University of California
Santa Cruz/Palo Alto Research Center
2011 Technical Achievement Award Recipient
“For pioneering contributions to the theory
and design of communication protocols
for ad-hoc wireless networks”
J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico in 1977; and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI in 1980 and 1983, respectively. He holds the Jack Baskin Endowed Chair of Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), is Chair of the Computer Engineering Department, and is a Principal Scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Prior to joining UCSC in 1993, he was a Center Director at SRI International (SRI) in Menlo Park, California. He has been a Visiting Professor at Sun Laboratories and a Principal of Protocol Design at Nokia. His research focuses on computer communication.
Dr. Garcia-Luna-Aceves is an IEEE Fellow, an ACM Fellow, and an AAAS Fellow, and is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America and Who's Who in The World. He holds 35 U.S. patents, has published three books and more than 400 journal and conference papers, and has supervised more than 30 Ph.D. dissertations. He is the co-recipient of the IEEE Fred W. Ellersick 2008 MILCOM Award for best unclassified paper. He is also co-recipient of Best Paper Awards at the European Wireless Conference 2010, IEEE MASS 2008, SPECTS 2007, IFIP Networking 2007, and IEEE MASS 2005 conferences, and of the Best Student Paper Award of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. He received the SRI International Exceptional-Achievement Award in 1985 and 1989.