Research Interests:Distributed systems and protocols.
Indranil Gupta leads the DPRG group at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Indranil's PhD was completed at Cornell University. The research group is interested in studying design, implementation, and evaluation issues for large-scale distributed systems such as peer-to-peer systems, the Grid and sensor networks. They work on creative and innovative ideas in the fields of design methodologies, management for distributed systems, malleable and availability-aware distributed computing, socially-inspired distributed computing, probabilistic protocols for sensor networks, and probabilistic distributed systems in general. The group was the first to systematically translate certain classes of mathematical differential equations into practical protocols to solve real-life distributed computing problems such as replication, voting, multicast, etc. The nature of the work also mixes into collaboration with other research groups in the department and in the university. The group emphasizes solving real-life problems by building working distributed systems with a strong underlying theoretical foundation.