In the Editor's Note in the April 2001 issue of this transaction, the photos of Shahram Latifi and Ran Libeskind-Hadas were inadvertently switched. Their biographies are republished below along with the correctly matched photos.
About the Authors
Shahram Latifi (M'89, SM'92) received the MS degree in electrical engineering from Fanni, Teheran University in 1980. He received the MS and PhD degrees, both in electrical and computer engineering, from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He is currently a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the cofounder and general chair of the IEEE ITCC conference and has served on the program committees of several international conferences. His research interests lie in the areas of computer networks, fault-tolerant computing, parallel processing, and data compression. Dr. Latifi is the principal investigator of two projects funded by the US National Science Foundation and NASA and is a speaker in the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitors Program. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
Ran Libeskind-Hadas received the AB degree magna cum laude in applied mathematics from Harvard University. He was a student of C.L. Liu at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received the MS and PhD degrees in computer science. He is currently an associate professor of computer science at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. His research interests are in routing and communication algorithms.