Vinod Vokkarane


Vinod M. Vokkarane

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Director, Center for Smart Cyber-physical Systems (SCyPS)

Director, Advanced Computer Network Labs

Office: Ball Hall 409

Email: vinod_vokkarane at

Publications: Google Scholar

Recent Service:

General Chair, 18th IEEE ANTS 2024, IIT Guwahati, India, Dec. 15-18, 2024.

IEEE PES Task Force on Resilient and Secure Large-Scale Energy Internet Systems, (2024-)

Symposium Co-Chair, ICNC 2018, Optical and Grid Symposium, Maui, March 2018.

TPC Co-Chair, 38th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium 2017, NJIT Sep. 2017.

General Co-Chair, 10th IEEE ANTS 2016, Bangalore, India, Nov 6-9, 2016.

Externally Funded Research:

  •  PI:  Unified Post-Disaster Restoration Planning for Cyber-Physical Power Distribution
    (UML), ONR, $550K, 3/24-2/27. Co-PIs: Orlando Arias (UML), Yuzhang Lin (NYU). 
  • PI: CyberCARE: Northeast University Cybersecurity Center for Advanced and Resilient Energy Delivery, DOE, $3.5M, 03/24-02/26. Lead PI: Junbo Zhao (UConn)
  • PI: Software-Defined Cyber-Physical Microgrids (SDCPM) for Agile Adaptation to High-Impact-Low-Probability (HILP) Disturbances (UML), ONR, $300,000, 10/21-11/24.
  •  PI: Flexible Spectrum Allocation in Next-Generation Optical Networks, NSF CNS Core, $350,000, 10/20-09/24. Additonal REU supplement: $16,000.
  • Co-PI: Resilient Sensing and Communication Architecture for Naval Energy Infrastructure Monitoring, ONR, $360,000, 10/20-09/23. PI: Yuzhang Lin
  • PI: “Network Cyberinfrastructure (CI) for Biomedical Informatics Innovation,” NSF CC*DNI, $1.016 Million, 09/2015-08/2019.
  • PI:PROPER: Parallel Resource-Optimized Provisioning of End-to-End Requests,” DOE Big Data-Aware Terabits Networking, DE-FOA-0000883, $401,000, 06/2014-06/2018.
  • PI: “Command & Control Display Equipment (CCDE) Requirements Specification,” US Air Force,  $865,352, 07/2017-07/2018
  • PI: “Coordinated Advance Reservation for Grid over Optical Networks (CARGONET),” NSF NeTS Small, $325,169, 09/01/2012 -08/31/2017. Includes REU-Supplement of $40,000.
  • Co-PI: “FLowell: Accelerating Data-Driven Scientific Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell,” NSF CC*IIE Networking Infrastructure, $500,000, 10/01/2014-09/30/2017, Lead-PI: Dr. Yan Luo.
  • Co-PI: “Bridging Reliability Analysis and Reality in Sensor Systems: Theories and Applications,” NSF CSR Small, $441,000 (UMass share: $277,616), 07/01/2011 – 06/31/2015, PIs: Dr. Liudong Xing (UMassD), Yan Sun (URI). Includes REU-Supplement of $16,000.
  • PI:Coordinated Multi-Layer Multi-Domain Optical Network (COMMON),” Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, $524,991, 09/01/2010 – 08/31/2013.
  • PI: “SOON: Service-Oriented Optical Networks,” NSF NeTS Small, $476,000 (UMass share: $240,488), 09/01/2006-08/31/2011. Other PI: Jason Jue (UT Dallas).  Includes REU-Supplement of $36,000.