• D.R. Avresky is with the International Research Institute on Autonomic Network Computing IRIANC, 1776 Commonwealth Ave., 2, Brighton, MA, 02135, and Munich, Germany.
• H. Prokop is with Akamai Technologies Inc., 8 Cambridge, MA, 02142.
• D.C. Verma is with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, 19 Skyline Drive, Hawthorne, NY, 10532.
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D.R. Avresky has published more than 116 papers, including IEEE journal papers, in the area of: network (control, routing, fault tolerance, dynamic reconfiguration, adaptive routing, self healing, performance analysis, virtual/overlay networks, and middleware), wireless sensors networks, software and protocol verification, parallel computers, functional programming, testing, and diagnostics. He has supervised 13 PhD students on the above mentioned topics. He has been funded by the US National Science Foundation, Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Tandem, NASA, Motorola Research Labs, Bell Labs, Akamai Tech. Inc. and others institutions in the USA. He is currently a president of the International Research Institute on Autonomic Network Computing (IRIANC), Boston, MA, USA/Munich, Germany. He has been holding academic positions at different universities in the USA and Europe and has created Research Labs in area of "Network Computing" and "Fault-Tolerant and High-Performance Parallel Computers" at these academic institutions. Dr. Avresky has been a guest co-editor of five IEEE journals: IEEE Transactions on Computers, special section on "autonomic network computing," November 2009 ; IEEE Transactions on Computers, special issue on "embedded fault-tolerant systems," February 2002; IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, special issue on "dependable network computing," February 2001; IEEE Micro, IEEE Computer Society, special issue on "Embedded Fault-Tolerant Systems," September/October 2001; and IEEE Micro, IEEE Computer Society, USA, special issue on "embedded fault-tolerant systems," September/October 1998. In addition, six books and five book chapters have been published: Dependable Network Computing, (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000), Fault-Tolerant Parallel and Distributed Systems, (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998), Fault-Tolerant Parallel and Distributed Systems, (Computer Society Press, 1995), Hardware and Software Fault-Tolerance in Parallel Computing Systems, (Simon & Schuster International Group, 1992); Fault-Tolerant Microprocessor Systems, (Jusautor, 1984); and Diagnostics and Reliability of Computers, (Jusautor, 1979). He is a founder and a program/steering committee chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA*), Cambridge, MA, during (2002 - 2009), the Annual IEEE International Workshop FTPDS (now DPDNS), held in conjunction with IEEE IPDPS, during 1996-2009, and the IEEE Workshop on Embedded-Fault Tolerant Systems (EFTS), (1996, Dallas), (1998, Boston) and (2000, Washington, DC). He served as a reviewer for IEEE journals. He has been a member of the program committee and a reviewer for numerous IEEE conferences. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
Harald Prokop is Senior Vice President of Engineering at Akamai. He manages the company's engineering efforts and is responsible for building the services that run on Akamai's globally distributed computing platform. He also helps to define and is responsible for executing Akamai's technology strategy with a focus on innovative, market-leading services based on customer requirements. He joined Akamai in 1999 as one of Akamai's first engineers and has held various leadership roles within Akamai's Engineering department. He is one of the architects of Akamai's proprietary system for Internet performance measurement and traffic management, a key component of the Company's services. He designed the development and testing process that brings Akamai services to market. Prior to Akamai, he was working on high-performance and parallel computing at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science. His master's thesis, "Cache-Oblivious Algorithms," has resulted in an active new research branch of algorithm theory that includes the efficient use of memory hierarchies. He has also received numerous awards during his career. In 2004, he received Akamai's highest employee recognition, the Daniel Lewin Award, for his outstanding technical contributions to the company. In 1996, he received a fellowship award from Cusanuswerk, Germany. In 1994, he was one of the winners of the Bundeswettbewerb Informatik, an annual computer science contest sponsored by the federal government in Germany that attracted thousands of student entrants. He received the MSc degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, and the undergraduate degree in computer science from the Universität Karlsruhe in Germany. He has been published in the fields of Internet computing and computer science.
Dinesh C. Verma is a researcher and senior manager in the networking technology area at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, New York. He received his doctorate degree in computer networking from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1992, the bachelors in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1987, and the masters degree in management of technology from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, in 1998. He holds more than 28 US patents related to computer networks, and has authored more than 50 papers and five books in the area. He is the program manager for the US/UK International Technology Alliance in Network Sciences. He is a fellow of the IEEE, and has served on various program committees and technical committees. His research interests include topics in wireless networks, network management, distributed computing, and autonomic systems.