Suresh Subramaniam

Suresh Subramaniam

Suresh Subramaniam

Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs | Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Office Phone: (202) 994-3118

Suresh Subramaniam is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), which he joined in 1997 after receiving the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, that same year. He has 8 years of leadership experience including 6 years as the chair of the ECE department (2016-2022) during which period the department’s research expenditures more than doubled and the graduate program rankings rose sharply.

Dr. Subramaniam is a well-known researcher in the area of communication networks. He has published about 250 papers in prestigious journals and conferences and has received more than $8M in funding from various federal agencies including the National Science Foundation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Dr. Subramaniam is a co-editor of three books on optical networking. He has served in leadership positions for several top conferences and has served on the editorial boards of multiple journals. He received the 2017 SEAS Distinguished Researcher Award from GW, and was elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2015 for his “contributions to optical network architectures, algorithms, and performance modeling.” He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer during 2018-2021.

The Vice Provost provides strategic leadership in advancing our graduate and postdoctoral programs and strengthening the graduate and postdoctoral student experience.

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