Issue No.12 - December (2008 vol.7)
Published by the IEEE Computer Society
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TMC.2008.147
To accommodate the continuing growth in the number of papers submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) as well as the increasing number of papers in emerging areas, it is my pleasure to introduce several new Associate Editors who have recently been appointed to TMC's Editorial Board: Douglas M. Blough, Tracy Camp, Martin Haenggi, Dimitrios Hatzinakos, Wendi B. Heinzelman, Jie Liu, Carlo S. Regazzoni, Kay Roemer, Ashutosh Sabharwal, Mohammad Shahidehpour, Prasun Sinha, and Jie Wu. Collectively, these 12 new AEs bring expertise in sensor networks, security and dependability, mobility modeling and protocols, wireless multimedia, cognitive networks, experimental systems, information theoretic aspects, and power systems for mobile devices. Their biographies are included below.
In addition, I would like to take this opportunity to thank two of our departing Associate Editors: Chandra Narayanaswami, whose term on the Editorial Board recently expired, and Wei Ye, who resigned due to a job transition that prevents him from continuing to serve on the Editorial Board. Both Chandra and Wei contributed immensely to TMC and I truly appreciate their dedicated service during their tenures.
Last, I would like to thank our readers and authors for their continued support of TMC and welcome you to send me feedback and suggestions about the journal.
Mani B. Srivastava
Douglas M. Blough received the BS degree in electrical engineering and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1984, 1986, and 1988, respectively. Since Fall 1999, he has been a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also holds a joint appointment in the School of Computer Science and is codirector of the US National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center on Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS). From 1988 to 1999, he was on the faculty of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Blough's research interests include wireless multihop networks and dependability and security of systems and networks. He is the program chair for the 2009 International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS) and he was previously the program chair for the 2000 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) and the 1995 Pacific Rim International Symposium on Fault-Tolerant Systems, as well as the general chair for the Workshop on Dependability Issues in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks and Sensor Networks (DIWANS) in 2004 and 2006. He was on the program committees of MobiCom 2008, MobiHoc 2006, MASS 2004, 2006, 2008, and numerous other conferences in networking, systems, and dependability. He was an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computers from 1995 through 2000 and for the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems from 2001 through 2005.
Tracy Camp is a professor of computer science at the Colorado School of Mines. She has received several grants from the US National Science Foundation, including a CAREER award in 1997. This funding has produced 12 software packages that have been requested by (and shared with) more than 1,300 researchers in 64 countries (as of June 2008). Dr. Camp is an ACM Distinguished Lecturer, an IEEE senior member, and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. In 2006, she was a Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand. In December 2007, she received the Board of Trustees Outstanding Faculty Award at the Colorado School of Mines, an award that was only given five times between 1998 and 2007. Dr. Camp is currently the elected treasurer of ACM's Special Interest Group on Mobile Computing (SIGMOBILE). Her research is in the field of ad hoc networks and her articles have been cited over 2,500 times (per Google Scholar, as of June 2008).
Martin Haenggi received the Dipl. Ing. (MSc) and PhD degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He then spent a postdoctoral year at the University of California at Berkeley and joined Notre Dame in 2001. In 2007/2008, he spent a sabbatical year at the University of California at San Diego. He is currently an associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame. His scientific interests include networking and wireless communications with an emphasis on theoretical and experimental issues in ad hoc and sensor networks. He is a senior member of the IEEE and five of its societies and a member of the ACM. He serves on the editorial board of the Elsevier Journal of Ad Hoc Networks, as the lead guest editor of an issue of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications on stochastic geometry and random graphs for wireless networks, and as the general cochair of the 2009 International Workshop on Spatial Stochastic Models for Wireless Networks (SpaSWiN '09). He has also served on the program committees of numerous workshops and conferences. He has published one book, four book chapters, and more than 90 research papers. He was a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in 2005/2006, received a US National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2005, and is part of DARPA's Information Theory for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (IT-MANET) project.
Dimitrios Hatzinakos received the diploma degree from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1983, the MASc degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in 1986, and the PhD degree from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1990, all in electrical engineering. In September 1990, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, where now he holds the rank of professor with tenure. He served as chair of the communications group of the department from July 1999 to June 2004. Since November 2004, he has held the Bell Canada Chair in Mutimedia at the University of Toronto. Also, he is a director and the chair of the management committee of the newly established Identity, Privacy and Security Initiative (IPSI) at the University of Toronto. His research interests are in the areas of multimedia signal processsing, multimedia security, multimedia communications, and biometric systems. He is the author or coauthor of more than 180 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings and has contributed to 10 books in his areas of interest. His experience includes consulting through Electrical Engineering Consociates Ltd. and contracts with United Signals and Systems Inc., Burns and Fry Ltd., Pipetronix Ltd., Defense R&D Canada (DRDC), Nortel Networks, Vivosonic Inc., and CANAMET Inc. He served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 1998 until 2002 and as a guest editor for the special issue of Elsevier's Signal Processing on signal processing technologies for short burst wireless communications, which appeared in October 2000. He was a member of the IEEE Statistical Signal and Array Processing Technical Committee (SSAP) from 1992 until 1995 and was a technical program cochair of the Fifth Workshop on Higher-Order Statistics in July 1997. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of EURASIP, the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), and the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Wendi B. Heinzelman received the BS degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1995 and the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 and 2000, respectively. She is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester. She is also the Dean of Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester. Her current research interests lie in the areas of wireless communications and networking, mobile computing, and multimedia communication. Dr. Heinzelman received the US National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2005 for her research on cross-layer architectures for wireless sensor networks and she received the US Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2005 for her work on balancing resource utilization in wireless sensor networks. She has been an area editor for the ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R) since 2005 and she was a guest editor for the EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking special issue on wireless sensor networks in 2005. She is a member of Sigma Xi and the ACM, a senior member of the IEEE, and cofounder of the N^2 Women (Networking Networking Women) group.
Jie Liu received the PhD degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001, and the MEng degree in automation from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1996. He was a research scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) from 2001 to 2004. He is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, and an adjunct professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology, China. His research interests are in embedded system modeling, programming, and design; sensor network technologies and applications; energy-aware computing; and data center resource management. He has published more than 40 papers in these areas. He received the Leon O. Chua award in 2001 from UC Berkeley for outstanding research.
Carlo S. Regazzoni received the the Laurea degree in electronic engineering and the PhD degree in telecommunications and signal processing from the University of Genoa (UniGE) in 1987 and 1992, respectively. Since 2005, he has been a full professor of telecommunications systems. He is involved in research on signal and video processing and data fusion in cognitive telecommunication systems since 1988. His main current research interests are bio-inspired signal and video processing and recognition, distributed data fusion, signal processing for wireless communications and localization, ambient intelligence, cognitive radio, multimodal intelligent interfaces, and pervasive adaptation in embodied cognitive systems. Since 1998, he has been responsible for the Video and Signal Processing for Telecommunications (ISIP40, http://www.isip40.it) Research Group in the Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering (DIBE) within the engineering faculty of UniGE. He has been responsible for DIBE in several EU research and development projects and for several research contracts with Italian industries. He is responsible for joint research labs with Technoaware (A2lab/Ambient Awareness Lab), Telecom Italia, and Selex Communications and for the Cognitive Radio Lab (CorLab) at DIBE since 2002. He was among the costarters of the International Conferences on Advanced Signal and Video Based Surveillance Systems (IEEE AVSS), now in its fifth edition. He is the chair of the AVSS-board and Honorary Chair of the Santa Fe 2008 AVSS edition. He has served as the technical program chairman for the IEEE ICIP 2005 Conference on Image Processing. He is currently an external reviewer of a EU-FP7 project. He serves as an associate editor for the International Journal on Image and Graphics and has been the guest editor of seven special issues of Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and other journals. He has been a coeditor of a series of four edited books by Kluwer on intelligent video surveillance from 1999 to 2003 and was awarded the Best IEEE Vehicular Electronics Paper Award in 2002. Dr. Regazzoni is the author or coauthor of 65 papers in international scientific journals and of more than 200 papers presented at peer-reviewed international conferences. He is a member of the Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing (IMDSP) and Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) committees of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
Kay Roemer received the PhD degree from ETH Zurich in 2005 with a thesis on sensor networks. He is a senior researcher at the Institute for Pervasive Computing of ETH Zurich, where he leads the research activities related to wireless sensor networks. He served as the program cochair of EWSN 2006 and IEEE SUTC 2008 and organized several other scientific events that helped shape the European research community in his area. Before moving to Zurich, Dr. Roemer studied computer science at the University of Frankfurt in Germany, where he also cofounded the MICO open source project, a middleware for distributed systems that has been widely used both in academia and for large-scale, mission-critical commercial applications. He has coauthored two books on this topic.
Ashutosh Sabharwal received the BTech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, in 1993. He received the MS degree in 1995 and the PhD degree in 1999 from The Ohio State University. From 1999-2007, he was a research faculty member at Rice University. Currently, he is an assistant professor at Rice University, where he also serves as the director of the Center for Multimedia Communication. His main research interests are in information theoretic foundations, protocols, and platforms for high performance wireless networks. He is the founder of the WARP project (http://warp.rice.edu) and a senior member of the IEEE. He has also been an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications since 2006. He has served as the chair or TPC member of several conferences and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Mohammad Shahidehpour is the Carl Bodine distinguished professor and chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he has been a faculty member for the past 25 years. He is the author of more than 300 technical papers and five books on electric power systems planning, operation, and control. Dr. Shahidehpour is the recipient of the IEEE/PES T. Burke Hayes Faculty Recognition Award in Electric Power Engineering, the IEEE/PES Best Transactions Paper Award, the IEEE/PSO Best Transactions Paper Award, Edison Electric Institute's Outstanding Faculty Award, HKN's Outstanding Young Electrical Engineering Award, Sigma Xi's Outstanding Researcher Award, IIT's Outstanding Faculty Award, and the University of Michigan's Outstanding Teaching Award. He was the president of the National Electrical Engineering Honor Society (HKN) and served on its executive board for eight years. He was the editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems for 15 years and is currently the vice president of publication for IEEE/PES. He is a member of the editorial board of the KIEE Journal of Power Engineering (Korea), the International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, and the International Journal of Electric Power Systems Research. Dr. Shahidehpour is an IEEE distinguished lecturer and has lectured across the globe on electricity restructuring issues. He is also an honorary professor at the North China Electric Power University, China, and the Sharif University of Technology, Iran. He is a fellow of the IEEE.
Prasun Sinha received the PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2001, the MS degree from Michigan State University in 1997, and the BTech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1995, all in computer science and engineering. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio State University (OSU). His interests are in the area of wireless and sensor networking. Prior to joining OSU, he worked at Bell Labs, New Jersey, for two years. He was a winner of the US National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2006. During his graduate studies, he won the Ray Ozzie Fellowship (UIUC, 2000), the Mavis Memorial Scholarship (UIUC, 1999), and the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award (MSU, 1997). More information about his research can be found at http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/~prasun.
Jie Wu is a distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University and a program director at the US National Science Foundation. He has published more than 400 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. His research interests are in the areas of wireless networks and mobile computing, routing protocols, fault-tolerant computing, and interconnection networks. Dr. Wu was on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and was a co-guest-editor of Computer and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. He served as the program cochair for IEEE MASS 2004, program vice-chair for IEEE ICDCS 2008, and program vice-chair for ICPP 2000. He was also the general chair for IEEE MASS 2006 and IEEE IPDPS 2008 and is the general cochair for IEEE DCOSS 2009. He is the author of the book Distributed System Design (CRC Press). He was also the recipient of the 1996-1997, 2001-2002, and 2006-2007 Researcher of the Year Awards at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Wu has served as an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor and is the chairman of the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP).
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