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Editor’s Note


Pages: pp. 577-578

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ( TPDS) received 681 submissions in 2009, which is a 34 percent increase over 508 submitted a year before. A total of 176 papers were accepted for publication during 2009. However, the yearly TPDS page budget remained the same, accommodating about 130 papers. In my previous note, I announced the introduction of short papers and surveys for submissions to TPDS. After discovering a backlog and an increased workload of current editors, direct submission of short papers will be delayed until backlog is normalized. However, some papers submitted as regular could be accepted as short ones, based on reviews.

The editorial board is being gradually restructured to facilitate high quality and timely processing of all submissions. Azzedine Boukerche and Pradip Srimani completed their two-year terms, while Gagan Agrawal resigned from the board, in January 2010. They served successfully under leadership of the previous Editor-in-Chief, and their dedicated service to the community is greatly appreciated. I welcome a group of distinguished and highly qualified new members to our board, whose term started in February 2010. Minyi Guo, Weijia Jia, Ajay Kshemkalyani, Yunhao Liu, Vojislav Mišić, and Xian-He Sun cover a wide range of specialized areas. I am very proud to present them to you. Their biographies appear below. The total number of editors is now 32, which is the same number as throughout 2009. The board will be expanded to respond to the increased number of submissions. Your suggestions for qualified editors are welcome.

Ivan Stojmenovic


About the Authors

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Minyi Guo received the BSc and ME degrees in computer science from Nanjing University, China, in 1982 and 1986, respectively, and the PhD degree in computer science in 1998 from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. He is currently a distinguished professor and head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China. Before joining SJTU, Dr. Guo was a professor and department chair of the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Japan. Dr. Guo received the national science fund for distinguished young scholars from the NSFC in 2007. His present research interests include parallel/distributed computing, compiler optimizations, embedded systems, pervasive computing, and bioinformatics. He has more than 230 publications in major journals and international conferences in these areas, including the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, the IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, the ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, INFOCOM, IPDPS, ICS, CASES, ICPP, WWW, PODC, etc. He received five best paper awards from international conferences. Dr. Guo is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM, the IEICE IPSJ, and the CCF.
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Weijia Jia received the BSc and MSc degrees from Center South University, China, in 1982 and 1984 and the master of applied science and PhD degrees from the Polytechnic Faculty of Mons, Belgium, in 1992 and 1993, respectively, all in computer science. He is currently a full professor in the Department of Computer Science and the director of the Future Networking Center, ShenZhen Research Institute of City University of Hong Kong (CityU), leading several large R&D projects on next-generation mobile phone and multimedia software and devices. In 1995, he joined the Department of Computer Science, CityU, as an assistant professor. Professor Jia’s research interests include next generation wireless communication, protocols, and heterogeneous networks; distributed systems, multicast, and anycast QoS routing protocols. In these fields, he has a number of publications in prestige international journals (IEEE Transactions, e.g., TPDS, TN, TMC, TC, etc.), books/chapters, and refereed international conference proceedings (e.g., ACM CCS, WiSec, MobiHoc, IEEE ICDCS, INFOCOM, etc.). He (with W. Zhou) has published the book Distributed Network Systems (Springer), which contains extensive research materials and implementation examples. He has received the best paper award in prestige (IEEE) conferences and (with J. Chen et. al) has proposed an improved algorithm for well-known Vertex Cover and Set-packing NP-hard problems with time bounds of O(kn+1.2852k) and O((5.7k)kn), respectively. Both results stand on the current best time-bound to date for the fixed-parameterized intractable problems. Professor Jia is the chair professor at Central South University, Changsha, China, and a Guest Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing Jiao Tong University, and Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. He has served as the editor and guest editor for international journals and chairs and members/keynote speakers for various prestige international conferences.
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Ajay Kshemkalyani received the BTech degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in 1987, and the MS and PhD degrees in computer and information science from The Ohio State University in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He spent six years at IBM Research Triangle Park working on various aspects of computer networks, before joining academia. He has been an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 2000. His research interests are in distributed computing, distributed algorithms, computer networks, and concurrent systems, and he has published more than 80 articles in top-quality journals and conferences in these areas. In 1999, he received the US National Science Foundation Career Award. He has served in various positions (such as general chair, program cochair, steering committee member, or program committee member) for international conferences such as IEEE ICDCS, IEEE SRDS, ACM PODC, and ICDCN. He is currently on the editorial board of the Elsevier journal, Computer Networks. He has coauthored a book entitled Distributed Computing: Principles, Algorithms, and Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He is a distinguished scientist of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE.
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Yunhao Liu received the BS degree in automation from Tsinghua University, China, in 1995, the MA degree from the Beijing Foreign Studies University, China, in 1997, and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science and engineering from Michigan State University in 2003 and 2004, respectively. He is now an associate professor and the postgraduate director in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He also holds the EMC Chair Professorship in the Computer Science and Technology Department at Tsinghua University. His research interests include wireless sensor network, peer-to-peer computing, and pervasive computing. Dr. Liu received the Grand Prize of Hong Kong ICT Best Innovation and Research Award 2007. His PhD student Mo Li received the ACM HK Best Student Research Award 2009. Dr. Liu is a member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE.
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Vojislav B. Mišić received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1993. He is currently a professor of computer science at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Previously, he has taught at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China, and the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His research interests include performance evaluation of wireless networks and systems, including cognitive networks and sensor networks, and software engineering, including software metrics, metamodeling, and cloud computing. He has authored or coauthored six books, 17 book chapters, and more than 50 papers in archival journals, and presented 115 papers in international conferences. He serves on the editorial board of Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), Peer-to-Peer Networks and Applications, (Springer), and the International Journal of Parallel, Emergent, and Distributed Systems (Taylor&Francis). He is a senior member of the IEEE and member of the ACM and AIS.
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Xian-He Sun received the BS degree in mathematics in 1982 from Beijing Normal University, P.R. China. He received the MS degree in mathematics and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science in 1985, 1987, and 1990, respectively, all from Michigan State University. He is a professor and the chair of the Department of Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Ames National Laboratory, a staff scientist at the ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center, and an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, Louisiana State University, before joining IIT in 1999. Currently, he is the director of the Scalable Computing Software laboratory at IIT, a guest faculty member in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at the Argonne National Laboratory, and a visiting scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. His research interests include parallel and distributed processing, high-end computing, system software, and performance evaluation. Dr. Sun has published more than 150 research articles in the field of computer science and communication, with recent concentration on memory and I/O systems and fault-tolerant computing. Dr. Sun is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM, a member of the honor society PHI KAPPA PHI and SIGMA XI, and was a distinguished speaker of the IEEE Computer Society from 2001 to 2003. He has been the subject area editor for cluster computing of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC) since 2006.
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