I am a professor in the Computer and Information Systems (CIS) department at  Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, an IEEE Life Fellow and IEEE distinguished visitor. From 2008-2014, I served as a program director at the National Science Foundation where I directed the computer systems research program and played leadership role in the NSF wide sustainability initiative.  From 1997 to 2008 I was with Intel Corporation, and from 1991 to 1997 with Ericsson (formerly Bellcore). Prior to this, I was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Penn State University. My current research areas include the integration of logic reasoning with computer vision, intrabody networking, enterprise configuration management, and storage systems. I have worked on a very wide range of research topics in the past including energy management, cyberphysical systems, telecommunications systems,  computer architecture, and wireless networks. I wrote a highly acclaimed graduate textbook Introduction to Computer System Performance Modeling, McGraw Hill 1992.


  Krishna Kant

  IEEE Fellow

  IEEE distinguished




In the past I have worked at the National Science Foundation,  Intel, Bellcore (now Ericson), Penn State University, and Northwestern University.


I was elected a fellow of the IEEE for contributions to enterprise server performance and power management technologies and Domain Name System Robustness. In 2021, I was elected IEEE distinguished visitor. At the National Science Foundation, I represented the CISE directorate in driving the large Sustainability initiative called SEES (Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability) from its inception in 2010 until 2013, including the many funding programs that it produced. In 2012 I received NSF director’s award for my contributions to SEES. This site provides topic areas for some of my IEEE distinguished visitor talks.



Latest: TU-DAT (Temple University data on anomalous Traffic). This is a large labelled dataset that we created containing many driving anomalies under different weather conditions and can be used by researchers for deep learning based studies on traffic charcterization and anomaly detection and prediction. Also see our related paper in IEEE-ITS


For more detailed information please click the following links.





  1. US-India Pervasive Computing workshop (June 2012)

1.     NSF Workshop on Communications for sustainability (WICS, June 2011)

2.     Workshop on Pervasive Computing at Scale (PeCS, Jan 2011)

3.     NSF/CCC workshop on role of computer science & engineering in sustainability(RISES, Feb 2011)

4.     US-India workshop on pervasive computing and communications (PC3, March 2011)

5.     NSF CSR workshop (March 2010) 

6.     NSF-EU workshop on Pervasive Computing and Social Networking (March 2010)

7.     US-India workshop on Infrastructure Security (Jan 2010)

8.     Science of Power Management Workshop (April 2009)

9.     Report of US-India workshop on CS Research/Education (Jan 2009)




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