Pramode K. Verma

Work place: Telecommunications Engineering Program, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, OK 74135, USA



Research Interests: Computational Engineering, Engineering


Pramode Verma (StM’67–M’70–SM’74) is Professor and Director of the Telecommunications Engineering Program in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. He also holds the Williams Chair in Telecommunications Networking. Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma in 1999 as the founder-director of a graduate program in Telecommunications Engineering, Dr. Verma held a variety of professional, managerial and leadership positions in the telecommunications industry at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies. He is the author/co-author of over 150 journal articles and conference papers, and several books in telecommunications engineering. He is also the co-inventor of eight patents with several patents pending. He regularly serves on NSF panels and has been an External Examiner for Ph.D. theses at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, University of Ottawa, and Carleton University, Ottawa. He has been a keynote speaker at several international conferences and has lectured in several countries. He received the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa President’s Leadership Award for Excellence in Research and Development in 2009. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Senior Fellow of The Information and Telecommunication Education and Research Association. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1970 from the Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1984.

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An Ultra-secure Router-to-router Spontaneous Key Exchange System

By Pramode K. Verma Mayssaa El Rifai

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2015

This paper presents an ultra-secure router-to-router key exchange system. The key exchange process can be initiated by either router at will and can be carried out as often as required. We compare the efficacy of the proposed approach with contemporary quantum key distribution (QKD) systems and show that quantum-level security is attainable without resorting to single photon generators and other attendant instrumentation associated with QKD. Furthermore, the proposed system addresses the extremely limited geographical reach of commercially available QKD systems and other environmental restrictions they must operate in. The proposed system carries out all processing in electronics and is not vulnerable to the man in the middle attack. The medium of transfer can, of course, be optical fibers as is common in telecommunication.

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