• A. Azcorra is with the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Avda de la Universidad, 30, E-28911 Leganés, Madrid, Spain.
• J. Touch is with the Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, 4676 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695.
• Z.-L. Zhang is with the Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, 4-192 EE/CS Building, 200 Union Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455-0159. E-mail: email@example.com.
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Arturo Azcorra received the MSc degree in telecommunications from the Technical University of Madrid, Spain, in 1986 and the PhD degree from the same university in 1989. In 1993, he receiveded the MBA degree from the Instituto de Empresa, Madrid. He was a lecturer at the Technical University of Madrid from 1987 to 1990, when he was promoted to associate professor in the Department of Telematics Engineering. Since 1998, he has been a professor at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, Spain. Since 1998, he has been a deputy vice-provost for academic infrastructures at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid. He has participated in more than 15 European research projects and has performed direct consulting and engineering work for several different institutions, such as the European Space Agency, MFS-Worldcom, the Madrid Regional Government, RENFE, and REPSOL. Dr. Azcorra has served on the program committees of several international conferences and has more than 50 publications in international magazines, books, and conferences. He was a program chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2006. His current research projects include broadband networks, multicast teleservices, active networks, and IP/ATM convergence. He is a member of the IEEE.
Joe Touch received the BS (Honors) degree in biophysics and computer science from the University of Scranton in 1985, the MS degree in computer science from Cornell University in 1987, and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. He joined the University of Southern California (USC) Information Sciences Institute (ISI), Marina del Rey, California, in 1992, where he is director of the Postel Center and a research associate professor in USC's Computer Science and Electrical Engineering/Systems Departments. He is currently supporting the US Air Force's Transformational Communications Satellite (TSAT) program as senior network engineer of its Space Segment. His research includes overlay networks, Internet protocols, network architecture, high-speed and low-latency networks, and optical network device design. He is a member of Sigma Xi, ACM Sigcomm Conference Coordinator, a senior member of the IEEE, and was a program chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2006. He is a member IEEE INFOCOM's Standing Committee, chairs the IEEE Global Internet Steering Committee, serves on the program committees of numerous conferences and workshops, including ENext CoNext, IARIA ICISP, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ISET, IEEE HSN, and IEEE GridNets, is active in the IETF in transport, network, and security protocols, and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Network. He received the DARPA Fault-Tolerant Networks Award for Excellence in Academic Research for his work in overlay networks and the PTI Technology Achievement Award for his work with the City of Santa Monica's Public Electronic Network transition to Web-based technology.
Zhi-Li Zhang received the BS degree in computer science from Nanjing University, China, in 1986 and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Massachusetts in 1992 and 1997. In 1997, he joined the computer science and engineering faculty at the University of Minnesota, where he is currently the Qwest Chair Professor in Telecommunications. Dr. Zhang's research interests lie broadly in computer communication and networks, Internet, wireless, and sensor technologies, and networked multimedia systems and other emerging applications. He is a coauthor of more than 100 referred journal and conference/workshop publications. Dr. Zhang has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and Computer Networks. He was a program chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2006 and IEEE/IFIP IWQoS 2004 and has served on the technical program committees of various conferences and workshops, including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICNP, ACM SIGCOMM, ACM SIGMETRICS, ACM/USENIX IMC, and ACM SIGMM. Dr. Zhang received the US National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 1997. He has also been awarded the prestigious McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, the George Taylor Distinguished Research Award, the Qwest Chaired Professorship at the University of Minnesota, and the Miller Visiting Professorship at the Miller Institute for Basic Sciences, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Zhang is a corecipient of an ACM SIGMETRICS best paper award and an IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP) best paper award. He is a member of the IEEE.