Bio

EMPLOYMENT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Professor (July 2011 - present)
  • Associate Professor with Tenure (July 2006 - June 2011)
  • Associate Professor (June 2003 – June 2006)
  • Assistant Professor (August 1999 – June 2003)
  • Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AA), Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Operations Research Center (ORC)
  • Teaching communications and networking classes in the AA and EECS Departments.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

  • Member of Technical Staff  (August 1993 –August 1999).
  • Developed architectures for future military satellite networks
  • Project leader for Next Generation Internet (NGI) all optical networking project.

Northeastern University, College of Computer Science

  • Adjunct Professor (January 1994 – June 1999).
  • Taught courses on computer networks at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

National Research Council/Naval Research Laboratory

  • Post Doctoral Fellow (August 1992 - July 1993).
  • Conducted research in the area of network performance analysis.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering - August, 1992
University of Maryland, College Park.
Major Area: Communications. Minor Area: Computer Architecture.
Advisor: Prof. Anthony Ephremides
Thesis: Security and Performance Issues in Distributed Protocols.
 
M.S. in Electrical Engineering - August, 1989
University of Maryland, College Park.
Thesis: Communication Complexity of Secure Distributed Computation in the Presence of Noise.

B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - June, 1986
(Dual Degrees in both Electrical Engineering and in Computer Science)
University of Connecticut, Storrs.

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • IEEE Fellow
  • AIAA Associate Fellow
  • ACM Sigmetrics/Performance 2006 Best Paper Award (2006)
  • Wiopt 2005 Best Student Paper Award (2005)
  • INFOCOM 2003 Best Paper Award Finalist (2003)
  • Mobicom 2003 Best Paper Award Finalist (2003)
  • National Research Council Fellow (1992 – 1993)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Technical Program Co-Chair, IEEE Infocom 2007
  • Technical Program Co-Chair, ACM MobiHoc 2007
  • Technical Program Co-Chair, IEEE Wiopt 2006
  • Technical Program Co-Chair, High-Speed Networking workshop, (part of Infocom 2002)

Associate Editor:

  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2008 to Present)
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Theory - Communication Networks area (2005 to 2008)
  • AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communications (2003 to Present)
  • The International Journal of Satellite Communications (2002 to Present)
  • Elsevier Optical Switching and Networking Journal   (2003 to 2005)
  • Optical Networks Magazine   (2000 to 2004)
  • Elsevier Computer Networks Journal  (1999 to 2002)

Guest Editor for:

  • IEEE JSAC special issue on WDM network architectures          (2001)
  • Computer Networks Journal special issue on Broadband Internet Access (1999)
  • Journal of Communications and Networks issue on Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks (2004)
  • IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology special issue on Optical Networks (2005)

TPC member:

  • IEEE Infocom (1999 - 2012)
  • ACM MobiHoc (2003, 2007)
  • IEEE High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR) (2003, 2004, 2005)
  • IEEE Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRSN)(2003, 2005)
  • Opticom (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004)
  • Allerton Conference (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • IEEE Globecom (1998, 2000)
  • IEEE ISCC (2000, 2001, 2002)
  • IEEE ICC (2003)
  • IEEE BroadNets (2004)

CONSULTING

  • Lincoln Laboratory (ongoing)
  • Aerospace Corporation (June 2005 to January 2006)
  • General Dynamics (August 2002 to August 2003)
  • Sycamore Networks (June 2000 to Dec. 2000)

PATENTS

  • Packet Scheduling Based on Message Length
  • AF Invention number: AFB00488
  • US Statutory Invention Registration No. H2103 H