Department Chair and Professor of Systems Engineering
Dr. Seshadri Mohan is currently a professor and the chair of the Systems Engineering department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). He brings more than 28 years of experience and knowledge in the field of telecommunications. Prior to his current position, he served as the CTO and acting CEO of IP SerVoniX, where he consulted for telecommunication firms and venture firms. He has also served as the CTO of Telsima (formerly known as Kinera), where he carried out extensive business development with telecommunications and wireless carriers, both in the US and in India. Before joining Kinera, he was the CTO at Comverse in Wakefield, Massachusetts.
At Comverse, he was responsible for starting and guiding an advanced development center, developing architectures and solutions to facilitate the development of wireless and next generation messaging products, enhancing the patent portfolio, and conducting and advising technology strategies. Besides these positions, his industry experience spans New Jersey-based Telcordia (formerly Bellcore) and Bell Laboratories. At Telcordia, as a Senior Research Scientist, he led many projects in the area of wireless and next generation technologies, including the advancement of a multimedia-capable softswitch. Prior to joining Telcordia, he was an associate professor at Clarkson and Wayne State Universities, where he developed the communications curriculum and conducted research in computer networking and source coding algorithms.
Dr. Mohan authored/co-authored over 85 publications in the form of books, patents, and papers in referred journals and conference proceedings. He has co-authored the textbook Source and Channel Coding: An Algorithmic Approach. He has contributed to several books, including Mobile Communications Handbook and The Communications Handbook (both CRC Press). He holds several patents in the area of wireless location management and authentication strategies. He received the SAIC 1997 Publication Prize for Information and Communication Technology. He has served on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Personal Communications and IEEE Surveys and chaired sessions in many international conferences and workshops.