B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai (Madras)
Ph.D., Lehigh University (1992)
Design and analysis of protocols, architectures and algorithms in computer networks; network structure and large-scale dynamics; web science; network security; distributed algorithms in mobile ad hoc networks and sensor networks
Prior to joining Drexel University, he was an Advisory Development Engineer/Scientist at IBM Corporation. During his tenure at IBM, he contributed to the hardware, software and system-level design of more than two generations of the SP family of high-performance parallel computers, fastest family of computers in the world in 1998 and best known for Deep Blue and its winning chess match against Kasparov. His contributions to the research and development efforts at IBM were in the areas of shared memory systems, network topologies and routing, architecture of switching elements of interconnection networks and the architecture and design of network interfaces.
Dr. Sethu was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in the year 2000. He has been awarded three U.S. patents. He is a co-author of over 50 research articles in technical conferences and journals. He has twice received the Eta Kappa Nu Best Teacher Award, given to him by the outgoing senior year undergraduate students.