INFOCOM 2009 Tutorial

Infocom 2009 is please to offer a student tutorial, free of charge, to students attending the conference. This tutorial is made possible in part due to the generous patrons of the student workshop: IBM, Microsoft Research, Thomson, and Telefonica.

Title: "Sensor networking: next-generation sensor networks and applications"
Presenters: Professor Ramesh Govindan (Univ. Southern California) and Professor Jim Kurose (Univ. Massachusetts)

Sunday April 19, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Abstract: TBA

Speaker Bios:

Ramesh Govindan is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He received his B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. Before joining USC, he was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Communications Research in Morristown, NJ, a Computer Scientist and Project Leader at USC's Information Sciences Institute, and a senior researcher at the International Computer Science Institute at Berkeley. Dr. Govindan directs the Embedded Networks Laboratory at USC, and is a senior researcher on the NSF-sponsored STC Center for Embedded Networked Systems, a large research initiative for advancing the state of networked sensing and their use in scientific applications. Dr. Govindan's research has focused on understanding Internet routing and topology, and on wireless sensor networks and their applications.

Jim Kurose received a B.A. degree in physics from Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Columbia University. He is currently Interim Dean of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics, Distinguished Professor in the Department of  Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, and Associate Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA).   Professor Kurose has been a Visiting Scientist at IBM Research, INRIA, Institut EURECOM , the University of Paris, LIP6, and Thomson Research Labs. His research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, multimedia communication, and modeling and performance evaluation. Dr. Kurose has served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He has been active in the program committees for IEEE Infocom, ACM SIGCOMM, and ACM SIGMETRICS conferences for a number of years, and has served as Technical Program Co-Chair for these conferences. He has won several conference best paper awards and received the ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Award. He has also received a number of arwads for his educational activities, including the IEEE Taylor Booth Education Medal. With Keith Ross, he is the co-author of the textbook, Computer Networking, a top down approach (4th edition)  published by Addison-Wesley Longman.