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Eitan Altman

Eitan Altman received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering (1984), the B.A. degree in physics (1984) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (1990), all from the Technion-Israel Institute, Haifa. In (1990) he further received his B.Mus. degree in music composition in Tel-Aviv university.

Since 1990, Dr. Altman has been a researcher at INRIA (National research institute in informatics and control) in Sophia-Antipolis, France.  He has been in the editorial boards of several scientific journals: Wireless Networks (WINET), Computer Networks (COMNET), Computer Communications (Comcom), J. Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (JDEDS), SIAM J. of Control and Optimisation (SICON), Stochastic Models, and Journal of Economy Dynamic and Control (JEDC).

He received the best paper award in the Networking 2006 and in Globecom 2007 conferences, and is a coauthor of two papers that have received the best student paper awards (at QoFis 2000 and at Networking 2002). His areas of interest include networking, stochastic control and game theory.  More information can be found at www.inria.fr/maestro/personnel/Eitan.Altman



Srinivasan Keshav

S. Keshav is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Tetherless Computing at the School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada. Earlier in his career he was a researcher at Bell Labs, an Associate Professor at Cornell, and a co-founder of Ensim Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup.

He is the author of a widely used graduate textbook on computer networking and has been awarded the DirectorGold Medal at IIT Delhi, the Sakrison Prize at UC Berkeley, and the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship.
His current interests are in infrastructural issues underlying tetherless computing. Keshav received a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Delhi in 1986 and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1991, both in Computer Science.



Upamanyu Madhow

Upamanyu Madhow is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His prior appointments include serving as a faculty in the ECE Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and as a research scientist at Bell Communications Research (now Telcordia).

He received his bachelordegree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1985. He received the M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1987 and 1990, respectively.

Dr. Madhow research interests are in wireless communication, sensor networks and multimedia security. Dr. Madhow is a Fellow of the IEEE, and recipient of the NSF CAREER award. He has served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. He is a highly cited researcher, and is among the top 10 most cited authors in ``computer science'' over the period 1993-2003, according to the ISI Web of Science. He is the author of the textbook, Fundamentals of Digital Communication, published by Cambridge University Press in 2008.



Prasant  Mohapatra

Dr. Prasant Mohapatra is currently the Tim Bucher Family Endowed Chair Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. In the past, he has been on the faculty at Iowa State University and Michigan State University. He has also held Visiting Scientist positions at Intel Corporation, Panasonic Technologies, Institute of Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore, and National ICT Australia (NICTA). He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Padova, Italy and Yonsei University, South Korea.

He was/is on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transaction on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ACM WINET, and Ad Hoc Networks. He has been on the program/organizational committees of several international conferences. He served as the Program Vice-Chair of INFOCOM 2004 and the Program Chair of SECON 2004, QShine 2006, and WoWMoM 2009. He has been a Guest Editor for IEEE Network, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications, and the IEEE Computer.

Dr. Mohapatra received his doctoral degree from Penn State University in 1993, and received an Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award in 2008. Dr. Mohapatraresearch interests are in the areas of wireless networks, sensor networks, Internet protocols, and QoS. Dr. Mohapatraresearch has been funded though grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Intel Corporation, Siemens, Panasonic Technologies, Hewlett Packard, Raytheon, and EMC Corporation.



Jon Crowcorft

Jon Crowcroft is the Marconi Professor of Networked Systems in the Computer Laboratory, of the University of Cambridge. Prior to that he was professor of networked systems at UCL in the Computer Science Department.

He is a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the IEE and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, as well as a Fellow of the IEEE. He was a member of the IAB 96-02, and went to the first 50 IETF meetings; was general chair for the ACM SIGCOMM 95-99; is recipient of Sigcomm Award in 2009. He has published 5 books - the latest is the Linux TCP/IP Implementation, published by Wiley in 2001. He is the Principle Investigator in the Computer Lab for the EU Haggle Project in DTN, and the EU Social Networks project, the EPSRC TINA project on location sensors and wireless networking of airports, and for the ITA project in next generation wireless networks. A new project starting shortly is the EPSRC funded Horizon Digital Economy Hub, run from Nottingham.

Industrial Experience:
Worked for Bloomsbury Computer Consortium for 2 years. Sabbatical at Hewlett Packard Research Labs Bristol Technical Advisory Board for 10 startups (Ensim, Orchestream, Bandwiz, Nexthop, Interprovider, Corvil, Ethos, Hidden Footprints and others). On Technical Advisory Board for Microsoft Research Cambridge, and MPI, and previously for DoCoMo Labs, California and visiting faculty at Intel research.  Technical reviewer for corporate data network strategy, Ericsson Consulting to Reuters, BBC, Nortel, Cisco, Oftel (now Ofcomm) amongst others.

Research Interests:
Communications and Multimedia Systems, but especially Internet related.

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Venkat Padmanabhan

Venkat Padmanabhan is a Principal Researcher and Research Manager at Microsoft Research India in Bangalore, where he founded and now leads the Mobility, Networks, and Systems group. Venkat was previously with Microsoft Research Redmond for 8.5 years. His research interests are in networked systems and his current projects focus on mobile and sensor systems, and network management. He has served as program (co-)chair for ACM NOSSDAV 2004, ACM IMC 2005, and IEEE HotWeb 2008, and as an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington, where he has taught and served on student thesis committees. He will also serve as General Co-Chair of the ACM SIGCOMM 2010 conference to be held in New Delhi. Venkat holds a B.Tech. from IIT Delhi and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, all in Computer Science.



Ketan Mayer-Patel

Ketan Mayer-Patel is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
He received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992, 1997, and 1999 respectively.  As a student, Dr. Mayer-Patel developed the earliest open source MPEG-1 software-only video decoding tool, mpeg_play, which was subsequently distributed and used by thousands of researchers world-wide as a platform for investigating the challenges of IP-based video streaming. Dr. Mayer-Patel's research interests are in multimedia computing and networking and his current projects focus on networking mechanisms to support tele-immersion.

Dr. Mayer-Patel is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award and serves on the editorial boards of both ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP) and IEEE Multimedia Magazine. He is co-chair of the executive committee for the NOSSDAV workshop and a founding executive committee member for the recently formed conference ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys).


Timothy G. Griffin

Timothy G. Griffin : Received a BS in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a PhD in Computer Science from Cornell. He worked for over a dozen years at Bell Laboratories and AT&T Research.

He joined the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge in 2005. His recent work seeks to understand first WHAT problems routing protocols are (or should be) solving, and only then HOW such problems can be solved --- two aspects that are all too tangled together in current Internet routing.



Shivkumar Kalyanaraman

Shivkumar Kalyanaraman is a Senior Manager of the Next Gen Systems & Smarter Planet Solutions Department at IBM India Research Labs, Bangalore.

He was earlier a Manager of the Next Generation Telecom Research group and a Research Staff Member since 2008. Previously, he was a full Professor at the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He received a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in July 1993, followed by M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the Ohio State University in 1994 and 1997 respectively. He also holds an Executive M.B.A. (EMBA) degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2005).

His current research in IBM is at the intersection of emerging wireless technologies and IBM middleware and systems technologies with applications to large-scale smarter planet problems (grids, traffic, finance etc). He was selected by MIT's Technology Review Magazine in 1999 as one of the top 100 young innovators for the new millenium. He served as the TPC Co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2008, IEEE COMSNETS 2009 and will be the General co-chair of ACM SIGCOMM 2010 in NewDelhi. He is on the editorial board of IEEE/ACM Transactions of Networking. He is a Senior Member of ACM and IEEE.


Sue Moon

Sue Moon received her B.S. and M.S. from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1988 and 1990, respectively, all in computer engineering.  She received a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2000. From 1999 to 2003, she worked in the IPMON project at Sprint ATL in Burlingame, California. In August of 2003, she joined KAIST and now teaches in Daejeon, Korea. She has served as TPC co-chair for ACM Multimedia and ACM SIGCOMM MobiArch Workshop, general chair for PAM, and TPC for many conferences, including NSDI 2008 and 2010, WWW 2007-2008, COMSNETS 2009, INFOCOM 2004-2006, and IMC 2009.  She is currently serving as guest editor for IEEE Network Special Issue on Online Social Networks and Journal of Network and Systems Management Special Issues on New Advances on Meausrement Based Network Management.  Her research interests are: network performance measurement and analysis, online social networks, and networked systems.



Dan Rubenstein

Dan Rubenstein is an Associate Professor in Departments of Computer Science at Columbia University.  He received a B.S. degree in mathematics from M.I.T., an M.A. in math from UCLA, and a PhD in computer science from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  His research interests are in network technologies, applications, and performance analysis, with a recent emphasis on resilient, secure and ultra-low power networking.  He is an editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and has received an NSF CAREER Award, IBM Faculty Award, the Best Student Paper award from the ACM SIGMETRICS 2000 conference, and Best Paper awards from the IEEE ICNP 2003 Conference and ACM CoNext 2008 Conference.



Sanjay G. Rao

Sanjay G. Rao is an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at Purdue
University, where he leads the Internet Systems Laboratory.

His research interests are in Networking, more specifically in Peer-to-Peer systems, and Network Management. He received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a Ph.D from the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University. He was a visiting researcher in the Network Measurement and Management group at AT&T Research in Summer 2006. He has played a leadership role in the End System Multicast project - the project pioneers P2P live-streaming, which is now a mainstream research area and an emerging commercial sector.

His research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation, Cisco, and AT&T. He has served on the Technical Program Committees of several workshops
and conferences including ACM Sigcomm, IEEE Infocom and ACM CoNext, and he is the technical program co-chair of the INM/WREN workshop (on Internet Network Management and enterprise networks) to be held in conduction with NSDI 2010.



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