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Editorial: New AE Introduction

Thomas F.

This is start of the second year of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. I hope you enjoyed the first year. TMC has experienced a large growth in submission rate over its first year of publication. I hope this indicates a strong and growing interest in the area of mobile computing. The Editorial Board and Steering Committee, along with the Computer Society publications staff, have worked hard to ensure timely, high quality reviews that, in the end, result in a high quality publication. Much credit also goes to the many of you who have served as reviewers for TMC submissions. We all hope you will continue to support TMC through your submissions, offers to help, and readership.

I would like to welcome five new Associate Editors to the TMC Editorial Board. Professor Sajal Das is the founder and current director of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is an expert on mobility management, 3G networks, and ad hoc networks, and will be handling papers in these areas. Dr. John Heidemann is a project leader at the University of Southern California's (USC) Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and a research assistant professor at USC. He is an expert on many aspects of sensor networks and will be handling papers in this area. Professor Cetin Koc is an expert in security and cryptography. Professor Koc is the founder and director of the Information Security Lab at Oregon State University. Professor Catherine Rosenberg from Purdue University is an expert on wireless and broadband networks. She will be handling papers on traffic engineering, quality of service, and mobility in wireless networks. Dr. Michael Waidner is also an expert in security and cryptography. Dr. Waidner is with IBM Zurich Research where he is involved in security related projects. I welcome them all to the Editorial Board of TMC. Their biographies are below. I hope you enjoy this issue.

Thomas F. La Porta


About the Authors

Sajal K. Dasreceived the BTech degree in 1983 from Calcutta University, the MS degree in 1984 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and the PhD degree in 1988 from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, all in computer science. Currently, he is a professor of computer science and engineering and also the founding director of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Prior to 1999, he was a professor of computer science at the University of North Texas (UNT), Denton. Dr. Das is a recipient of the UNT Student Association's Honor Professor Award in 1991 and 1997 for best teaching and outstanding research, and UTA's Outstanding Senior Faculty Research Award in computer science in 2001. His current research interests include resource and mobility management in wireless networks, mobile and pervasive computing, wireless multimedia and QoS provisioning, sensor networks, mobile internet architectures and protocols, distributed processing, and grid computing. He has published more than 170 research papers, and holds four US patents in wireless mobile networks. He received the Best Paper Awards in ACM MobiCom'99, ICOIN-16, ACM MSWIM 2000, and ACM/IEEE PADS'97. Dr. Das also serves on the Editorial Boards of ACM/Kluwer Wireless Networks, Computer Networks, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Parallel Processing Letters, and the Journal of Parallel Algorithms and Applications. He served as general chair of IEEE MASCOTS-2002; general vice chair of IEEE PerCom-2003, ACM MobiCom-2000 and HiPC 2000-01; general chair of ACM WoWMoM 2000-2002; program chair of IWDC-2002, WoWMoM 1998-99; TPC vice chair of ICPADS-2002; and as a TPC member of numerous IEEE and ACM conferences. He is a member of the IEEE TCCC and TCPP Executive Committees and on the Advisory Boards of several cutting-edge companies.
John Heidemannis a project leader at the University of Southern California's (USC) Information Systems Institute (ISI) and a research assistant professor at USC. At ISI, he investigates networking protocols and simulation as part of the SAMAN and CONSER projects and embedded networking and sensor networking as part of the SCADDS project. He received the BS degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the MS and PhD degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a member of ACM, IEEE, and Usenix.
Cetin Kaya Koc is a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University, where he joined in 1992. Professor Koc is the founder and director of the Information Security Laboratory at Oregon State University. In 2001, he received the OSU College of Engineering Research Award for Outstanding and Sustained Research Leadership. He received the BS (1980, summa cum laude) and MS (1982) degrees in electrical engineering from Istanbul Technical University, and the MS (1985) and PhD (1988) degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Between 1988 and 1992, he was on the faculty of the University of Houston.
Professor Koc's research interests are in security, cryptography, computer arithmetic, finite fields, and high-speed computing. He is the founder and has been in the steering committee of the Workshop on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) since 1999. A special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Computers (April 2003) was devoted to cryptographic hardware and software development, of which Professor Koc is the guest editor. Professor Koc has been working as a consulting engineer with research and development interests in cryptography and high-speed computing in constrained environments for several organizations and companies including Intel and RSA Security. Professor Koc is a senior member of IEEE, and also a member of IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Information Theory Society, and International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).
Catherine Rosenberg has worked in several countries including the USA, UK, Canada, France, and India. In particular, she worked for Nortel Networks in the UK, AT&T Bell Laboratories in the USA, Alcatel in France, and taught at Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal (Canada). Dr. Rosenberg joined the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University in the fall of 1999. She became a full professor in the summer of 2002. She is currently the director of the university-wide Center for Wireless Systems and Applications. Dr. Rosenberg is an associate editor for Telecommunication Systems and IEEE Communications Surveys. She has been and is involved in many conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), and IEEE Mobicom. She has authored more than 50 papers on ATM, satellite broadband networking, wireless networking, and traffic engineering.
Michael Waidner is institute executive of the IBM Privacy Institute, and manager of the Network Security and Cryptography research group at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. He is directing IBM's research activities in technologies for enterprise privacy and data protection, which involves more than 40 researchers worldwide. He is also coresponsible for IBM's strategy for research in information security and privacy. Dr. Waidner joined IBM in 1994. Since then he has been working on various projects in enterprise privacy technologies, secure electronic commerce, dependability in distributed systems, provably secure cryptographic primitives, and formal verification of cryptographic protocols. Before joining IBM, he was a lecturer at the University of Karlsruhe, working and teaching on various aspects of cryptography, security and fault tolerance. Dr. Waidner is author of more than 70 research papers in security, privacy, and cryptography, and served on the program committees of several international conferences on these topics. He received his doctorate degree in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1991. He is a member of the ACM, IACR, IEEE, and GI.
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