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     Date Submitted:28-11-2013
     Last Modified:04-12-2013 (02:33)
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     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsMultimedia transmission, Quality of Experience, Game theoretical analysis, Network Coding in Satellites


    I. Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain PhD., Dpt. Telecommunications and Systems Engineering(2010 - 2014)

    • Thesis Topic: Network Coding for Wireless Networking for systems with Adaptive video streaming (Thesis under preparation)

    • Advisor: Dr. M.A Vázquez-Castro

    • Area of Study: QoE and QoS in multimedia communication, Network coding at physical layer and network layer, Game theoretical analysis of adaptive multimedia systems

    II. M.S., Dpt. Telecommunications and Systems Engineering, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain (2009-2010)

    • Thesis Topic: Analysis of Rationality in Interference networks’ game 

    • Results of the Master Presentation: 10/10 

    • Advisor: Dr. M.A Vázquez-Castro

    Area of Study: Game Theory, Interference Networks, Lattice Coding 

    III. B.Tech., Dpt. Computers and Communications, LNM Institute Of Information Technology, Jaipur, India (2005 - 2009)

    • B.Tech Project: Configuration and Migration Utility for ERP Application (Achieved A+ (10/10) in Btech Project)

    • CGPI (Cumulative Performance Grade Index): 8.92/10

    • Advisor: Prof. Sinha Vishwanathan 

    • Area of Study: Computers and Communication Engineering



    • Teaching Assistant at School of Engineering, UAB. (Feb 2013- Present)

    • Research Assistant at School of Engineering, UAB. (Oct. 2010- Feb 2013)

    • Webdesigner, organizer and attendee of First European School on Network Coding, Spain funded by COST.(Feb.2013)

    • UAB representative at Satnex III Annual Review Meeting in European Space Agency, Netherlands. (May 2012)

    • Attendee of Satnex Summer School 2009, Salzburg, Austria(Aug 2009)

    • Research Internship at UAB, Spain (May–Aug 2009)

    • Research Intern at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona: Successfully completed a 3- month internship working on “A Stackelberg Game for Rate Allocation in correlated Channels” under guidance of Dr. M.A. Vázquez-Castro.

    • Visiting Researcher to NYU-POLY, New York, USA (May–Aug 2008)

    • Research internship under the guidance of Prof. Shivendra Panwar for a 3-month project on “Implementation of power-based QoS on madwifi drivers for wireless com- munication”. Developed an algorithm to identify the priority wise power assignment and conducted experiments regarding the feasibility of the same.


    • Visiting Researcher at AnSuR, Norway (Jan2011)

    • Worked on Physical layer network coding using Compute and Forward under guidance of Dr. M.A. Vázquez-Castro.

    • Internship at Arcelor Mittal Steel Plant, Kazakhstan May–June 2007 

    • Successfully completed a project on ”Automation of Roller Lubrication Oil Sup-ply and filtration using PLC”. Developed the code using STEP-7 (Siemens specific hardware tool) to control machinery for supplying oil to rollers; the same is currently being employed in the plant.



    • S. Gupta, M. A. Vázquez-Castro, “Physical-Layer Network Coding based on Integer- Forcing Precoded Compute and Forward”, Future Internet 5: Special Issue on Vehicular Communications and Networking," no. 3: 439-459, 2013.

    • S. Gupta, E. Veronica Belmega, M. A. Vázquez-Castro, “A game-theoretical analysis of QoE-driven adaptive video transmission”, submitted to Eurasip Journal of Wireless communications and Networking.

    Conference Proceedings

    • S. Gupta, M. A. Vázquez-Castro, “Physical-Layer Network Coding based on Integer- Forcing Precoded Compute and Forward”, Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob), 2012 IEEE 8th International Conference on , vol., no., pp.600,605, 8-10 Oct. 2012.

    • S. Gupta, M. A Pimentel-Niño, M. A. Vázquez-Castro, "Joint network coded-cross layer optimized video streaming over relay satellite channel", 3rd International Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (MIC-WCMC), Valencia, June 2013.

    • S. Gupta, M. A. Vázquez-Castro, "Location-adaptive network-coded video transmission for improved Quality-of-Experience" 31st AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC), Florence, (2013).

    Book Chapter

    • S. Gupta, M. A. Vázquez-Castro, R. Alegre-Godoy, “Dual Satellite Systems”, Book Chap- ter in Cooperative and Cognitive Satellite Systems, Elseviar 2014 (under preparation)


    • Awarded the UAB Docotoral Fellowship (PIF) for 4 years

    • Indian Ambassador for the international music platform - Addversions.

    • Winner of Student Travel Grant to attend AIAA ICSSC 2013 in Florence, Italy. 

    • Winner of Student Travel Grant to attend the annual International Satnex Summer School 2009, funded by the VI European Framework Pro-gramme at University of Salzburg, Austria.

    • Invited Speaker on Game theory in Satcom in The LNMIIT, India in August 2012 

    • Finalist of “GOOGLE INDIA WOMEN IN ENGINEERING AWARDS 2009”; Among Top 21 students all over India; Invited for a two day conclave at Google India HQ, Hyderabad and Bangalore. 

    • Runner-up award for the “ITU CYBERSECURITY ESSAY COMPETITION” organized by ITU, Geneva. Was among top 5 shortlisted people all over the world.

    • Selected for publication of essay by Project firefly in an international “Emerging Leaders” essay competition conducted by Credit Suisse, Geneva, Feb-March, 2012.

    • NATIONAL LEVEL CHESS PLAYER: Played under 18 National Chess Tournament, New Delhi, India in 2000 and secured a position among top 10. 

    • Best Public Speaker in College: Won the position for two consecutive years. 

    • Recipient of Governor’s award for holding 4th position in India in All India Secondary Examination securing 95.4 percent marks.


    • Fluent English - Spoken and written 

    • Fluent Hindi - Mother tongue 

    • Intermediate Spanish

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