I am a professor in the Computer and Information Systems (CIS) department at Dr. Krishna Kant is currently a professor in the CIS department at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, an IEEE Life Fellow and IEEE distinguished visitor. From 2008-2014, he served as a program director at the National Science Foundation where he directed the computer systems research program and played leadership role in the NSF wide sustainability initiative.  From 1997 to 2008 he was with Intel Corporation, and from 1991 to 1997 with Ericsson (formerly Bellcore). Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Penn State University. He has worked on a very wide range of research topics including configuration and energy management, storage systems, wireless networks, smart grid security, water distribution and transportation networks, telecommunications networks, traffic and performance modeling, computer architecture, and fault tolerant computing. He is the author of the graduate textbook Introduction to Computer System Performance Modeling, McGraw Hill 1992 He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas in 1981.:

I can be reached via phone at (215) 204-9654 and by email at kkant at temple.edu.


  Krishna Kant

  IEEE Fellow

  IEEE distinguished




My other areas with significant expertise and prior/ongoing work include (a) Traffic characterization of internet and e-commerce servers, (b) Detailed platform level performance modeling, (c) Network acceleration at transport and higher layers, (d) compression technologies, and (e) peer to peer computing. Prior to joining Intel, I was with Bellcore (now Telcordia) from 1992 to 1997 where I worked on a both Operations support and Switching sides of Telecom. In particular, I worked on a variety of aspects related to Signaling System no 7 (SS7) including SS7 congestion control, link error monitoring, capacity planning and personal communications technologies. Prior to Bellcore, I was an associate professor of computer science at Penn State University (1985-1991) primarily working in areas of performance modeling and distributed systems. From 1981-1985, I was an assistant professor in the EECS department, Northwestern University, working mainly in the areas of fault-tolerance and performance modeling. In 1992, I published a graduate level textbook on performance modeling, titled Introduction to Computer Systems Performance Modeling, McGraw Hill, 1992.


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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