Dr. Ramesh Bhandari: A Biographical Sketch

Dr. Ramesh Bhandari is currently working as a senior research scientist in  the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, and performing research in the field of propagation of orbital angular momentum (OAM) modes of light in commerical fibers, with the aim to assess traffic flow capacity augmentation. Earlier, for several years, he was actively involved in the areas of quantum cryptography and quantum computing. Prior to that, he spent 14 years within the Bell Labs systems (AT&T and Lucent), performing graph-theoretic network research, and specializing in survivable network design and the development of diverse routing algorithms for real-life networks; the developed algorithms were widely used internally and externally and culminated in a highly acclaimed monograph, "Survivable Networks: Algorithms for Diverse Routing".


Dr. Bhandari has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics from Carnegie-Mellon University. He taught physics and performed research in a number of unversities, including the University of California, Berkeley, before joining industry in 1987. Besides his book (rated as one of the top 20 books to possess in the area of telecommunication sciences), he is the author of 40 (refereed) papers (including two as an undergraduate) in areas as diverse as special theory of relativity, elementary particle physics, (classical) light scattering, graph-theoretic network modeling and algorithms, quantum information science, and light wave propagation.  A paper in the area of light scattering was specially selected and republished in a special volume (SPIE) of outstanding papers.  Some of the papers in the area of networks were translated into Hungarian. Results of another paper in networks  were made an international standard by the International Telecommunication Union - Telecommunictions (ITU-T).  He also has a patent on a rerouting algorithm. Dr. Bhandari has close to 1500 citations.


He has over 6 years of classroom teaching experience at the undergraduate, graduate, and advanced graduate levels at Carnegie-Mellon University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, and New Mexico State University.


He has mentored several students, research interns, and coworkers during the course of his career. He has also guided them in research, resulting in original work with publications.


He has also presented several tutorials, including an invited one at an international communication networks conference.


In his spare time, he likes to play tennis, swim, do yoga, read, watch sports, and engage in intellectual as well as light conversations.