Swarup Acharya is a Technical Manager in the Multiservice Networking Research Group in the Optical Networking Research Division at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies. He holds a Sc.M and Ph.D from Brown University and a B.Tech(Hons) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He performs research in the areas of data and optical networking, network management and mobile computing. He has published extensively in those areas and has over twenty approved or pending patents. His research has also been incorporated into many Lucent products including the Optical Bandwidth Recovery Service from Lucent Worldwide Services, the NavisTM MPLS Provisioning Manager, the LambdaRouter TM All-Optical Switch, and ONNS, Lucentís GMPLS/ASTN optical control plane implementation for the LambdaUniteTM Multiservice Switch.