Balaji Prabhakar

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Stanford University

Electrical Engineering Department
350 Serra Mall, Room 269
Stanford, CA 94305-9510


  Societal Networks
  Data Centers





  1. "Stanford Researchers Discover the 'Anternet'", Slashdot, August 27, 2012.

  2. "Ant-inspired Internet -- the 'Anternet' -- may be coming soon", Future of Tech,, by John Roach, August 27, 2012.

  3. "Uncovering the 'anternet': Stanford researchers find insects' behavior mirrors our own networks", The Verge, by Jeff Blagdon, August 27, 2012.

  4. "Ants have been using Internet algorithms for millions of years", Gizmodo, by Eric Limer, August 26, 2012.

  5. "Stanford biologist and computer scientist discover the 'anternet'", Stanford Engineering News, by Bjorn Carey, August 24, 2012.

Societal Networks

  1. "Want to fix traffic? Pay people to get up and go earlier", Ars Technica, by Cyrus Farivar, July 30, 2012.

  2. "Games of Chance Being Used to Lure Travelers to Off-Peak Hours", The Urban Transportation Monitor, June 29, 2012.

  3. "Stanford University Tries Incentives to Change Driver Behavior", IEEE Spectrum, Risk Factor Blog, by Robert N. Charette, June 15, 2012.

  4. "Cities Bet They Can Curb Traffic With Games of Chance", National Geographic News, by Josie Garthwaite, June 15, 2012.

  5. "An Incentive to End Traffic", The Takeaway, WNYC Radio, with Celeste Headlee, on air June 13, 2012.

  6. "Would 'Carrots' Change Your Driving Behavior?", WTOP Radio, Washington DC, June 13, 2012.

  7. "On Congestion Charging: Carrot or Stick?...Mixed Responses", Transportation Nation, by Andrea Bernstein, June 12, 2012.

  8. "Incentives for Drivers Who Avoid Traffic Jams", The New York Times, by John Markoff, June 12, 2012.

  9. "Conversation with Balaji Prabhakar on congestion relief incentives", Breakfast with Ross Solly, on 666 ABC Canberra, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, aired June 13, 2012.

  10. "Skip Rush Hour, Get Paid, Help The Environment -- Stanford's Commuter Plan", International Business Times, by Benjamin Reeves, June 12, 2012.

  11. "Innovative Transportation Program Rewards Commuters for Driving Off-Peak", Cardinal Green eNews, by Lisa Kwiatkowski, Stanford University, Summer 2012.

  12. "Earning Bonus Points for an Off-Peak Commute", Wall Street Journal, by Rachel Emma Silverman, May 16, 2012.

  13. "Stanford Program Users Incentives To Reduce Rush-Hour Traffic", CBS San Francisco/KPIX, aired May 14, 2012.

  14. "Reward Program Eases Parking Congestion At Stanford", KCBS San Francisco, by Margie Shafer, aired April 4, 2012.

  15. "Stanford Offers Cash for Off-Peak Commutes: University Engineers Turn Talents Toward Addressing Vexing Palo Alto Traffic Problems", Palo Alto Online, April 2, 2012.

  16. "Stanford study to try cold cash and social game to relieve rush hour traffic", Stanford News, by Mark Golden, April 2, 2012.

  17. "Off-Peak Travel: Trial Shows Rewards Work; Ongoing Study 'Nearing Goal' of Shifting 10% of Peak-Hour Train Trips to Less Busy Periods", The Straits Times, Singapore, by Royston Sim, March 23, 2012.

  18. "Cash Incentive for Off-Peak Travel Effective?",, by Hetty Musfirah, January 19, 2012.

  19. "Take Off-Peak Train Rides and Win Cash", The Straits Times, by Maria Almenoar, January 11, 2012.

  20. "Take the Train at These Times to Make Money", The Business Times, Singapore, by Joyce Hooi, January 11, 2012.

  21. "A Carrot to Avoid Rush Hour Crowd", Today, Singapore, by Sumita Sreedharan, January 11, 2012.

  22. "New Study to Encourage Off-Peak Train Travel", The New Paper, Singapore, January 11, 2012.

  23. "It Pays to Take Off-Peak Trains", MyPaper, Singapore, by Daryll Nanayakara, January 11, 2012.

  24. "NUS and Stanford U Start Study to Encourage More Off-Peak MRT Travel", Shin Min Daily News, Singapore, January 10, 2012.

  25. "NUS and Stanford Study to Promote Off-Peak Train Travel", National University of Singapore News Portal, January 10, 2012.

  26. "Fix This/Transportation", Bloomberg Businessweek, by Norman Pearlstine, panel: Michael Replogle, Dennis Archer, Christopher Lee, Balaji Prabhakar, O.P. Agarwal, Dale Moser, December 5-11, 2011.

  27. "A Game Plan to Beat Back Rush-Hour Traffic", Stanford Magazine, November/December 2011.

  28. "Winning the Bus Route", The Economist, by A.M. London, July 6, 2011.

  29. "One Big Idea: An Airline-Style Loyalty Program for Public Transit", The Atlantic, by Alexis Madrigal, June 30, 2011.

Web: Balaji Prabhakar
Office: Packard 269
Phone: (650) 723-5896

Assistant: Andrea Kuduk
Office: Packard 267
Phone: (650) 723-4731