Dr. Amit Mukhopadhyay is the Principal and Team Leader for the Future Networks Modeling & Automation group in the Modeling R&D Practice within the Bell Labs Consulting Service Organization.
He leads a team that builds models for designing next-generation networks and automates the design process with state-of-the-art tools. The goal is to develop a cost-optimal solution for access, backhaul and core networks to satisfy projected traffic growth, within the constraints of network performance objectives, embedded architecture, evolving technology, and budgetary restrictions.
Amit’s current work focuses on next generation wireless technologies, including small cells, Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets), and Self-Organizing Networks (SON). He is also deeply involved in converged IMS networks with other broadband access technologies including DSL, fiber, and HFC cable. Amit has experience working on SS7, SIP, and diameter signaling as well as QoS requirements of various end-user applications. He has received numerous company awards and has been selected a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy.
Prior to joining Bell Labs, he was with Ericsson in the Systems Engineering organization. He co-authored Ericsson’s first Traffic Engineering Handbook for GSM networks. He was the editor of the GSM A-interface specifications for PCS 1900 standards under T1P1.5 (prior to the formation of 3GPP).
Amit holds a Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and a PhD in Operations Research from the University of Texas, Dallas. He is a senior member of IEEE and received the IEEE Region 1 award. Amit serves as a program evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technologies representing IEEE for assessing electrical engineering technology programs in colleges and universities
Amit has served as a reviewer for U.S. President Barak Obama’s Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program. He has 20+ publications in refereed journals and has received four patent awards with several applications still pending decision.