Prof. Dr. Pramode K. Verma

Dr. Pramode K. Verma joined The University of Oklahoma in Tulsa as Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of the T-Com program in December 1999. Besides teaching and research, his responsibilities include creating cooperative endeavors with the information technology corporations in the Tulsa region. Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Verma worked with Lucent Technologies in New Jersey for over twenty years in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. In his last position with Lucent Technologies as Managing Director – Business Development, Global Service Providers Business and Business Communications System, his responsibilities included creating strategic alliances and partnerships with leading organizations. During 1995-96 he was Chief Technical Officer – Integrated Solutions, also with Lucent Technologies’ Business Communications System. In the latter position, his responsibilities included providing technical leadership in the development of premises-based integrated solutions driven by the emerging multimedia communication technologies. Prior to this, at AT&T Bell Laboratories, during 1985-1995 he managed groups engaged in multi-vendor networking and interoperability verification as well as competitive analysis and reverse engineering. He also founded the Systems Interoperability Laboratory in this role. He joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1978 as a member of technical staff and moved through a variety of positions at the Labs, General Departments, Product Management, and Marketing before returning to the Labs in 1985 as a technical manager.

During 1971-1978, He was a Supervising Engineer with the Computer Communications Group of Bell Canada, Ottawa, and worked on the design of Canada’s nationwide networks, the Dataroute and Datapac. Prior to that, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Concordia University. He has also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa (1974-1977) and as an Adjunct Professor at Concordia University (1984-1986)

Dr. Verma obtained his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University in 1970, a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in 1962 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Honors) in 1959 from the Patna University, Patna. In 1984 he also obtained an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of over fifty publications in telecommunications, computer communications and related fields. His other professional accomplishments include Editor, Journal of Telecommunication Networks, 1982-1985; and Contributor to the McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (Sixth Edition).

Dr. Verma is the author of Performance Estimation of Computer Communication Networks: A Structured Approach, published by the Computer Science Press (1989), and the contributing editor of ISDN Systems: Architecture, Technology, and Applications, published by Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1990). His first book has been translated into French and published as Modeles des Performances des Reseaux in 1992 by W. H. Freeman and Company. He is a contributor to So This is 1984: Some Personal Views by Governors of the International Council for Computer Communication, published by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. (1984). More recently, Dr. Verma contributed to and co-edited The Computer Communication Revolution Multidisciplinary Retrospective and Prospective, published by the ICCC press, 1997. He has been a keynote speaker at a number of conferences, including the third annual convention of the Computer Society of India in New Delhi.

Dr. Verma has been a Governor of the International Council for Computer Communication (ICCC) during 1976-2004. He was the Program Chairman and the Editor of the Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Communication, held in Toronto in 1976. He is also a Past President of the International Council for Computer Communication. Dr. Verma served as a member of the board of directors of Infinitec Networks, a Tulsa-based privately held business in telecommunications, that was placed on top among the fifty fastest growing Tulsa businesses in 2000.