Milind Kumar V

Milind Kumar V

PhD student, CSL


I am a second year PhD student at UIUC working with Prof. Pramod Viswanath. Broadly, I am interested in decentralizing wireless technology and in the plethora of interesting problems surrounding that. This amounts to asking how one can enable the building of wireless, especially cellular, networks bottom up with individuals and small enterprises organically forming and growing the network in an inexpensive manner in the absence of trust.

I obtained my B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras where I worked with Prof. Radhakrishna Ganti at the Indigenous 5G Testbed.

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


  • 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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