Dr. Timothy A. Gonsalves

Dr. Timothy A. Gonsalves
Phone : (+91) (1905) 267001
EMail : tag[at]iitmandi[dot]ac[dot]in
Address : Director
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
Kamand, Dist. Mandi
Himachal Pradesh 175005, India
My other websites: IIT-related and Personal


  • B. Tech. (Electronics), I.I.T., Madras, 1976
  • M. S. (Electrical), Rice University, Houston, Texas, 1979
  • Ph. D. (Electrical), Stanford University, California, 1986


  • Applied research in distributed applications, quality of service, network protocols, mobile/voice-based applications.
  • Development of products and technology in computer networks and telecommunications, especially aimed at mass markets in developing countries.
  • Promotion of software development in rural areas.
  • Teaching in systems areas of computer science and engineering.


  • Department of Computer Science, WPI, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA: Assistant Professor, 1986-1988.
  • Department of Computer Science & Engg, IIT Madras: Assistant Professor - Professor, 1989 - (Jun 2019)
    Head of Department (Aug 2005 – Jan 2010)
  • Nilgiri Networks, Ooty: Director, 1999 - 2001 (on leave from IIT Madras)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Mandi: Director & Professor, Jan 2010 – (Jan 2020)

Professional Activities

  • Cofounder of the TeNeT Group (Telecommunications and Computer Networking) of IIT-Madras, 1992-present.
  • Helped IIT alumni found R&D companies -- Midas Communications, Banyan Networks, NMSWorks Software and ISoftTech.
  • Founded Nilgiri Networks, Ooty for telecom software development in a small town.
  • Director of NMSWorks Software Ltd and IIT-M Rural Technology Business Incubator.
  • Consultant to State Bank of India, Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), and 3i Infotech.
  • Conference/Program Co-Chair, IFIP Home Oriented IT Conference (HOIT 2007), Aug 2007, IIT-Madras.
  • Member, Technology Committee, Mobile Payment Forum of India (2007-10)

Recent R&D Projects (PI or Joint-PI)

  • Smart Agriculture, Farmer ZoneSponsored agency DBT, Amount Rs. 9.47 crores, Duration March,18 to March,21
  • Design of Advanced Big Data Analytics in the CygNet Management System for large telecom networks
    Sponsor: MHRD, Rs. 1.40 crore from June 2016 – May,2020
    PI: Dr. A D Dileep, Co-PI's: Prof. Timothy A Gonsalves, Dr. Sriram Kailasam, Dr. Aditya Nigam, Dr. Samar Agnihotri, Dr. Varun Dutt
  • Smart Agriculture: Farmer Zone
    Sponsor: DBT, Rs.9.47 crores , from March,18 to March,21 Prof. Timothy A Gonsalves, Project Coordinator,
    Dr. Srikant Srinivasan (PI), Dr. Renu M.R, Dr. Siddhartha Sarma, Dr. A.D. Dileep, Dr. Shyam Kumar Masakapalli, Dr. Shyamasree Dasgupta (Co-PI's) from IIT Mandi AND Dr. S.K. Chakrabarti (PI) from CPCRI, Shimla, Dr. Tina Barsby (PI) from NIAB(UK) AND Dr. Andre Laperriere (PI) from GODAN (USA) AND Dr. David Hughes (PI) from University of Pennsylvania
  • Cloud Computing For Rural India , Rs. 10,00,000/- from. November 2011 – October2018
    PI: Prof. Timothy A Gonsalves

Completed R&D Projects (selected)

  • Estimation Quality of Broadband Internet in India.
    Sponsor: NIXI – Rs. 5 lakhs, Dec. 2010 – August 2011
  • Distributed Document Management Systems.
    Sponsor: RTBI – Rs. 6.5 lakhs, from Mar. 2011 – Mar. 2012
  • Centre for Innovative Technologies for the Himalayan Region
    Sponsor: DST, Rs. 13.87 lakhs from Aug. 2012 – Jan. 2019
  • Aakash Education Proposal
    Sponsor: MHRD, Rs. 62.5 lakhs from Aug. 2012 – Sept. 2015
  • India-UK Advanced Technology Centre (IU-ATC Phase-2) of Excellence in Next Generation Network System and Services.
    Sponsor: DST, Rs. 81.48 lakhs from September 2012 – October 2015
  • Access terminal: embedded software, real-time OS for low-cost access terminals based on Leon and other processors; local language software for Linux.
    Sponsor: Novatium Solutions, Chennai
  • Rural Automatic Teller Machine: design and implementation of the software of a Rs. 50,000 ATM that has been successfully commercialized.
    Sponsor: Vortex Engineering, Chennai
  • corDECT Wireless Local Loop: design and implementation of the embedded switching software running on Linux OS; performance evaluation of the system.
    Sponsor: Midas Communications, Chennai
  • Direct Internet Access System: system architecture, soft-switching concept.
    Sponsor: Midas Communications, Chennai
  • Minnow+BlueBill Internet Infrastructure Software: Linux-based Internet services and billing for telecom operators, scalable from 100-1, 00,000 subscribers LAN-T: design and implementation of a LAN trainer kit for educational use. In use by over 100 colleges in India, South Asia, Australia and UK.
    Sponsor: Benchmark Microsystems, Chennai
  • Mobile Payment Certification Lab: definition of standards for mobile payments in India, and provision of certification/testing services. Sponsor: DIT - Rs. 48 lakhs, Apr. 2009 – Mar 2011
  • Indo-UK Advanced Technology Centre, PI for the Security & Resilience of Next Generation Networks Theme, Joint-PI for the Seamless Mobility and Disaster Recovery and Cross-Layer Energy Aware Network Management Themes. Coordinator for Rural Applications and Seamless Mobility Themes. Applied research and exchange of PhD students in various aspects of Next Generation Networks. Sponsor: DST + EPSRC (UK)
    • Security & Resilience of Next Generation Networks Theme: Rs. 1.22 crores
    • Seamless Mobility and Disaster Recovery Theme: Rs. 1.22 crores
    • Cross-Layer Energy Aware Network Management Theme: Rs. 1.76 crores
    • Overall project: Rs. 20 crores; 2009-2011
  • Distributed workflow for rural applications. R&D and development of prototypes for rural enterprises that are scalable across India’s 6,00,000 villages.
    Sponsor: Xerox Innovation Group, Rochester, USA. $1,50,000, Jan 2009-Dec 2011
  • Advanced Research In Communication And Information Technologies Sponsor: coordinated research in 12 areas of computer science that are of interest to DRDO
    Sponsor: Centre for Artificial Intelligence, DRDO, Bangalore - Rs. 2.0 crores, 2008-2013
  • Rural Technology Business Incubator (RTBI): to promote technologies and entrepreneurship for rural applications.
    Sponsors: DST + World Bank - Rs. 6 crores, 2007-2011
  • Microsoft Technologies Lab: research and training in Microsoft OS technologies.
    Sponsor: Microsoft Corp, USA - $2,05,000, 2008-2010
  • Advanced Network Management System: architecture, design and implementation of an integrated NMS for convergent telecom networks.
    Sponsor: NMSWorks Software, Chennai - Rs. 80 lakhs, 2002-2009.


  • Best Paper Award, IPOM 2006 Conference, Dublin, Ireland, Oct. 2006.
  • IETE S.K. Mitra Memorial Award for best research oriented paper in the Journal of IETE in 2000, awarded on 3rd April 2003.

Indian Patents


  • A. Jhunjhunwala & T. A. Gonsalves, A Direct Internet Access System, Patent No. 208017, 12 Jan 2000.
  • A. Jhunjhunwala & T. A. Gonsalves, LAN Trainer Lab Apparatus, Patent No. 928, June 5, 1999


  • A. Jhunjhunwala, T.A. Gonsalves, Vijay Anand, "A Voice-Based System For Providing Online Transactions And Information Access And Retrieval", No. 1018 CHE 2007 dt 14/5/2007.

Institute Service


  • Director from 1/2010 - present


  • Head, Dept of Computer Science & Engg, 8/05 – 1/2010
  • Head, PG Senapathy Centre for Computational Resources, 8/05-11/08
  • Member:
    • Board of Academic Research
    • Board of Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research
    • MTech Admission Committee
    • Library Advisory Committee
  • GATE Chief Examiner for CS


  • Member, Board of Studies, IT Department, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
  • External Examiner for PhD thesis, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland (May 2008), IIT Bombay, University of Hyderabad, Anna University.


Publications In Refereed Journals

  • S. Gupta, Dileep A.D. and T.A. Gonsalves, “A Joint Multivariate Feature Selection Framework for Resource Workload Prediction in Cloud using Stability and Prediction Performance”,Journal of Supercomputing, Springer, Volume 74, Issue 11, pp. 6033-6068, 2018.
  • Reena Singh & T. A. Gonsalves, "Making the Value of Data Determine the Security: A Case Study of Rural Business Process Outsourcing",accepted in Elsevier's Journal of Information Security and Application, 2018.
  • Reena Singh & T. A. Gonsalves, “Using Ontologies to Share Access Control Information in Rural Business Process Outsourcing”, IETE Journal of Research, Published online: 9/Oct/2018.
  • Reena Singh and Timothy A. Gonsalves, "A Pragmatic Approach Towards Secure Sharing of Digital Objects," Security and Communication Networks, vol. 8, no. 18, pp. 3914-3926, Dec. 2015.
  • R. Madanagopal, N. Usha Rani, T.A. Gonsalves, "Path Computation Algorithms for Dynamic Service Provisioning with Protection and Inverse Multiplexing in SDH/SONET Networks", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, v 18, n 5, 2010, pp. 1492-1504.
  • C. Jagadish and T. A. Gonsalves, "Distributed Event Flood Control in a Large Telecom Network", Int. J. Network Mgmt., Accepted Jun 09.
  • C. Jagadish and T. A. Gonsalves, "Distributed Control of Performance Management Traffic with Accuracy Objectives", Int. J. Network Mgmt., In press for online publication.
  • C. Jagadish, Vinod Jammula and Timothy A Gonsalves, "Low-cost DCN for rural telecom network management", Int'l Jour. of Network Management, v 18, pp. 15-26, 2008. Published online: 2 Jan 07.
  • K.K. Manoj & T.A. Gonsalves, "Linux/Open Source Drives Internet Penetration in Rural India", CSI Communications, v 30, n 4, Jul. 06, pp. 43-47.
  • T.A. Gonsalves, "Web Services for Rural India", CSI Communications, v 29, n 9, Mar. 06, pp. 21-23.
  • A. Balaji, T.A. Gonsalves & R. Kumar, "The Performance of the corDECT Voice/Data Wireless Local Loop", IETE J. Research, Spcl. Issue on Wireless Technology, v 46, n 6, Nov-Dec. 00, pp. 489-503.
  • D. Venkatesulu, T.A. Gonsalves and R.K. Hariram, "On the Performance of Distributed Objects", Journal of Systems Architecture (46) 5 (2000) pp.411-428.
  • E. Elwin Stelzer & T.A. Gonsalves, "Embedding RMON in Large LAN Switches", IEEE Network, vol. 13, no. 1, Jan./Feb. 99, pp. 63-72.
  • D. Venkatesulu & T.A. Gonsalves, "Efficient Fault-tolerant Reliable Broadcast in a Multi-switch Extended LAN", Computer Communications, vol. 22, no. 3, 25 Feb. 99, pp. 266-278.
  • A. Jhunjhunwala, B. Ramamurthi & T.A. Gonsalves, "The Role of Technology in Telecom Expansion in India", IEEE Communications Mag., vol. 36, no. 11, Nov. 98, pp. 88-94.
  • R.K. Sanghi, Ashok Jhunjhunwala & T.A. Gonsalves, "Fibre Optics Ethernet Network for Voice and Data Communication", J. IETE, v 41, n 2, Mar--Apr. 95, pp. 119--128.
  • S. Mahesh, C. Sivaram Murthy, T.A. Gonsalves & C. Pandurangan, "Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Job Scheduling in Multiprocessor Systems", Int'l. J. Comp. Maths, v 58, 95, pp. 221--247.
  • A. Jhunjhunwala, M. Archana Rao, B. Murugesh, T.A. Gonsalves, & B. Ramamurthi, "A Reliable Fibre-Optic Ring Network for Process Control", Int'l J. Optoelectronics, v 8, n 4, 93, pp. 477-491.
  • M. Thomas, A. Jhunjhunwala, B. Ramamurthi & T.A. Gonsalves, "Design and Performance Evaluation of a Low Bit-Rate Packet Radio Network", Jour. IETE, v 39, n 5, Sep-Oct. 93, pp. 281-290.
  • T.A. Gonsalves, "High-Speed Transport Protocols: Design and Implementation Issues", Jour. IETE, v 39, n 2, May-June 93, pp. 99-109.
  • T.A. Gonsalves & F.A. Tobagi, "Comparative Performance of Voice/Data Local Area Networks", IEEE J Selected Areas Commun., v 7, n5, Jun. 89, pp. 657-669.
  • T.A. Gonsalves & F.A. Tobagi, "On the Performance Effects of Station Locations and Access Protocol Parameters in Ethernet Networks", IEEE Tr. Commun., v COM-36, n 4, Apr. 88, pp. 441-449.

Publications In Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Snehal Shete, Srikant Srinivasan, Seyed Vahid Mirnezami, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Patrick S Schnable, Timothy Gonsalves, "An automated tassel detection and trait extraction pipeline to support high-throughput field imaging of maize", 11th Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP), Hyderabad, 2018
  • S. Shete, T. Gonsalves and D. Jalihal, "Image analysis for network based Agri Advisory System", 22nd National Conference on Communication (NCC), Guwahati, 2016, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/ NCC.2016.7561207
  • S. Gupta, A.D. Dileep and T.A. Gonsalves, "Fractional Difference based Hybrid Model for Resource Prediction in Cloud Network", in 5th Int'l Conf on Network, Commun and Computing (ICNCC 2016), Dec 2016.
  • A. Oredope, A. McConnell, C. Peoples, R. Singh, T. A. Gonsalves, K. Moessner, and G. Parr, "Cloud Services in Mobile Environments – The IU-ATC UK-India Mobile Cloud Proxy Function," in Proc. 19th European Wireless Conference, Apr. 2013, pp. 1-7
  • Reena Singh, D.M. Divakaran and Timothy A. Gonsalves. Taking Rural BPO to New Heights: An ACM for Distributed and Secure Document Sharing, In Fifth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (IEEE ANTS 2011), Dec 2011.
  • Chandrahas, P.; Kumar, D.; Karthik, R.; Gonsalves, T.; Jhunjhunwala, A; Raina, G., "Some design considerations for a mobile payment architecture," Proc 17th Nat'l Conf Commun. NCC 2011, 28-30 Jan. 11, pp. 1-5.
  • B. Durai, K. Sivalingam, T.A. Gonsalves, "Adaptive Push Based Data Collection Method for Online Performance Monitoring", Proc. 17th Nat'l Conf Commun. NCC 2011, IISc Bangalore, 28-20 Jan 11, pp.
  • Markus Fiedler, Patrik Arlos, Timothy Gonsalves, Anuraag Bhardwaj, and Hans Nottehed, "Time is Perception is Money - Web Response Times in Mobile Networks With Application to Quality of Experience", PERFORM
  • Workshop 2010, Univ. of Vienna, 14-16 Oct. 2010.
  • S. Ranbir Singh, Hema A. Murthy, Timothy A. Gonsalves, "Determining User's Interest in Real Time", Proc WWW2008, Beijing, China, 21-25 Apr 2008.
  • S. Ranbir Singh, Hema A. Murthy, Timothy A. Gonsalves, "Effect of Word Density on Measuring Words Association", Proc ACM Compute 2008, Bangalore, India, 18-20 Jan 2008.
  • Suresh Guduru, Jakir Rehman, D.N. Rajan & T.A. Gonsalves, "Virtual Tuner Network for Video Services over the CATIUS Cable Access Network", in Proc. NCC-08 14th Nat'l Conf. Commun., Jan. 08.
  • V.C.Raghavendran, Timothy A.Gonsalves, Usha Rani, S.Mohan Kumar, Shankar Narasimhan, "The Design and Implementation of a Network Management System for Water Distribution Networks", Proc. ADCOMP 2007,
  • Guwahati, India, Dec. 2007.
  • S. Malhotra, P. Rathi, T.A. Gonsalves, A. Jhunjhunwala, T. Giri, "Untapped Resources! Amazing Potential! TeNeT's Rural BPO Initiative", in Proc. IFIP TC 9, WG 9.3 HOIT 2007 Conf., 22-25 Aug 07, Chennai India, pp. 21-33.
  • V.B. Harishankar, A. Ghode, A. Bandyopadhayay, M. Scotlin, H.A. Murthy, T.A. Gonsalves, A. Jhunjhunwala, "Teaching-Learning Strategies in Interactive Education -- A Case Study", in Proc. IFIP TC 9, WG 9.3 HOIT 2007 Conf., 22-25 Aug 07, Chennai India, pp. 79-89.
  • R. Madanagopal, N. Usha Rani and T.A. Gonsalves, "Path Computation Algorithms for Dynamic Service Provisioning in SDH Networks", Proc. 10th IFIP/IEEE Int'l Symp. Integrated Network Management (IM 2007), 21-25 May 2007, Munich, Germany, pp. 206-215.
  • Ravinder Tirumala, Usha Rani and T.A. Gonsalves, "An Event Notification Service based on XML Messaging on Different Transport Technologies", Proc. CIT 2006 Int'l. Conf. Inf. Tech., Bhubaneswar, Dec 2006.
  • D.M. Divakaran, H.A. Murthy and T.A. Gonsalves, "Traffic Modeling and Classification Using Packet Train Length and Packet Train Size", Proc. IPOM 2006, Dublin, Ireland, Oct. 06.
  • Dinil Mon Divakaran, Hema A. Murthy and Timothy A. Gonsalves, "Detection of SYN Flooding Attacks Using Linear Prediction Analysis", 14th IEEE Int'l Conf on Networks, ICON 2006, Singapore, Sep. 13-15, 2006.
  • P. Manohar, Hema A. Murthy and T. A. Gonsalves, "An Application Independent Multimodal Interface for the Computer", Proc. NCC '06 12th Nat'l Conf Commun, IIT Delhi, Jan 06, pp. 275-279
  • D. Divakaran, Hema A. Murthy and Timothy A. Gonsalves, "Effective bandwidth Utilization for Multimedia Data Over Low Bandwidth Links", Proc. NCC-05 11th Nat'l Conf Commun, IIT Kharagpur, Jan 05, pp. 236-240.
  • K. Bhattacharya, N. Usha Rani, Timothy A. Gonsalves and Hema A. Murthy, "An Efficient Algorithm for Root Cause Analysis", Proc. NCC-05 11th Nat'l Conf Commun, IIT Kharagpur, Jan 05, pp. 447-451.
  • R. Deepak, N. Usha Rani, Timothy A. Gonsalves and Hema A. Murthy, "Network Security Management for a National ISP", Proc. NCC-05, 11th Nat'l Conf Commun, IIT Kharagpur, Jan 05, pp. 565-568.
  • A.G.K. Vanchynathan, N. Usha Rani, C. Charitha & T.A. Gonsalves, "Distributed NMS for Affordable Communications", Proc. NCC-04 10th Natl. Conf. Commun., IISc, Bangalore, 30/1-1/2/04, pp. 346-351.
  • T.A. Gonsalves, "The SNMP Manager-Agent Paradigm Revisited", Proc. Int'l. Conf. Broadband Commn. (ICBN 03), Banglore, India, May 03.
  • R. Babu Ganesh, R. Thirumurthy & T. A. Gonsalves, "Load balancing model for multiple internet access links", Proc 15th Int'l Conf Computer Commun., Aug 02, Mumbai, India, pp. 228-238.
  • M.A. Saifulla, Hema A. Murthy & T.A. Gonsalves, "Identifying Patterns in Internet Traffic", in Proc. 15th Int'l Conf Comp. Commun., 11-14 Aug 02, Mumbai, India, pp. 859-865.
  • Hema Murthy, T.A. Gonsalves, R. Enoch, G. Sirisha, Valli Kannu, M. Mahesh, K. Getha, Saravan, Raghu Kishore, "A DSP Virtual Machine", Proc. 8th NCC Nat'l Conf on Commun., IIT-Bombay, pp. 200-204,
  • Jan. 25-27, 2002
  • Hema Murthy, B. Ramamurthi, T.A. Gonsalves, K. Balamurugan, S. Augustine, Ch. Vijayalakshmi, "CygPlan -- An Installation Planning Tool", Proc. 8th NCC Nat'l Conf on Commun., IIT-Bombay, pp. 433-437, Jan. 25-27, 2002
  • J Patricia, K Ratheesh, V S Shenoi, G Sreepriya, T A Gonsalves & Hema A Murthy, "Indian Language Support for the Linux Operating System", Int'l Symp on Information Technology, Peoples' Development and Culture, 12-16 Feb 2001, Allahabad, India.
  • A. Ramasamy, Hema A. Murthy & T.A. Gonsalves, "Linear Prediction for Traffic Management and Fault Detection", Proc. Int'l. Conf. Inf. Tech., Bhubaneswar, India, 21-23 Dec. 00, pp. 141-144.
  • Hema A Murthy, T A Gonsalves, B Madhavi, K Gupta, H Solanki, B Ramamurthi and A Jhunjhunwala, "CygPlan: An Installation Planner for Telecom Access Networks," Proc. NCC-2000, IIT-Delhi, Jan. 2000.
  • T A Gonsalves, Ashok JhunJhunwala, Hema A Murthy, et al., "CygNet: An Integrated Management for Modern Telecom Networks," Proc. NCC-2000, IIT-Delhi, Jan. 2000.
  • A Ramasamy, Hema A Murthy and T A Gonsalves, "Linear Prediction for Network Management," Proc. NCC-2000, IIT-Delhi, Jan. 2000.
  • Balaji, A.; Gonsalves, T.A.; Kumar, R.; "The corDECT wireless local loop: capacity predictions", IEEE Int'l Conf on Personal Wireless Commun, 17-19 Feb. 1999 pp 359-363.
  • E. Bommiah, T.A. Gonsalves, "A Disconnected file system for mobile Linux nodes", Proc. Int'l Conf Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems, New Orleans, USA, Oct 1997
  • M Ravichandran, B Maneesh, RJ Enoch, TA Gonsalves, "A Family of Low
  • Cost Ethernet Switches", Proc. 3rd Nat'l Conf. Commun. (NCC-97), Jan 97.
  • T.A. Gonsalves, "Performance Characteristics of 2 Ethernets: An Experimental Study", Proc. ACM SIGMETRICS Conf. on Measurement, Modeling of Computer Systems, Austin, Texas, Aug. 85, pp. 78-86.
  • T.A. Gonsalves, "Packet-Voice Communication on an Ethernet Local Network: an Experimental Study", ACM SIGCOMM Symp on Commun Arch and Protocols, Austin, Texas, Mar. 1983, pp. 178-185.
  • T.A. Gonsalves, & B. Kumar, "Analysis of Interconnection Structures for Distributed Computer Systems", In Proc. Conf. on Sim, Meas and Modelling of Comp Systems, Boulder, Colorado, pages 89-98. Aug. 1979.

Other Publications:

  • "Home Informatics and Telematics: ICT for the Next Billion, Proc. IFIP TC 9, WG 9.3 HOIT 2007 Conf.", ed. A. Venkatesh, T. Gonsalves, A. Monk, K. Buckner, Springer, Aug 2007, 290 pp.
  • Contributing Author, Chapter 9 “Network Management”, in Mani Subramaniam, Network Management: Principles and Practice, Pearson, 2009.
  • T.A. Gonsalves, "Measured Performance of the Ethernet", in Advances in Local Area Networks, eds. K. Kummerle, J.O. Limb, & F.A. Tobagi, IEEE Press, New York, 1987, pp. 383-410.

Popular articles

Tutorials and Short-term Courses (recent)

  • GIMP: A brief tutorial on how to use this very powerful and free image editor. 24/Feb/2018

  • T.A. Gonsalves, “Design of an NMS Server”, ½ day tutorial, NCC-09 15th Nat'l Conf. Commun., Guwahati, Jan. 2009.
  • Shankar Balachandran, T.A. Gonsalves, & Hema Murthy "Teaching Computer Networks Effectively", QIP STTC, 16-27 June 2008, IIT-Madras.
  • T. A. Gonsalves & Usha Rani, “Security Issues in Wireless Networks”, invited ½ day tutorial, 7th Int’l Conference on Information Technology, Bhubaneswar, Dec. 2006.
  • T.A. Gonsalves & Usha Rani, “Management of Service Level Agreements”, ½ day tutorial, 10th Natl. Conf. Commun. NCC-04, IISc, Bangalore, Jan. 2004.

Invited Talks (recent)


  • "Fostering Innovation at IIT Mandi" on 4th February, 2013, Kathmandu University.
  • "The IIT-Madras Experience in Developing Talent through Incubation”, Agora Talentia, the 1st World Forum on Talent, Pamplona, Spain, Feb. 2009.
  • “Towards Sustainable Development”, The Karlskrona Dialogues, Karlskrona, Sweden, May 2008.
  • “Towards Internet for the Next Billion”, NTU, Singapore, July 2007.
  • "TeNeT & Innovation: The TeNeT Group's Experience in Driving Dreams for India", Univ of California, Irvine, USA, Dec. 2006
  • "Towards Internet for the Next Billion", EECS Department, MIT, USA, Dec 2006


  • As Keynote Speaker "INNOVATION FOR A BETTER INDIA" on 25th-27th October, 2012, MNIT Jaipur.
  • Plenary talk, "ICT for Sustainable Development", 4th Int'l Conf on Computer Appls in Elec Engg - Recent Advances (CERA-09), IIT Roorkee, India, Feb. 20, 2010.
  • Regular invited speaker at various engineering colleges and universities and National Conferences


Professional Society Memberships

  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Senior Member, ACM