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Issue No.08 - August (2009 vol.20)
pp: 1073-1074
Published by the IEEE Computer Society
It is my pleasure to welcome a few distinguished researchers to the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ( TPDS). Drs. Sandeep Kumar S. Gupta, Li (Erran) Li, M. Cristina Pinotti, and Albert Y. Zomaya are appointed as new Associate Editors. Their short biographies and areas of research are given below. I am confident they will contribute to further enhancing the quality and timeliness of TPDS. I also take this opportunity to thank Dr. Dimitrios Gunopulos who has retired from the TPDS Board.
As always, I invite comments and suggestions from authors, reviewers, and readers on how to improve the quality of this transaction. I also seek your help in spreading a word about TPDS to your colleagues. Thank you.
Laxmi N. Bhuyan

Sandeep Kumar S. Gupta received the BTech degree from IT-BHU, the MTech degree from IIT-Kanpur, and the MS and PhD degrees from Ohio State University. He is a full professor in the School of Computing and Informatics, Arizona State University, Tempe. His current research is focused on dependable, criticality-aware, adaptive, and distributed cyber-physical systems with emphasis on wireless sensor networks, thermal and power-aware green high-performance computing, and pervasive healthcare. He has won various research awards including a best paper award for “Security for Pervasive Health Monitoring Applications,” a Science Foundation of Arizona (SFAz) award on “Building Greener Datacenters in Arizona,” and several US National Science Foundation (NSF) awards including an NSF-CSR “Next-Generation Thermal-Aware, Energy-Efficient Resource Management for Data Centers” and NSF-Cyber-Trust “Physiological Value-Based Security for Body Area Networks.” He is coauthor of the book Fundamentals of Mobile and Pervasive Computing (McGraw-Hill). He currently serves on the editorial board of WINET and IEEE Communications Letters, and has co-guest edited several special issues including the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications issue on body area networking. Dr. Gupta heads the IMPACT Lab ( at ASU.

Li (Erran) Li received the BE degree in automatic control from Beijing Polytechnic University in 1993, the ME degree in pattern recognition from the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1996, and the PhD degree in computer science from Cornell University in 2001, where Joseph Y. Halpern was his advisor. Since graduation, he has been with the Networking Research Center at Bell Labs. His research interests are in networking with a focus on wireless networking and mobile computing. He is an editor of WINET and IEEE TPDS, and a guest editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications special issue on noncooperative behavior in networking. He has published more than 40 papers. His e-mail address is

M. Cristina Pinotti received the Dr. degree cum laude in computer science from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1986. From 1987-1999, she was a researcher with the National Council of Research at the Istituto di Elaborazione dell’Informazione, Pisa. From 2000-2003, she was an associate professor at the University of Trento. Since 2004, she has been a full professor at the University of Perugia. Her research interests include sensor networks, wireless networks, cellular networks, multiprocessor interconnection networks, special purpose architectures, scheduling algorithms for data broadcasting, design and analysis of combinatorial algorithms, and parallel algorithms and data structures. She has published more than 90 articles in major journals and international conferences in these areas, including IEEE TPDS, IEEE Transactions on Computers, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Wireless Networks, the International Conference on Parallel Processing, and the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium. She has been a guest coeditor for special issues on the area of wireless, ad hoc, and sensor networks of Mobile Networks and Applications, Wireless Networks, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Signal Processing. She has served on the program committees of approximately 20 international conferences and workshops, mainly in the networking area, in recent years.

Albert Y. Zomaya is currently the Chair Professor of High Performance Computing and Networking in the School of Information Technologies, The University of Sydney. He is the author/coauthor of seven books, more than 350 publications in technical journals and conferences, and the editor of eight books and eight conference volumes. He is currently an associate editor for 16 journals, the founding editor of the Wiley Book Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing, and a founding coeditor of the Wiley Book Series on Bioinformatics. Professor Zomaya was the chair the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (1999-2003) and currently serves on its executive committee. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Self-Organization and Cybernetics for Informatics, and is a Scientific Council member of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics, and Telecommunications Engineering (in Brussels). He received the 1997 Edgeworth David Medal from the Royal Society of New South Wales for outstanding contributions to Australian Science. Professor Zomaya is also the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award (in 2000) and the Golden Core Recognition (in 2006), both from the IEEE Computer Society. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the IEEE, the Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK), and a Distinguished Engineer of the ACM. His research interests are in the areas of high performance computing, parallel algorithms, mobile computing, and bioinformatics.

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