Issue No. 02 - April-June (2002 vol. 1)
I am delighted to introduce two new Associate Editors that have been added to the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Ravi Jain of NTT DoCoMo USA Labs will handle papers on mobile telecommunications and data networks. Prathima Agrawal of Telcordia Technologies will handle papers on mobile and wireless communications. Both are experienced and well-known researchers in the mobile networking community. Their full biographies are included below.
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Ravi Jain received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992. Prior to that, he worked for several years in industry on developing communications and systems software, performance modeling, and parallel programming. From 1992 to May 2002, he worked at Applied Research, Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) in Morristown, New Jersey, most recently as director of the Middleware and Mobile Applications Research Group. His research interests include design and analysis of algorithms, architectures and protocols for mobile computing and communications, as well as middleware and APIs for supporting mobile users and for advanced Next Generation Network applications. He is currently vice president and project manager in the Autonomous Communications Lab, NTT DoCoMo USA Labs, San Jose, California. Dr. Jain has published numerous papers in his research area and has several issued and pending patents. He was also the specification lead for the JAIN industry standards forum specification on Java Call Control (JCC) for Next Generation Networks, as well as the Parlay industry forum Parlay X working group. He is a member of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon and Phi Kappa Phi honorary societies, a senior member of IEEE, and a member of the ACM.
Prathima Agrawal is the assistant vice president of the Internet Architecture Research Laboratory and executive director of the Computer Networking Research Department at Telcordia Technologies, Morristown, New Jersey. She is an adjunct professor of ECE, Rutgers University, New Jersey. She worked for 20 years at AT&T/Lucent Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, where she was appointed head of the Networked Computing Research Department in 1992. Dr. Agrawal received the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. She has published more than 150 papers and has received or applied for more than 50 US patents. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Award of AT&T Bell Laboratories, 1985, the Telcordia CEO Award, 2000, and the SAIC ESTC (Executive Science and Technology Council) Publication Prize, 2001. She is the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society's Distinguished Service Award, 1990 and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000. Dr. Agrawal is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. She chaired the IEEE Fellow Selection Committee during 1998-2000. Her research interests are computer networks, mobile and wireless computing, and communication systems and parallel processing.