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Harish Sethu

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office: Bossone 611
Phone: 215.895.5876
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Ph.D., Lehigh University (1992)

B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai (Madras)


Research Interests

Network science and data mining; social computing; web security and privacy; web performance; design and analysis of protocols, architectures and algorithms in computer 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.