Sarath Babu


Research Scientist II [E CPE]


613 Morrill Road
Room 306 Durham Center
Ames, IA 50011


I am currently working as a Research Scientist at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), Iowa State University (ISU) and affiliated to Center for Wireless, Communities, and Innovation (WiCI). My work focuses on the project ARA: Wireless Living Lab for Smart and Connected Rural Communities. More information about me can be found at my personal page.


Ph.D., Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, India (2021)

M.Tech., National Institute of Technology Calicut, India (2011)

B.Tech., Mahatma Gandhi University, India (2009)

Research Interests

Primary Focus: Next Generation Networking Infrastructures, Software Defined Networks (SDN), and Systems Security

Additional Areas of Interest: Complex Networks and Intelligent Transportation Systems


Complete list of publications can be found at my Google Scholar profile.

Selected List of Publications

  1. M. Shahid, Sarath Babu, H. Zhang, D. Qiao, Y. Guan, J. O. Boateng, T. U. Islam, G. Zu, A. Kamal, and M. Zheng, “Wireless guard for trustworthy spectrum management“, in Proceedings of the 16th ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization (WiNTECH ’22) Oct. 2022, pp. 32-39.
  2. J. Anderson, K. Keahey, M. Sherman, C. Hammock, Z. Zhen, J. Tillotson, T. Bargo, L. Long, T. U. Islam, Sarath Babu, and F. Halbach, “CHI-in-a-Box: Reducing Operational Costs of Research Testbeds“, in Proceedings of ACM Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) Conference Series, Jul. 2022.
  3. Sarath Babu, Indranil Ghosh, and B. S. Manoj, “Effort: A New Metric for Roadside Unit Placement in 5G Enabled Vehicular Networks,” in Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE 5G World Forum (5GWF), Sep. 2020, pp. 263-268.
  4. D. Dalai, Sarath Babu, and B. S. Manoj, “On Using Edge Servers in 5G Satellite Networks,” in Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE 5G World Forum (5GWF), Sep. 2020, pp. 553-558.
  5. Sarath Babu, A. Rajeev, and B. S. Manoj, “A medium-term disruption tolerant SDN for wireless TCP/IP networks,” IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 2318-2334, Dec. 2020.
  6. A. Chakraborty, Sarath Babu, and B. S. Manoj, “On achieving capacity-enhanced small-world networks,” Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, vol. 556, p. 124729, Oct. 2020.
  7. Sarath Babu and B. S. Manoj, “Toward a type-based analysis of road networks,” ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 28:1-28:45, Aug. 2020.
  8. P. Koshy, Sarath Babu, and B. S. Manoj, “Sliding window blockchain architecture for Internet of Things,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 3338-3348, Apr. 2020.
  9. Sarath Babu, P. V. Mithun and B. S. Manoj, “A novel framework for resource discovery and self-configuration in software defined wireless mesh networks,” IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 132-146, Mar. 2020.
  10. N. Anand, Sarath Babu, and B. S. Manoj, “On detecting compromised controller in software defined networks,” Elsevier Computer Networks, vol. 137, pp. 107-118, Jun. 2018.
  11. D. S. Yadav, Sarath Babu, and B. S. Manoj, “Quasi path restoration: A post-failure recovery scheme over pre-allocated backup resource for elastic optical networks,” Elsevier Optical Fiber Technology, vol. 41, pp. 139-154, Mar. 2018.
  12. R. Raj, Sarath Babu, K. Benson, G. Jain, B. S. Manoj, and N. Venkatasubramanian, “Efficient path rescheduling of heterogeneous mobile data collectors for dynamic events in shanty town emergency response,” in Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Dec. 2015, pp. 1-7.