DIMACS Summer School on Foundations of Wireless Networks and Applications

August 7 - 18, 2000
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ



Matthew Andrews, Bell Labs

Matthew Andrews received a BA in mathematics from Oxford
University in the United Kingdom and a PhD in theoretical computer
science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge,
MA.  He is currently a member of the mathematics of networks and
systems department at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ.  His research
interests are in scheduling issues related to communication networks.

2. Pravin Bhagwat, AT&T Labs Research Pravin Bhagwat is a member of the technical staff at AT&T Labs. Prior to joining AT&T he was a member of the research staff at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, New York, where he worked on a number of topics including mobile computing, networking protocols, proxies, and firewalls. He is the chief architect of BlueSky, an indoor wireless networking system for palmtop computers, and the co-inventor of TCP splicing, a technique for building fast application layer proxies. He actively serves on program committees of mobile computing and networking conferences and has published several technical papers in the area of mobile computing and networking. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park. He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the electrical engineering department at Polytechnic University, Westchester Campus, NY. The speaker is also an active member of the Bluetooth PAN working group.
3. Vaduvur Bharghavan University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Vaduvur Bharghavan is Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are in wireless networking and quality of service architectures.
4. Chandra Chekuri Bell Labs Chandra Chekuri earned his Ph.D in theory of computation from Stanford University in 1998. Since then he has been working at Bell Labs. His research interest includes approximation algorithms and optimization.
5. Zygmunt Haas Cornell University http://www.ee.cornell.edu/~haas/wnl.html Zygmunt J. Haas received his B.Sc. in EE in 1979 and M.Sc. in EE in 1985. In 1988, he earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University and subsequently joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in the Network Research Department. There he pursued research on wireless communications, mobility management, fast protocols, optical networks, and optical switching. From September 1994 till July 1995, Dr. Haas worked for the AT&T Wireless Center of Excellence, where he investigated various aspects of wireless and mobile networking, concentrating on TCP/IP networks. As of August 1995, he joined the faculty of the School of Electrical Engineering at Cornell University as Associate Professor. Dr. Haas is an author of numerous technical papers and holds twelve patents in the fields of high-speed networking, wireless networks, and optical switching. He has organized several Workshops, delivered tutorials at major IEEE and ACM conferences, and serves as editor of several journals. He was a guest editor of three IEEE JSAC issues ("Gigabit Networks," "Mobile Computing Networks," and "Ad-Hoc Networks"). Dr. Haas is a Senior Member of IEEE, a voting member of ACM, and a Vice Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Personal Communications. His interests include: mobile and wireless communication and networks, personal communication service, and high-speed communication and protocols. His e-mails are: haas@ee.cornell.edu and his URL is: http://www.ee.cornell.edu/~haas/wnl.html
6. Rittwik Jana, AT&T Labs - Research Rittwik Jana was born in India, 1972. He received his Bachelors Degree in Electronics Engineering in 1995 from the University of Adelaide, Australia and his Phd in Telecommunications Engineering from the Australian National University in 1999. In 1996 he joined the Defense Science and Technology Organization, Australia, where he worked on data transmission for low bandwidth military applications. He is currently a senior technical staff member at AT&T Research Labs, Florham Park. His research interests include wireless protocol enginneering and adaptive channel equalization.
7. Thyagarajan Nandagopal University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Thyagarajan Nandagopal is a PhD candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois and is affiliated with the TIMELY Research Group. His research focuses on providing quality of service in wireless networks, and deals with medium access control and scheduling issues in cellular and multi-hop wireless networks.
8. Rajmohan Rajaraman, Northwestern University Rajmohan Rajaraman is an Assistant Professor in the College of Computer Science at Northeastern University. He received a B. Tech. degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, India, in 1991 and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and 1997, respectively. He was a postdoctoral fellow at DIMACS as part of the Special Year on Networks 1997-98. He has been in the faculty at Northeastern University since September 1998. Dr. Rajaraman's primary research area is distributed and parallel algorithms, with an emphasis on the design and analysis of algorithms for data management, load balancing, routing, and scheduling in distributed networks.
9. Christopher Rose, Rutgers University Dr. Christopher Rose received the B.S. (1979), M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1985) degrees all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Following graduate school, Dr. Rose joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, N.J. as a member of the Network Systems Research Department. Dr. Rose is currently an associate professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Associate Director of the Wireless Networks Laboratory (WINLAB), as well as a Henry Rutgers Research Fellow. He is an editor for the ACM Wireless Networks (WINET) journal, a guest editor for both ACM Mobile Networks and Nomadic Applications and ACM WINET, and has served as technical program co-chair for MobiCom'97, Co-chair of the WINLAB Focus'98 on the U-NII, the WINLAB Berkeley Focus'99 on Radio Networks for Everything and is a member of the ACM SIGMobile executive committee. He also serves on the Scientific Fields Advisory Committee of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. His current technical interests include mobility management, mobile communications networks, applications of genetic algorithms to control problems in communications networks and most recently interference avoidance methods using universal radios to foster peaceful coexistence in what will be the wireless ecology of the recently allocated 5GHz U-NII bands. Here's a formal curriculum vitae in postscript. He can be reached at crose@winlab.rutgers.edu
10. Nicolas Schabanel DIMACS - AT&T Labs Nicolas Schabanel was admitted at Ecole Normale Sup=E9rieure de Lyon (France) in 1993 and received there his PhD in theoretical computer science on scheduling technics for wireless communication in January 2000. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow, related to the Special Focus on Next Generation Networks Technologies at DIMACS, Rutgers University, and AT&T Research. His research interests cover algorithms design and analysis, including various issues related to telecommunication networks.
11. Christian Scheideler, Paderborn University Christian Scheideler received his M.S. degree in computer science and electrical engineering (1993) and his Ph.D. degree (1996) from the Paderborn University, Germany. His dissertation deals with universal routing strategies for interconnection networks and has been published as a monograph in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Afterwards he had postdoc positions at the Weizmann Institute (1997-1998) and at the Paderborn University (1998-now). He is currently in the process of obtaining a Habilitation degree (a kind of second, more involved Ph.D. degree). The Habilitation thesis revolves around probabilistic methods for coordination problems. Today, his research interests include routing in fixed-connection and mobile networks, storage networks, parallel and distributed algorithms, and randomized algorithms and stochastic processes.
12. Mani Srivastava, University of California - Los Angelos Mani Srivastava is an Associate Professor at UCLA. He received MS and Ph.D. degrees from Berkeley, and worked for several years in Networked Computing Research at Bell Labs. His research at UCLA is on networked and embedded systems, focusing particularly on low-power, sensor networking, wireless QoS, mobility, and terminal architecture issues. He leads DARPA and NSF funded projects in these areas. He has several patents, and has published extensively. His recent awards include ACM Design Automation Conference 2000 Student Design Contest Honorable Mention Award, the Okawa Foundation Grant, and the NSF CAREER Award.
13. Torsten Suel, Polytechnic University Torsten Suel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Polytechnic University. He received a Diplom degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, in 1990 and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and 1994, respectively. After postdoctoral positions at the NEC Research Institute and Bell Laboratories, he joined Polytechnic University in October 1998. Dr. Suel's research interests are in the design, analysis, and experimental evaluation of algorithms, and their application in a variety of areas, including database systems, parallel computing, networks, and the world-wide web.
14. Roy Yates, Rutgers University Roy Yates received the B.S.E. degree in 1983 from Princeton University, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in 1986 and 1990 from M.I.T., all in Electrical Engineering. Since 1990, he has been with the Wireless Information Networks Laboratory (WINLAB) and the ECE department at Rutgers University. Presently, he serves as Director of WINLAB and associate professor in the ECE Dept. Dr. Yates is an associate editor of the IEEE JSAC Series in Wireless Communication. He is a co-author (with David Goodman) of the text Probability and Stochastic Processes: A Friendly Introduction for Electrical and Computer Engineers published by John Wiley and Sons. His research interests include power control, interference suppression, and media access protocols for wireless communications systems.
15. Lisa Zhang Bell Labs Lisa Zhang earned her Ph.D in theory of computation from MIT in 1997. Since then she has been working at Bell Labs. Her research interest includes network algorithms and optimization.
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