Pradipta Ghosh

Pradipta Ghosh

Research Scientist (Optimization)

Meta Inc


Pradipta is currently a Optimization Reaseach Scientist at the Edge Optimization Team of Meta Inc. Prior to that he was a Post Doctoral Research Scholar in the USC Viterbi Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California. He obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California in Aug 2018. He is an MHI Institute Scholar and a USC Provost Fellow. His current research interests are in the areas of Cyber-Physical Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Wireless Robotics Networks, Vehicular Networks and Cloud Computing. Pradipta recieved Electrical and Computer Engineering Best Dissertation Award. He is also a member of IEEE and ACM research communities.

Pradipta completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineering in 2012, from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. His undergraduate research was recognized by UGC Infrastructure Grant for Undergraduate Research.


  • Internet of Things
  • Content Distribution Network
  • Ubiquitious Computing
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Wireless Robotic Networks
  • Networked Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision


  • PhD in Computer Engineering, 2018

    Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California

  • Bachelors in Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineering, 2012

    Jadavpur University



Research Scientist (Optimization)

Meta Inc.

Jan 2020 – Present California
Part of the Edge Optimization team to tackle large scale problems related Capacity Planning, Edge Cloud, Real Time Anomaly Detection and RootCausing.

Post Doctoral Research Scholar

University of Southern California

Aug 2018 – Jan 2020 California
Worked on three different research projects: (a) Sensing smart city resources (e.g., public cameras) (b) goal-driven rapid network synthesis, and (c) Cross camera activity detection

Summer PhD Intern

Cisco Systems

Jun 2015 – Aug 2015 California
Collaborated with the lead system architect and other engineers to integrate bare-metal servers with OpenStack for CISCO programmable fabric. This involved the design of a new system architecture for seamless deployment of bare-metals side-by-side with the virtual machines. This system was converted into a product later on.

Teaching Assistant

University of Southern California}

Aug 2014 – May 2018 California
Worked as a teaching assistant for three different courses. (1) Introduction to Embedded Systems: Spring 2017, Fall 2017; (2) Wireless and Mobile Networks Design and Laboratory: Spring 2016; (3) Computer Networks: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015.

Summer Research Intern

General Motors Research & Development

May 2013 – Jul 2013 Michigan
Collaborated with the lead research scientist and other engineers to investigate the requirements for applying cloud computing and application offloading in a vehicular network; I also developed the necessary systems for a proof of concept implementation

Research Assistant

University of Southern California}

Aug 2012 – Aug 2018 California
My doctoral research can be classified into three main projects: (1) Wireless robotic IoT systems, (2) dispersed mobile computing for edge devices and (3) efficient low power routing for the Internet of Things (IoT).


Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Best Dissertation Award

Best Graduating PhD Student Pitch Award

Ming Hsieh Institute Scholar

USC Provost’s Ph.D. Fellowship

Recent Publications

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(2022). Sensing the Sensor: Estimating Camera Properties with Minimal Information. ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Volume 18, Issue 2, May 2022, Article No.: 28, pp 1–26.

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(2021). Synthesis of Large-Scale Instant IoT Networks. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

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(2020). Persistent Connected Power Constrained Surveillance with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 1501-1508.

Project Project

(2020). Rapid Top-Down Synthesis of Large-Scale IoT Networks. Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2020), Invited Paper.

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(2020). New Frontiers in IoT: Networking, Systems, Reliability, and Security Challenges. IEEE Internet of Things Journal 7 (12), 11330-11346.

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I have been a teaching assistant for the following courses at University of Southern California:

  • EE 109: Introduction to Embedded Systems (Spring 2017, Fall 2017)
  • EE 597: Wireless and Mobile Networks Design and Laboratory (Spring 2016)
  • EE 450: Computer Networks (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2016)


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