Issue No. 11 - November (2007 vol. 6)
The success of a journal such as Transactions on Mobile Computing relies on the voluntary service provided by the associate editors. TMC has been fortunate to have so many distinguished researchers on its editorial board. In this issue, I am pleased to acknowledge the services of several editorial board members who have completed their term on the board: Guohong Cao, Abdelsalam Helal, Cetin Koc, Badri Nath, Catherine Rosenberg, and Gaurav Sukhatme. We are also adding eight new associate editors to the TMC board: Sunghyun Choi, Sajal K. Das, Richard Han, Ekram Hossain, Jennifer Hou, Prasant Mohapatra, Chiara Petrioli, and Sanjay Shakkottai. Brief biographies of the new editors are provided below. Please join me in welcoming the new associate editors to TMC.
Nitin H. Vaidya
Sunghyun Choi received the BS (summa cum laude) and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1992 and 1994, respectively. He received the PhD degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1999. He is currently an associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Korea. Before joining SNU in September 2002, he was with Philips Research USA, Briarcliff Manor, New York, as a senior member of the research staff and a project leader for three years. He has authored/coauthored more than 100 technical papers and book chapters. He also holds 11 US patents, five European patents, and has more than 30 patents pending. He is currently serving or has served on the technical program and organizing committees of numerous leading wireless and networking conferences, including ACM WMASH 2004, IEEE/Create-Nets COMSWARE 2007, IEEE WoWMoM 2007, and ACM Multimedia 2007, for which he served as a TPC cochair. He is an area editor of the ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review and an editor of the Journal of Communications and Networks. He has also served as a guest coeditor for many journals, including the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication, the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, and Wireless Networks.
Sajal K. Das is a University Distinguished Scholar Professor in Computer Science and Engineering and the founding director of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He is also a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, and IIT Guwahati, an honorary professor at Fudan University in Shanghai, an advisory professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, China, and a visiting scientist at the Institute of Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore. His current research interests include smart environments, sensor networks, security, mobile and pervasive computing, resource and mobility management in wireless networks, mobile Internet, mobile grid computing, biological networking, applied graph theory, and game theory. He has published more than 400 papers in international conferences and journals and more than 30 invited book chapters. He holds five US patents in wireless networks and mobile Internet and coauthored the book Smart Environments: Technology, Protocols, and Applications (John Wiley, 2005). Dr. Das is a recipient of best paper awards from IEEE PerCom '06, ACM MobiCom '99, ICOIN '02, ACM MSwiM '00, and ACM/IEEE PADS '97. He is also a recipient of the UTA Academy of Distinguished Scholars Award (2006), the University Award for Distinguished Record of Research (2005), the College of Engineering Research Excellence Award (2003), and the Outstanding Faculty Research Award in Computer Science (2001 and 2003). He serves as the founding editor-in-chief of the Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal (Elsevier) and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Wireless Networks, and the Journal of Peer-to-Peer Networking. He is the founder of IEEE WoWMoM and cofounder of IEEE PerCom. He has served as general or technical program chair as well as TPC member of numerous IEEE and ACM conferences. He currently serves on the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Communications and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing executive committees.
Richard Han received the BS degree in electrical engineering (with distinction) from Stanford University in 1989 and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. He is currently an associate professor of computer science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Han's research interests include wireless systems, mobile networks, and ubiquitous computing. His research contributions in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) include the open source Mantis sensor operating system (MOS), the FireWxNet fire sensor network application, the X-MAC duty-cycled wireless medium access control protocol, INSENS secure tree-structured routing for WSNs, secure code distribution in WSNs, the NodeMD remote diagnostic system for WSNs, and the SensorFlock airborne WSN. He has received a US National Science Foundation CAREER award and IBM faculty awards.
Ekram Hossain received the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Victoria, Canada, in 2000. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He was a University of Victoria fellow and a recipient of the British Columbia Advanced Systems Institute (ASI) graduate student award. Dr. Hossain's current research interests include the analysis, design, and optimization of wireless and mobile communication networks, and cognitive radio systems. He was a coeditor for the books Cognitive Wireless Communication Networks (Springer, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-387-68830-5) and Wireless Mesh Networks: Architectures and Protocols (Springer, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-387-68839-8). Currently, he serves as an editor for several journals and magazines, including the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Wireless Communications. He has served as a technical program committee member for many IEEE conferences and as a technical program cochair for the Wireless Networking Symposium at IEEE Globecom 2007. Dr. Hossain will be serving as a technical program cochair for the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) in 2008.
Jennifer Hou received the PhD degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1993. She is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Dr. Hou has been supervising several federally and industry-funded projects in the areas of network modeling and simulation, network measurement and diagnostics, enabling software infrastructure for assisted living, and both the theoretical and protocol design aspects of wireless sensor networks. She has published (with her former advisor, students, and colleagues) more than 170 papers in archived journals, book chapters, and peer-reviewed conferences, and released an extensible, reusable, component-based, compositional network simulation and emulation package called J-Sim. Dr. Hou has been involved in organizing several international conferences sponsored by professional organizations such as ACM MobiCom, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE MASS, and IEEE RTAS. She has also been an editor for archival journals and magazines such as the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Kluwer Computer Networks, and the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. She was a recipient of an ACM Recognition of Service Award in 2004, a Cisco University Research Award from Cisco, Inc. in 2002, a Lumley Research Award from Ohio State University in 2001, a US National Science Foundation CAREER award from 1996 to 2000, and a Women in Science Initiative Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1993 to 1995. She is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM.
Prasant Mohapatra received the PhD degree in computer engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1993. He is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. In the past, he was on the faculty at Iowa State University and Michigan State University. He has also held visiting professor positions at Intel Corporation, Panasonic Technologies, the Institute of Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore, National ICT Australia (NICTA), and Yonsei University, South Korea. He has been on the program/organizational committees of several international conferences. He was the program vice-chair of INFOCOM 2004 and the program cochair of the First IEEE International Conference on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON 2004). He has been a guest editor and served on the editorial board of several journals. Dr. Mohapatra's research interests are in the areas of wireless networks, sensor networks, Internet protocols, and QoS. His research has been funded though grants from the US National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Intel Corporation, Siemens, Panasonic Technologies, Hewlett Packard, and EMC Corporation.
Chiara Petrioli received the Laurea degree with honors in computer science in 1993 and the PhD degree in computer engineering in 1998, both from Rome University "La Sapienza," Italy. She is currently an associate professor with the Computer Science Department at Rome University "La Sapienza." Her current work focuses on sensors and actors networks (both terrestrial and underwater), personal area networks, ad hoc networks, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, assisted living and e-health systems, heterogeneous wireless systems, energy-conserving protocols, QoS in IP networks, and content delivery networks, in which she has contributed over six dozen papers published in prominent international journals and conferences. Prior to Rome University, she was a research associate at Politecnico di Milano and was working with the Italian Space agency (ASI) and Alenia Spazio. Dr. Petrioli is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Wireless Networks, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, and Ad Hoc Networks. She has served on the organizing committees and technical program committees of several leading conferences in the areas of networking and mobile computing, including ACM MobiCom, ACM MobiHoc, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICC,IEEE Globecom, IEEE SECON, and IEEE PerCom. She is member of the steering committee of ACM Sensys and of the International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services (Mobiquitous). She also serves as a member of the ACM SIGMOBILE executive committee. Dr. Petrioli was a Fulbright scholar. She is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM and ACM-W.
Sanjay Shakkottai received the PhD degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002. He is currently with the University of Texas at Austin, where he is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the US National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2004. His research interests include wireless and sensor networks, stochastic processes, and queuing theory. Starting in Fall 2007, he will be an associate professor and the Engineering Foundation Endowed Faculty FellowÂ in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
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