Mukulika Maity

Mukulika Maity
Assistant Professor (CSE)
IIIT-Delhi
Okhla, Phase III
New Delhi-110020, India
Email: mukulika at iiitd dot ac dot in
Bio: Mukulika Maity is an assistant professor at the computer science department of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIITD), New Delhi, India. She received her M.Tech+ Ph.D. dual degree from the computer science department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 2016. She received B.E. in 2010 in the computer science department of Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur. Her Ph.D. topic was health diagnosis and congestion mitigation of wireless networks. She has worked with Prof. Bhaskaran Raman and Prof. Mythili Vutukuru at IIT Bombay. Her research interests are broadly in the areas of wireless networks and mobile computing. She is currently working on multiple projects funded by both Govt (DST, NSC) and private organizations (Arista Networks). She is awarded an early career research award by DST, best paper awards at multiple conferences, WiFi think fest award, and teaching excellence awards at IIITD.


To prospective students: I am looking for motivated RA, PhD, Masters and Undergrad students to work on wireless networks and mobile computing domain. If you are interested to work with me please contact.

Teaching

I am teaching CSE 637 Graduate Computer Networks in Winter 2023-2024.
I taught CSE 538/ECE 538 Wireless Networks in Monsoon 2023-2024.
I taught CSE 535 Mobile Computing in Winter 2022-2023.
I taught CSE 232 Computer Networks in Monsoon 2022-2023.
I taught CSE 535 Mobile Computing in Winter 2021-2022.
I taught CSE 232 Computer Networks in Monsoon 2021-2022.
I taught CSE 535 Mobile Computing in Winter 2020-2021.
I taught CSE 232 Computer Networks in Monsoon 2020-2021.
I taught CSE 538/ECE 538 Wireless Networks in Winter 2019-2020.
I taught CSE 538/ECE 538 Wireless Networks in Winter 2018-2019.
I taught CSE 535 Mobile Computing in Monsoon 2018-2019.
I taught CSE 735 Advanced Topics in Mobile Computing in Winter 2017-2018.
I taught CSE 538/ECE 538 Wireless Networks in Monsoon 2017-2018.

Research

My research interests lie in the broad areas of networked systems, wireless networks and mobile systems.

Funded Projects

  • Design and Development of a Sustainable Video Streaming Framework over Low and Very Low Bandwidth Networks, Mukulika Maity (PI) and Sandip Chakraborty IIT KGP (co-PI), Core Research Grant (CRG), DST/SERB, 2022-2025
  • Internet Data over the Cellular Voice Channel -- Deceptive Communication Strategies, Mukulika Maity (PI) and Sambuddho Chakravarty (co-PI), C3i Hub, IIT Kanpur, 2023-2026
  • Optimal Allocation of Traffic to Links in Multi-link Operation of WiFi 7, Arista Networks, 2022-2023
  • Un-traceable and un-blockable real-time internet telephony, Sambuddho Chakravarty (PI) and Mukulika Maity (Co-PI), National Security Council (NSC), 2020-2024
  • Solution Approaches for Improving WiFi Performance in Dense Settings, Early Career Research Award (ECR), DST/SERB, 2019-2022
  • POWER: Platform for Open WLAN Experimentation and Research, Dr. Samar Agnihotri, IIT Mandi (PI), Dr. Venkatesh Ramaiyan, IIT Madras (Co-PI), Prof. Joy Kuri, IISC Bangalore (Co-Pi), Mukulika Maity (Co-PI), Industry partnet Arista Networks (formerly known as Mojo Networks), IMPRINT-2, DST/SERB, 2019-2022

Students

  • Piyush Sharma, PhD student, June 2016-Aug 2021, Building Performant, Privacy-Enhancing, and Blocking-Resistant Communication (co-advised with Dr. Sambuddho Chakravarty)
  • Sapna Chaudhary, PhD student, August 2020- present, Improving QoS of Video Streaming Applications (co-advised with Dr. Sandip Chakraborty)
  • Jagrati Kulshreshtha, PhD student, Jan 2021-present, Performance Analysis of Next Generation Wireless Networks
  • Vijay Kumar Singh, PhD student, Aug 2021-present, ISAC: Integrated WiFi Sensing and Communication
  • Puneet Kumat, M.Tech. thesis student, Jan 2024-present, Performance Optimization of WiFi 7 Networks
  • Harshal Dev, M.Tech. thesis student, May 2021-present, Performance Analysis of Next Generation Wireless Networks (co-advised with Dr. Arani Bhattacharya)


Publications

  • TileClipper: Lightweight Selection of Regions of Interest from Videos for Traffic Surveillance
    Shubham Chaudhary, Aryan Taneja, Anjali Singh, Purbasha Roy, Sohum Sikdar, Mukulika Maity, Arani Bhattachary
    2024 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC) 2024

  • Is Multi-Link Operation of 802.11be TCP friendly? Analysis and Solution
    Jagrati Kulshrestha, Srimant Mohanty, Pasquale Imputato, Stefano Avallone, Mukulika Maity
    23rd International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Networking 2024 Conference (NETWORKING)

  • CoDel-ACT: Realizing CoDel AQM for Programmable Switch ASICs
    Aditya Peer, Vedant Bothra, Vijay Kumar Singh, Mukulika Maity, Rinku Shah
    23rd International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Networking 2024 Conference (NETWORKING)

  • Managing Connections by QUIC-TCP Racing: A First Look of Streaming Media Performance over Popular HTTP/3 Browsers
    Sapna Chaudhary, Naval Kumar Shukla, Prince Sachdeva, Sandip Chakraborty, Mukulika Maity
    IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management TNSM 2024

  • How Many Hands in the Cookie Jar? Examining Privacy Implications of Popular Apps in India
    Koustuv Kanungo, Aairah Bari, Rahul Khatoliya, Vishrut Arora, Arani Bhattacharya, Mukulika Maity, Sambuddho Chakravarty
    9th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P) 2024

  • [WiP:] FlexDisplay: A Flexible Display Framework To Conserve Smartphone Battery Powers
    Anshak Goel, Deeptorshi Mondal, Sahil Goyal, Manavjeet Singh, Navneet Agarwal, Jian Xu, Mukulika Maity, Arani Bhattacharya
    22nd International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom) 2024

  • [Demo:] FlexDisplay: A Flexible Display Framework To Conserve Smartphone Battery Powers
    Anshak Goel, Deeptorshi Mondal, Sahil Goyal, Manavjeet Singh, Navneet Agarwal, Jian Xu, Mukulika Maity, Arani Bhattacharya
    16th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) 2024

  • [Demo:] Demonstration of WIFITUNED: Monitoring Engagement in Online Participation by Harmonizing WiFi and Audio
    Vijay Kumar Singh, Pragma Kar, Sandip Chakraborty, Mukulika Maity
    16th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) 2024

  • LFTA: Legacy Friendly Traffic Allocation Strategy for Multi-Link Operation in WiFi7
    Jagrati Kulshrestha, Nadeem Akhtar, Preyas Hathi, Mukulika Maity
    16th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS 2024 (COMSNETS)

  • AnalyticalBP: Analytical Model for Blocking Probabilities Considering Crosstalk-Avoided Approach in Spectrally-Spatially Elastic Optical Networks/em>
    Imran Ahmed,Roshan Kumar Rai, Mukulika Maity, Eiji Oki, Bijoy Chand Chatterjee
    IEEE Transactions on Communications TCOM 2023

  • A Dataset for Analyzing Streaming Media Performance over HTTP/3 Browsers
    Sapna Chaudhary, Naval Kumar Shukla, Sandip Chakraborty, Mukulika Maity
    Thirty-seventh Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2023

  • WiFiTuned: Monitoring Engagement in Online Participation by Harmonizing WiFi and Audio
    Vijay Kumar Singh, Pragma Kar, Ayush Madhan Sohini, Madhav Rangaiah, Sandip Chakraborty, Mukulika Maity
    25th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) 2023


  • [Demo:] NATIVE: Network Aggregation-based Tiled Live Video Streaming
    Keshav Gambhir, Tanmay Rajore, Shubham Chaudhary, Taral Jain, Avishi Gupta, Mukulika Maity, Arani Bhattachary
    15th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) 2023

  • [Poster:] Is There a Faulty Browser or Faulty Protocol: Performance Analysis of YouTube Video Streaming through the Lens of different Browsers
    Sapna Chaudhary, Sandip Chakraborty, Mukulika Maity
    15th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) 2023

  • [Poster:] Monitoring Engagement in Online Classes Through WiFi CSI
    Vijay Kumar Singh, Pragma Kar, Ayush Madhan Sohini, Madhav Rangaiah, Sandip Chakraborty, Mukulika Maity
    15th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) 2023

  • When Is Multiple Access Beneficial? An Analysis of Multi-User Performance in IEEE 802.11ax
    Harshal Dev, Utkrisht Sikka, Jagrati Kulshrestha, Mukulika Maity
    20th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access (MobiWac) 2022

  • Dolphin: A Cellular Voice Based Internet Shutdown Resistance System
    Piyush Kumar Sharma, Rishi Sharma, Kartikey Singh, Mukulika Maity, Sambuddho Chakravarty
    23rd Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) 2023

  • BPRIA: Crosstalk-Avoided Bi-Partitioning-Based Counter-propagation Resource Identification and Allocation for Spectrally-Spatially Elastic Optical Networks
    Bijoy Chand Chatterjee, Imran Ahmed, Abdul Wadud, Mukulika Maity, Eiji Oki
    IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management TNSM 2022

  • Crosstalk and Noise Avoided Resource Allocation Based on Quantum-Key-Distribution for Spectrally-Spatially Elastic Optical Networks
    Joy Halder, Mukulika Maity, Eiji Oki, Bijoy Chand Chatterjee
    IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2022

  • FairSplit - An efficient near-optimal bandwidth splitting strategy for OFDMA in IEEE 802.11ax
    Naman Gupta, Syamantak Das, Mukulika Maity
    IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2022

  • [Workshop:] VISTA: Fast and Efficient Traffic Surveillance by Video Tile Sampling
    Shubham Chaudhary, Aryan Taneja, Anjali Singh, Mukulika Maity, Arani Bhattacharya
    LastMileS Workshop, collocated with 14th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS 2022

  • [Workshop:] What Slowed Down My App: A Measurement Study of Response Times of Smartphone Apps in India
    Abhivandan Pandey, Prince Sachdeva, Anjali, Shradha Sabhlok, Arani Bhattacharya, Mukulika Maity
    LastMileS Workshop, collocated with 14th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS 2022

  • [Poster:] When Is Multiple Access Beneficial? An Analysis of Multi-User Performance in IEEE 802.11ax
    Harshal Dev, Hritik Goel, Arani Bhattacharya, Mukulika Maity
    14th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) 2022

  • Shared Backup Path Protection-Based Resource Allocation Considering Inter-Core and Inter-Mode Crosstalk for Spectrally-Spatially Elastic Optical Networks
    Joy Halder, Mukulika Maity, Eiji Oki, Bijoy Chand Chatterjee
    IEEE Communications Letters (CL) 2022

  • Adaptive ViFi: A Dynamic Protocol for IoT Nodes in Challenged WiFi Network Conditions
    Dheryta Jaisinghani, Naman Gupta, Mukulika Maity, Vinayak Naik
    The 17th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Smart Systems (MASS) 2020

  • MMRU-ALLOC: An Optimal Resource AllocationFramework for OFDMA in IEEE 802.11ax
    Avik Dutta, Naman Gupta, Syamantak Das, Mukulika Maity
    31st IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) 2020

  • The Road Not Taken: Re-thinking the Feasibility of Voice Calling Over Tor
    Piyush Kumar Sharma, Nikhil Hassija, Shashwat Chaudhary, Sambuddho Chakravarty, Mukulika Maity
    20th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) 2020

  • Learning to Rescue WiFi Networks from Unnecessary Active Scans
    Harish Fulara, Gursimran Singh, Dheryta Jaisinghani, Mukulika Maity, Tanmoy Chakraborty, Vinayak Naik
    20th International Symposium on World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM) 2019

  • An Empirical Evaluation of the COTS Air Pollution Masks in a Highly Polluted Real Environment
    Anupama Balotra, Mukulika Maity, Vinayak Naik
    NetHealth Workshop, collocated with 11th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) 2019

  • [Poster:] How much can we reuse? An empirical analysis of the performance benefits achieved by spatial-reuse of IEEE 802.11ax
    Arjun Malhotra, Mukulika Maity, Avik Dutta
    11th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) 2019

  • [Demo:] Elixir: Efficient Data Transfer in WiFi-based IoT nodes
    Dheryta Jaisinghani, Gursimran Singh, Harish Fulara, Mukulika Maity, Vinayak Naik
    24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom) 2018

  • Scalable Measurement of Air Pollution using COTS IoT Devices
    Varun Jain, Mansi Goel, Mukulika Maity, Vinayak Naik, Ramachandran Ramjee
    Workshop on Wild and Crazy Ideas on the interplay between IoT and Big Data 2018

  • Witals: AP-centric Health Diagnosis of WiFi Networks
    Mukulika Maity, AvinashChaurasia,Rachit Srivastava, Bhaskaran Raman, Mythili Vutukuru
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 2017

  • TCP Download Performance in Dense WiFi Scenarios: Analysis and Solution 
    Mukulika Maity, Bhaskaran Raman, Mythili Vutukuru 
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 2016

  • TCP Download Performance in Dense WiFi Scenarios
    Mukulika Maity, Bhaskaran Raman, Mythili Vutukuru 
    7th International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS) 2015

  • A Software Solution to Conduct Inquiry based Student Directed Learning
    Shitanshu Mishra, Mukulika Maity
    6th IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E) 2014

  • [Demo:] Witals: AP-centric Health Diagnosis of WiFi Network
    Mukulika Maity, AvinashChaurasia,Rachit Srivastava, Bhaskaran Raman, Mythili Vutukuru 
    21st Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom) 2015


Awards

  • Awarded with Research Excellence Award by IIITD, 2023

  • Awarded with Teaching Excellence Award by IIITD for Computer Networks and Mobile Computing course, 2023

  • Awarded with Best Runner Up Poster Award at COMSNETS, 2023

  • Awarded with Best Paper Award at LastMileS workshop, 2022

  • Awarded with Teaching Excellence Award by IIITD for Mobile Computing course, 2019

  • Awarded with Early Career Research Award, 2019

  • Awarded with Best Paper Award at NetHealth workshop, 2019

  • Awarded with WACI Master Award at WACI workshop, 2018

  • Secured the first position at WiFi ThinkFest conducted by Mojo Networks, 2017

  • Awarded with Best Presenter Award, COMSNETS Grad forum 2016

  • Awarded with IBM Rising Research Scholar Award 2015

  • Secured All India Rank 67 with score 911 among 107086 candidates in GATE'2010

  • Awarded for being the first intake among girls in the B.E. program

  • Secured Rank 269 among 76327 candidates in Engineering Entrance Examination WBJEE'2006

  • Secured 18th in State in Madhyamik Pariksha (+10)