastic geometry of spectrogram level sets2022, Meixia Lin, IEEE Transactions on Signal ProcessingS. Ghosh, M. Lin, and D. Sunvol. 70, pp. 1104-1117 [Publication Link]

Design and Performance Analysis of Partial Computation Output Schemes for Accelerating Coded Machine Learning2022, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and EngineeringX. Xu, X. Lin, and L. Duanvol. 10(2), pp. 1119 - 1130 [Publication Link]

Dynamic Pricing and Mean Field Analysis for Controlling Age of Information2022, Lingjie Duan, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking X. Wang and L. Duanvol. 30(6), pp. 2588 - 2600 [Publication Link]

Distributed Double Auction Mechanisms for Large-Scale Device-to-Device Resource Trading2022, Lingjie Duan, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking S. Gao, C. Courcoubetis, and L. Duanvol. 31(3), pp. 1308 - 1323 [Publication Link]

Protecting Location Privacy by Multi-query: A Dynamic Bayesian Game Theoretic Approach2022, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (TIFS)S. Hong, L. Duan, and J. Huangvol. 17, pp. 2569 - 2584 [Publication Link]

Online Algorithms for the Maximum k-interval Coverage Problem2022, Lingjie Duan, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (JOCO)S. Li, M. Li, L. Duan, V. C.S. Lee Vol. 44, pp. 3364–3404 [Publication Link]

Cooperative Double-IRS Aided Proactive Eavesdropping,” IEEE Transactions on Communications2022, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on CommunicationsY. Cao, L .Duan, M. Jin and N. Zhaovol. 70(9), pp. 6228 - 6240 [Publication Link]

To Help or Disturb: Introduction of Crowdsourced WiFi to 5G Networks2022, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingS. Hao and L. Duanvol. 22(9), pp. 5583 - 5596 [Publication Link]

xER: An Explainable Model for Entity Resolution using an Efficient Solution for the Clique Partitioning Problem2021, Rakesh Nagi, Proceedings of the First Workshop on Trustworthy Natural Language ProcessingS Vadrevu, R Nagi, JJ Xiong, W HwuPages 34-44 [Publication Link]

Growth of Common Friends in a Preferential Attachment Model2021, Bikramjit Das, Stochastic ModelsB. Das and S. Ghosh 37(3), 427-447 [Publication Link]

Determinantal Point Processes Based on Orthogonal Polynomials for Sampling Minibatches in SGD2021, Meixia Lin, Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS)R. Bardenet, S. Ghosh, and M. Lin [Publication Link]

Optimal Incentive and Load Design for Distributed Coded Machine Learning2021, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC)N. Ding, Z. Fang, L. Duan, and J. Huangvol. 39(7), pp. 2090-2104 [Publication Link]

Two-facility Location Games with Minimum Distance Requirement2021, Lingjie Duan, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR)X. Xu, B. Li, M. Li, and L. Duan, ESI Highly Cited Paper in 2023 (data from Web of Science) vol. 70 [Publication Link]

Pricing-driven Service Caching and Task Offloading in Mobile Edge Computing2021, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Wireless CommunicationsJ. Yan, S. Bi, L. Duan, and Y.-J. A. Zhang vol. 20(7), pp. 4495 - 4512 [Publication Link]

Learning Large Electrical Loads via Flexible Contracts with Commitment,2021, Lingjie Duan, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and EngineeringP. Lai, L. Duan, and X. Linvol. 8(2), pp. 1925 - 1940 [Publication Link]

Optimal Pricing for Peer-to-peer Sharing with Network Externalities2020, Lingjie Duan, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON)Y. Li, C. Courcoubetis, L. Duan, and R. Webervol. 29(1), pp. 148 - 161 [Publication Link]