Issue No. 03 - May/June (2005 vol. 4)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TMC.2005.41
The IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing was published for the first time in 2002. Many of the Associate Editors on the TMC Editorial Board have contributed their time and energy to TMC from the very beginning, while several have joined the Board at a later time. Some of these Associate Editors have retired from the Editorial Board: Prathima Agrawal, Nigel Davies, Mario Figueiredo, Anthony Joseph, Kim Man, Tony Ng, Brian Noble, Juan Pimental, Parameswaran Ramanathan, Mani Srivastava, Michael Waidner, Adam Wolisz, Xiang-Xen Xia, and Y. T. Zhang. My sincere thanks to all of them for contributing to TMC. Their support has been crucial to the success of TMC.
Nine new Associate Editors have recently joined the TMC Editorial Board: Marco Conti, Samir R. Das, Edward Knightly, David Kotz, P. R. Kumar, Bo Li , Badri Nath, Suresh Singh, and Terry Todd. Please find their biographies included below. Each of these individuals is an expert in various aspects of mobile computing and wireless networking. The success of TMC depends to a great extent on the willingness of such experts to help with TMC review process. It is my sincere pleasure to welcome them to the TMC Editorial Board.
Nitin H. Vaidya
Marco Conti is a senior researcher at the Institute for Informatics and Telematics (IIT) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), where he is the head of the Internet Networks Department. He has published, in journals and conference proceedings, more than 150 research papers related to design, modeling, and performance evaluation of computer-network architectures and protocols. He coauthored the book Metropolitan Area Networks (Springer, London 1997) and is coeditor of the book Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (IEEE-Wiley, 2004). He served as TPC chair of the IFIP-TC6 Conferences "Networking 2002" and "PWC 2003," and as TPC cochair of ACM WoWMoM 2002, IFIP-TC6 WONS 2004, and WiOpt '04. He is the TPC cochair of the IEEE Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2005). He is associate editor of Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal, and he is on the editorial board of Ad Hoc Networks and ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review. He served as guest editor, among others, for IEEE Transactions on Computers, ACM/Kluwer Mobile Networks & Applications, Performance Evaluation, and Ad Hoc Networks.
Samir R. Das is currently an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his PhD degree in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 1994. Prior to coming to Stony Brook, he was a faculty member at the University of Texas in San Antonio and the University of Cincinnati. His research interests include wireless ad hoc and sensor networking, performance evaluation, and parallel discrete event simulation. Dr. Das received the US National Science Foundation's CAREER award in 1998. He was a speaker in the Distinguished Visitor program of the IEEE Computer Society from 2001-2003. He cochaired the program committee for the 2001 ACM Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoC) and the 2004 ACM International Conference on Mobile computing and Networking (MobiCom). He currently serves on the editorial board of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and the Ad Hoc Networks journal.
Edward Knightly is an associate professor in the ECE and CS Departments at Rice University. He received the BS degree from Auburn University in 1991 and the MS and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and 1996, respectively. He is an associate editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He served as technical cochair of IEEE IWQoS 1998 and IEEE INFOCOM 2005 and served on the program committee for numerous networking conferences including ICNP, INFOCOM, IWQoS, MobiCom, and SIGMETRICS. He received the US National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 1997 and the Sloan Fellowship in 2001. His research interests are in the areas of mobile and wireless networks and high-performance protocol design.
David Kotz is a professor of computer science at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. After receiving his AB degree in computer science and physics from Dartmouth in 1986, he completed his PhD degree in computer science from Duke University in 1991. He returned to Dartmouth to join the faculty in 1991, where he is now professor of computer science, director of the Center for Mobile Computing, and executive director of the Institute for Security Technology Studies. His research interests include context-aware mobile computing, pervasive computing, wireless networks, and intrusion detection. He cochaired the program committee for MobiSys 2005. He is a member of the ACM, the IEEE Computer Society, and USENIX associations, and of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.
P. R. Kumar received the BTech degree from IIT Madras in 1973, and the MS and DSc degrees from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1975 and 1977, respectively. From 1977-1984, he was with the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and since 1985 he has been at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where is currently Franklin Woeltge Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Research Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory. He received the Donald P. Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council. His current research interests include wireless networks, protocol development, sensor networks, the convergence of control with communication and computing, wafer fabrication plants, manufacturing systems, machine learning, control, adaptation and stochastic systems, and queueing networks.
Bo Li received the BEng and MEng degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1987 and 1989, respectively, and the PhD degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1993. Between 1993 and 1996, he worked in the IBM Networking System Division, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Since 1996, he has been with the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he is an associate professor and codirector for an Internet technology research center, a government sponsored research center. He has been an adjunct researcher at Microsoft Research Asia since 1999. His research interests have been on mobile wireless networking, video communications, all-optical networks, and content replication. He has served as an editor or guest editor for 12 journals such as IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, ACM/Kluwer Journal of Wireless Networks ( WINET), ACM/Kluwer Mobile Networks and Applications ( MONET), Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, etc. He has been involved in organizing more than 40 conferences, especially IEEE Infocom since 1996. He is the co-TPC Chair for IEEE Infocom 2004. He is a member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE.
Badri Nath received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the ME degree from the Indian Institute of Science (School of Automation). He is a professor in the Computer Science Department at Rutgers University and a member of WINLAB. His research interests are in the areas of sensor computing and large-scale unattended networks. Current projects explore research issues in manageability and dependability of sensor networks, mobile and wireless networks. His current interest is on developing a robust information architecture for sensor networks to enable actuations. He is the recipient of the best paper award at HPSR (2003), the 10 year best paper award at VLDB (2002), and professor of the year award for best teaching (1995).
Suresh Singh graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1984 with a BTech degree in computer science and received the PhD degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1990 also in computer science. He spent seven years at the University of South Carolina, two at Oregon State University, and has been at Portland State University for the past five years where he is a professor. His areas of research include wireless networks, protocol design, low-power internet, and sensor networking with a recent focus on using ultrawide band radios as a sensing tool.
Terry Todd received the BASc, MASc, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. While at Waterloo, he also spent three years as a research associate with the Computer Communications Networks Group (CCNG). During that time, he worked on the Waterloo Experimental Local Area Network, which was an early local area network testbed. In 1991, Dr. Todd was on research leave with the Distributed Systems Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He also spent 1998 as a visiting researcher at The Olivetti and Oracle Research Laboratory (ORL) in Cambridge, England. While at ORL, he worked on the piconet project, which was an embedded low power wireless network testbed. Dr. Todd is currently a professor of electrical and computer engineering at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. At McMaster, he has been the principal investigator on a number of major research projects in the optical and wireless networking areas. He currently directs a large group working on wireless mesh networks and wireless VoIP, and holds the NSERC/RIM/CITO Chair on Pico-Cellular Wireless Internet Access Networks. His research interests include metropolitan/local area networks, wireless communications, and the performance analysis of computer communication networks and systems.