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Scott Corson is vice president and chief network architect at Flarion Technologies, where
he is responsible for the design of the IP network architecture enabled by the flash-ODFM
air interface. Previously, he was on the faculty of the University of Maryland, College
Park from 1995“2000, and was a consulting network architect for British Telecomm (BT)
Labs, working on the design of an IP-based, fixed/cellular-converged network architecture
from 1998“2000. He has worked on multiple access and network layer technologies for
mobile wireless networks since 1987, and has been active in the Internet Engineering Task
Force (IETF) since 1995. He co-organized and currently co-chairs the IETF Mobile Ad
Hoc Networks Working Group, a body chartered to standardize mobile routing technolo-
gy for IP-based networks of wireless routers. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
from the University of Maryland.

Sajal K. Das 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, Arlington (UTA). He is a recipient of UTA™s Outstanding Faculty
Research Award in Computer Science in 2001 and 2003, and the UTA College of Engi-
neering Research Excellence Award in 2003. Dr. Das™ current research interests include
resource and mobility management in wireless networks, mobile and pervasive comput-
ing, wireless multimedia and QoS provisioning, sensor networks, mobile internet archi-
tectures and protocols, parallel processing, grid computing, performance modeling, and
simulation. He has published more than 250 research papers in these areas, directed nu-
merous industry and government funded projects, and holds four U.S. patents in wireless
mobile networks. He received the Best Paper awards at ACM MobiCom™99, ICOIN™02,
ACM MSWiM™00, and ACM/IEEE PADS™97. Dr. Das serves on the editorial boards of
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM/Kluwer Wireless Networks, Parallel Pro-
cessing Letters, and Journal of Parallel Algorithms and Applications. He served as gener-
al chair of IEEE PerCom 2004, MASCOTS™02, and ACM WoWMoM 2000-02; general
vice chair of IEEE PerCom™03, ACM MobiCom™00, and IEEE HiPC™00-01; program
chair of IWDC™02, WoWMoM™98-99; TPC vice chair of ICPADS™02; and as TPC mem-
ber of numerous IEEE and ACM conferences. He is vice chair of the IEEE TCPP and
TCCC executive committees and on the advisory boards of several cutting-edge compa-

András Faragó received a Bachelor of Science in 1976, Master of Science in 1979, and
Ph.D. in 1981, all in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest,
Hungary. After graduation, he joined the Department of Mathematics, Technical Universi-
ty of Budapest and in 1982 he moved to the Department of Telecommunications and
Telematics. He was also cofounder and research director of the High Speed Networks
Laboratory, the first research center in high-speed networking in Hungary. In 1996, he
was honored the distinguished title “Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.” In
1998, he joined the University of Texas, Dallas as professor of Computer Science. Dr.
Farago has authored more than 100 research papers and his work is currently supported by

three research grants from the National Science Foundation. His main research interest is
in the development and analysis of algorithms, network protocols, and modeling of com-
munication networks.

Laura Marie Feeney has been a member of the Computer and Network Architecture
Laboratory at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science in Kista, Sweden since 1999.
Her research includes topics in energy efficiency, routing, and quality of service for wire-
less networks, especially ad hoc and sensor networks. Much of her work is related to prob-
lems in cross-layer interaction. She also participated in the development of SpontNet, a
prototype platform for studying service architectures for secure, application-specific ad
hoc networks created among a small group of users. She is also an occasional guest lec-
turer for networking courses at Sweden™s Royal Institute of Technology and Luleaa Uni-
versity of Technology. Ms. Feeney™s research interests include many topics in systems and
networking and she has an especially strong interest in experimenting with real systems
and in combining analytic models, simulation, and measurement. She is a member of the

Enrico Gregori received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the Universi-
ty of Pisa in 1980. In 1981, he joined the Italian National Research Council (CNR) where
he is currently the deputy director of the CNR Institute for Informatics and Telematics
(IIT). In 1986, he held a visiting position in the IBM research center in Zurich, working
on network software engineering and heterogeneous networking. He has contributed to
several national and international projects on computer networking. He has authored more
than 100 papers in the area of computer networks, has published in international journals
and conference proceedings, and is co-author of the book, Metropolitan Area Networks.
He was the general chair of the IFIP TC6 conferences Networking2002 and PWC2003
(Personal Wireless Communications). He served as guest editor for the Networking2002
journal special issues on Performance Evaluation and Cluster Computing the ACM/Kluw-
er Wireless Networks Journal. He is a member of the board of directors of the Create-Net
Association, an association of several Universities and research centers which foster re-
search on networking at the European level. He is on the editorial board of the Cluster
Computing and the Computer Networks Journal. His current research interests include ad
hoc networks, sensor networks, wireless LANs, quality of service in packet-switching net-
works, and evolution of TCP/IP protocols.

Xiang-Yang Li has been an assistant professor of Computer Science at the Illinois Insti-
tute of Technology since August 2000. He joined the Computer Science Department of
University of Illinois at Urbana“Champaign in 1997 and received the Master of Science
and Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2000 and 2001. Since 1996, his research interests span
computational geometry, wireless ad hoc networks, optical networks, and algorithmic
mechanism design. Since 1998, he has authored or co-authored five book chapters, 20
journal papers, and more than 40 conference papers in the areas of computational geome-
try, wireless networks, and optical networks. He won the Hao Wang award at the 7th An-
nual International Computing and Combinatorics Conference (COCOON). He is a mem-
ber of IEEE and ACM.

Jennifer J-N. Liu has more than 10 years of broad new technology and networking proto-
col development experience in the telecommunication industry. Ms. Liu started her career

in 1993 as a member of scientific staff at Nortel™s Bell“Northern Research, developing
platforms for the next-generation DMS switch. In 1997, she joined Alcatel™s Motorola Di-
vision and participated in designing signaling and call-processing software components
for Motorola™s EMX CDMA switch. She became part of the initial IP Connection man-
agement team in 1998 that started Alcatel™s VoIP SoftSwitch A1000 CallServer project,
and later led the development for the IP Sigtran protocols/applications. Since 2000, she
has worked in startups, and has helped in creating MPLS/RSVP-based network
traffic/bandwidth management strategies and QoS solutions for Metera Networks, as well
as VoIP related services/gateway management features for Westwave Communications.
Ms. Liu is an inventor/co-inventor of several patents in the networking field. She received
a Master of Science from the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Car-
leton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is currently doing Ph.D. studies in the Depart-
ment of Computer Science at the University of Texas, Dallas.

Joseph P. Macker is a senior communication systems and network research scientist at
the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Currently, he leads the Protocol Engi-
neering and Advanced Networking (Protean) Group that is investigating adaptive net-
working solutions for both mobile wireless and wired networking architectures. He holds
a Master of Science from George Washington University in Communications Theory and
a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. His primary re-
search interests are adaptive network protocol and architecture design, multicast technolo-
gy and data reliability, mobile wireless networking and routing, network protocol simula-
tion and analysis, Quality of Service (QoS) networking, multimedia networking, and
adaptive sensor networking. Mr. Macker has served as co-chairman of the Mobile Ad Hoc
Networking (MANET) Working Group within the Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF). He has also served on the Steering and Program committees for the annual ACM
Mobihoc Symposium events. His present work focuses on dynamic, ad hoc networking
technology and its application to wireless communication and sensor networks.

Pietro Michiardi received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politec-
nico di Torino in 2001. He was granted a scholarship by the European Union to take part
in a program in advanced telecommunications engineering at the Eurecom Institute,
where he got a diploma in Multimedia Communications. In January 2000, Mr. Michiardi
joined the Eurecom Institute as a research engineer working on a project for the develop-
ment of advanced security services for business transactions. Since September 2001,
Pietro has been a Ph.D. student at the Eurecom Institute, working on routing security and
cooperation enforcement for mobile ad hoc networks. Pietro Michiardi contributed active-
ly to the definition of new types of security requirements for the ad hoc network paradigm
and proposed original security mechanisms that were analyzed using economic principles.
His work on the use of game theory to model cooperation in ad hoc networks and to study
cooperation-enforcement mechanisms was awarded in the IEEE/ACM WiOpt 2003 Inter-
national Workshop on Modeling and Optimization for Wireless Networks.

Refik Molva has been a professor at Institut Eur©com since 1992. He leads the network
security research group that currently focuses on multipoint security protocols, multicom-
ponent system security, and security in ad hoc networks. His past projects at Eur©com
were on mobile code protection, mobile network security, anonymity, and intrusion detec-
tion. Beside security, he worked on distributed multimedia applications and was responsi-

ble for the BETEUS European project on CSCW over a trans-European ATM network.
Prior to joining Eur©com, he worked for five years as a research staff member in the
Zurich Research Laboratory of IBM, where he was one of the key designers of the Kryp-
toKnight security system. He also worked as a network security consultant in the IBM
Consulting Group in 1997. He is the author of several publications and patents in the area
of network security and has been part of several evaluation committees for various nation-
al and international bodies, including the European Commission.

Chiara Petrioli received the Laurea degree with honors in Computer Science in 1993,
and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering in 1998, both from Rome University “La Sapienza,”
Italy. She is currently assistant professor at the Computer Science Department at La
Sapienza, The University of Rome. Her current work focuses on ad hoc and sensor net-
works, Bluetooth, energy-conserving protocols, QoS in IP networks, and content delivery
networks. Prior to Rome University, she was research associate at Politecnico di Milano,
and was working with the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and Alenia Spazio. Dr. Petrioli is
the author of several papers in the areas of mobile communications and IP networks, is an
area editor of the ACM Wireless Networks Journal, of the Wiley Wireless Communica-
tions and Mobile Computing Journal, and of the Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal. She
has served on the organizing committee and technical program committee of several lead-
ing conferences in the area of networking and mobile computing, including ACM Mobi-
com, ACM MobiHoc, and IEEE ICC.

Ram Ramanathan is a division scientist at BBN Technologies. His research interests are
in the area of wireless and ad hoc networks, in partcular, routing, medium-access control,
and directional antennas. He is currently the principal investigator for a project on archi-
tecture and protocols for opportunistic access of spectrum using cognitive radios. Recent-
ly, he was one of one of two principal investigators for the DARPA project UDAAN (Uti-
lizing Directional Antennas for Ad Hoc Networking) and the co-investigator on NASA™s
Distributed Spacecraft Network project. Ram is actively involved in the evolution of mo-
bile ad hoc networking, and has recently served on the program and steering committees
of the ACM MobiHoc Symposium and ACM Mobicom. He is on the editorial board of Ad
Hoc Networks journal. He has won three Best Paper awards at prestigious conferences”
ACM Sigcomm 92, IEEE Infocom 96, and IEEE Milcom 02. Dr. Ramanathan holds a
Bachelor of Technololgy from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a Master of
Science and a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

Andreas Savvides received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the
University of California, San Diego in 1997, a Master of Science in Computer Engineer-
ing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1999, and a Ph.D. in Electrical En-
gineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. He is currently an as-
sistant professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Yale University. In
1999, Andreas also worked in ad hoc networking at the HRL Labs in Malibu, California.
His research interests are in sensor networks, embedded systems, and ubiquitous comput-
ing. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Mani Srivastava received a Bachelor of Technology in 1985 from IIT Kanpur, a Master
of Science in 1987 and Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of California, Berkeley and is a
professor of electrical Engineering at UCLA, where he directs the Networked and Embed-

ded Systems Laboratory and is associated with the Center for Embedded Networked
Sensing. Prior to joining UCLA, he was at Bell Laboratories Research, Murray Hill. His
current research spans all aspects of wireless, embedded, and low-power systems, with a
particular focus on systems issues and applications in wireless sensor and actuator net-
works. The research in his group is funded by DARPA, ONR, NSF, and the SRC. He has
published more than 100 papers, is a co-inventor on five U.S. patents in mobile and wire-
less systems, and has served on the editorial boards and program committees of leading
journals and conferences in his field. His work has been recognized by awards such as the
President of India™s Gold Medal (1985), Best Paper award at the IEEE ICDCS (1997), the
NSF Career Award (1997), the Okawa Foundation Grant (1998), and the second prize at
the ACM DAC Design Contest (2002).

Violet R. Syrotiuk is an assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Ari-
zona State University. Her research interests include many aspects of medium-access con-
trol for mobile ad hoc networks, such as dynamic adaptation, quality of service, energy
awareness, and topology transparency. She also has an interest in design and analysis of
experiments for identifying protocol interactions, and the use of formal modeling and op-
timization for improved cross-layer designs. Dr. Syrotiuk™s research is currently supported
by three grants from the National Science Foundation and by the DARPA Connectionless
Networks program. In the past, her work has been supported by the DARPA Next Genera-
tion (XG), Future Combat Systems (FCS), and Globile Mobile Information (GloMo) pro-
grams. She serves on the Technical Program and Organizing committees of major confer-
ences in mobile networking and computing and is a member of the ACM and IEEE.

Alessandro Urpi received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Universi-
ty of Pisa. He is currently a third-year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department,
University of Pisa. His interests include wireless networking modeling, protocols, and al-
gorithms for ad hoc networks, switching, and switch architectures. In these areas, he pub-
lished some conference and journal papers, and won the “Best Student Paper Award” at
Networking 2002. His Ph.D. thesis addresses cooperation analysis in wireless mobile ad
hoc networks.

Jie Wu a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Florida At-
lantic University. He has published more than 200 papers in various journals and confer-
ence proceedings. His research interests are in the area of mobile computing, routing pro-
tocols, fault-tolerant computing, and interconnection networks. Dr. Wu served as a
program vice chair for the 2000 International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)
and a program vice chair for 2001 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Comput-
ing Systems (ICDCS). He was a program co-chair of the 12th ISCA International Confer-
ence on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems in 1999. He is the author of the text,
Distributed System Design. Currently, Dr. Wu serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE
Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) and four other international
journals. He also served as a guest editor of IEEE TPDS, Journal of Parallel and Distrib-
uted Computing (JPDC), and IEEE Computer. Dr. Wu was a recipient of the 1996“1997
and 2001“2002 Researcher of the Year Award at Florida Atlantic University. He is also a
recipient of the 1998 Outstanding Achievements Award from IASTED. He served as an
IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor. Dr. Wu is a member of ACM and a senior
member of IEEE.

Gergely V. Záruba is an assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering at The
University of Texas, Arlington. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from The
University of Texas, Dallas in 2001, and his Master of Science in Computer Engineering
from the Technical University of Budapest, Department of Telecommunications and
Telematics, in 1997. He is a member of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and
Networking (CReWMaN). Dr. Zaruba™s research interests include wireless networks, al-
gorithms, and protocols, and performance evaluation concentrating on the medium-access
control layer and current wireless technologies. He has served on many organizing and
technical program committees for leading conferences and has guest edited an ACM
MONET journal on research related to the Bluetooth technology. He is a member of the

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