Milind Kumar V

Milind Kumar V

PhD student, CSL


I am a second year PhD student at UIUC working with Prof. Brighten Godfrey. I am currently interested in the the design of deployable solutions that use virtual channels with disparate properties in wide area and wireless networks to improve application perofrmance.

I also worked with Prof. Pramod Viswanath on decentralizing wireless technology. Before this, I obtained my B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras where I worked with Prof. Radhakrishna Ganti at the Indigenous 5G Testbed and continue to maintain an active interest in 5G technology.

When I’m not working, I love reading, playing sports and organizing events!


  • Low latency networking
  • Decentralized wireless
  • 5G technology


  • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2026

    University of Illinios Urbana-Champaign

  • B.Tech in Electrical Engineering, 2020

    Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Recent Publications

HotNets '22: Trust-free service measurement and payments for decentralized cellular networks

Decentralized cellular networks have emerged to increase network accessibility by distributing infrastructure ownership over …


Summary Slides: Building Flexible, Low-Cost Wireless Access Networks With Magma

Summary slides for the Magma paper by Hasan, Shaddi, et al.

Magma Installation on Ubuntu 20.04

Magma is a 4G/5G open source networking core with a unique architecture that isolates RAT functions to the edge. This is an installation guide.


If you want to discuss an idea, collaborate on a project, talk about a book or just say hi, feel free to write to me!

Email id: milindkumarvaddiraju [at] gmail [dot] com

Alternate email id: mkv4 [at] illinois [dot] edu

You can also find me at

  • CSL, UIUC, Champaign, Illinois 61820
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