V.B. Misic is with the Department of Computer Science, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada.
R. Buyya is with the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory, Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Doug McDonell Building, Parkville Campus, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia.
D. Milojicic is with HP Labs, 1501 Page Mill Road, MS 1183, Palo Alto, CA 94304. E-mail: email@example.com.
Y. Cui is with the Computer Science Department, Tsinghua University, Room 4-104, FIT Building, Beijing, 100084, China.
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Vojislav B. Misic received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1993. He is a professor of computer science at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His research interests include software engineering, cloud computing, and performance evaluation of wireless networks and systems. He has authored or coauthored six books, 18 book chapters, and more than 200 papers in archival journals and at prestigious international conferences. He serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, Ad Hoc Networks, Peer-to-Peer Networks and Applications, and the International Journal of Parallel, Emergent, and Distributed Systems. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM and AIS.
Rajkumar Buyya is a professor of computer science and software engineering, future fellow of the Australian Research Council, and director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the university, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored more than 425 publications and four text books including Mastering Cloud Computing (McGraw Hill and Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann, 2013) for the Indian and international markets, respectively. He also edited several books, including Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms (Wiley Press, February 2011). He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide. Microsoft Academic Search Index ranked Dr. Buyya as the world's top author in distributed and parallel computing between 2007 and 2012. Recently, ISI has identified him as a “Highly Cited Researcher” based on citations to his journal papers. Software technologies for Grid and Cloud computing developed under Dr. Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. Dr. Buyya has led the establishment and development of key community activities, including serving as founding chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and five IEEE/ACM conferences. These contributions and international research leadership of Dr. Buyya are recognized through the award of the 2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing from the IEEE Computer Society. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received the 2010 Asia Pacific Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award and the 2011 Telstra Innovation Challenge, People's Choice Award. He is currently serving as the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. For further information on Dr. Buyya, please visit his cyberhome: www.buyya.com.
Dejan Milojicic received the PhD degree from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 1993; and the MSc/BSc degrees from Belgrade University, Serbia, in 1983 and 1986, respectively. He has been a senior researcher and research manager at HP Labs, Palo Alto, California since 1998. He also worked at the OSF Research Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1994-1998), and the Institute “Mihajlo Pupin,” Belgrade, Serbia (1983-1991). He is the IEEE Computer Society 2014 President. He was a founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE ComputingNow (2008-2012). He has been on many conference program committees and journal editorial boards. He is an IEEE fellow, an ACM Distinguished Engineer, and a USENIX member. He has published more than 130 papers and two books. He has 11 patents and 25 patent applications.
Yong Cui received the BS and PhD degrees, both in computer science, from Tsinghua University in 1999 and 2004, respectively. He is a professor in the Computer Science Department of Tsinghua University, cochair of IETF IPv6 Transition WG Softwire, and a council member of the China Communication Standards Association. Having published more than 100 papers in refereed journals and conferences, he received Best Paper Awards from ACM ICUIMC 2011 and WASA 2010. Holding more than 40 patents, he won the National Science and Technology Progress Award of the China and the Influential Invention Award of China Information Industry. He is one of the authors of IETF RFC 5747 and RFC 5565 for his proposal on IPv6 transition technologies. His major research interests include mobile wireless Internet and computer network architecture.