Jose Garcia-Luna-Aceves

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J.J. GarciaLunaAceves received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico in 1977; and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI in 1980 and 1983, respectively. He is  Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). His research focuses on algorithms, protocols, and architectures for computer communication. 

Dr. GarciaLunaAceves has been a Principal Scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a Principal of Protocol Design at Nokia, a Visiting Professor at Sun Laboratories, and a Center Director at SRI International (SRI).  At UCSC, he led the Computer Communication Research Group (CCRG); and served as  Department Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department, and as Campus Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.

Dr. GarciaLunaAceves is a Life Fellow of the IEEE; was elected a Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences in 2013; and is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He received the 2017 George E. Pake Golden Oak Award from PARC, the 2016 IEEE MILCOM Technical Achievement Award, the 2012 IEEE Communications Society Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Technical Committee (AHSN TC) Technical Recognition Award, and the 2011 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award.

He holds 70 U.S. patents, has published three books and more than 500 journal and conference papers, and has supervised more than 40 Ph.D. dissertations and more than 40 M.S. theses. He is the recipient of Best-Paper Awards at ACM PA-WASUN 2022, the International Conference on Ubiquitous Networking `22, IEEE LCN 2022, ACM ICN 2020, IEEE IPCCC 2018, the European Wireless Conference 2010, IEEE MILCOM 2008, IEEE MASS 2008, SPECTS 2007, IFIP Networking 2007, IEEE MASS 2005, and the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. He also received the SRI International Exceptional-Achievement Award in 1985 and 1989.

Dr. GarciaLunaAceves has served as the Inaugural Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia and as General Chair of numerous conferences, including IEEE MASS 2023,  IEEE ICNC 2016, ACM MSWIM 2015, ACM MobiCom 2008, IEEE SECON 2005, ACM Multimedia ’93, and ACM SIGCOMM ’88. He has also served as Program Chair of ACM MobiHoc 2002, ACM MobiCom 2000, IEEE Multimedia ’92, ACM SIGCOMM ’87, and ACM SIGCOMM ’86.


2023 Harry H. Goode Memorial Award
“For significant and pioneering contributions to algorithms, protocols and architectures for routing in computer networks and the Internet.”
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2011 Technical Achievement Award
“For pioneering contributions to the theory and design of communication protocols for ad-hoc wireless networks.”
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