College of Engineering Dean Oscar N. Garcia (L) shakes the hand of Prakash Kolan (R) who received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the December 2007 graduation. His major professor, Dr. Ram Dantu, is in the center. Prakash defended his dissertation "System and Methods for Detecting Unwanted Voice Calls" in July 2007.
Prakash now works as a researcher in VoIP solutions for Niksun, Inc. in New Jersey. His work responsibilities include research and development of media decoding applications for measuring content/service quality and experience. The applications will be integrated into Niksun network monitoring and surveillance solutions. Currently, he is working on designing IPTV decoding architectures for Niksun's video clients. In addition to research and development, he supports and troubleshoots client issues, performs hardware and software evaluations, and recommends architectural changes where necessary in existing VoIP products.