Ness B. Shroff received his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, NY in 1994 and joined Purdue university immediately thereafter as an Assistant Professor. At Purdue, he became Professor of the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2003 and director of CWSA in 2004, a university-wide center on wireless systems and applications. In July 2007, he joined the ECE and CSE departments at The Ohio State University, where he holds the Ohio Eminent Scholar Chaired Professorship of Networking and Communications. From 2009-2012, he also served as a Guest Chaired professor of Wireless Communications at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and currently holds an honorary Guest professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University in China and visiting position at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Dr. Shroff's research interests span the areas of communication, networking, storage, cloud, recommender, social, and cyberphysical systems. He is especially interested in fundamental problems in learning, design, control, performance, pricing, and security of these complex systems. He currently serves as editor-at-large in the IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking, and as senior editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems. He also serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Network Magazine, and the Network Science journal. He has served on the technical and executive committees of several major conferences and workshops. For example, he was the technical program co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM'03, the premier conference in communication networking, the technical program co-chair of ACM Mobihoc 2008, the General co-chair of WICON'08, and the conference chair of IEEE CCW'99. He has served as a keynote speaker and panelist on several major conferences in these fields. Dr. Shroff was also a co-organizer of the NSF workshop on Fundamental Research in Networking in 2003, and the NSF workshop on the Future of Wireless Networks in 2009.
Dr. Shroff is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a National Science Foundation CAREER awardee. His papers have received numerous awards at top-tier venues. For example, he received the best paper award at IEEE INFOCOM 2006, IEEE INFOCOM 2008, and IEEE INFOCOM 2016, the best paper of the year in the journal of Communication and Networking (2005) and in Computer Networks (2003). He also also received runner-up awards at IEEE INFOCOM 2005 and IEEE INFOCOM 2013. In addition, his papers have received the best student paper award (from all papers whose first author is a student) at IEEE WIOPT 2013, IEEE WiOPT 2012, and IEEE IWQoS 2006. Dr. Shroff is on the list of highly cited researchers from Thomson Reuters ISI (previously ISI web of Science) in 2014 and 2015, and in Thomson Reuters Book on The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2014. He received the IEEE INFOCOM achievement award for seminal contributions to scheduling and resource allocation in wireless networks, in 2014.
Professor R. Srikant's research interests are in the areas of communication networks, queuing theory, information theory, game theory, and stochastic control. His current focus is on designing distributed algorithms for wireless networks, the Internet, and peer-to-peer networks, and understanding the fundamental limits of performance of such algorithms.
Srikant received his bachelor of technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1985 and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1988 and 1991, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1991 to 1995. He joined the University of Illinois in 1995 as a professor in the Department of General Engineering until 2003, when he joined the ECE Department. He is also a research professor in the Coordinated Science Lab.
He has been recognized for his research achievements with the NSF CAREER Award in 1997 and the Shimemura Young Author Prize from the Asian Control Conference in 2002. In 2006 he was named an IEEE Fellow. He has been a plenary speaker in many international conferences and workshops and was an invited speaker at a discussion meeting of the Royal Society, London in 2006.
He is an associate of the Center for Advanced Study during the 2008-2009 academic year. From 2005 to 2008 he was a Gilmore Family Faculty Scholar at Illinois. He has also been on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent on several occasions during his time at Illinois.
Srikant is active within his field, having served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Automatica and the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. He has also served a guest editor for special issues of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He was a program co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM, 2006.
Srikant holds several patents and is the author of a book titled Mathematics of Internet Congestion Control, and a co-author of the monograph Network Optimization and Control.
Mikael Johansson earned the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Lund University, Sweden, in 1994 and 1999, respectively. He held postdoctoral research positions at Stanford University and UC Berkeley before joining KTH in 2002, where he now serves as a full professor.
His research interests are in distributed optimization, wireless networking, and control. He has published several ISI-highly cited papers, has served on the editorial board of Automatica and the IEEE Transaction on Control of Network Systems, as well as on the program committee for conferences such as IEEE CDC, IEEE Infocom, ACM SenSys.
Song Chong is a full professor in the School of Electrical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) where he has led Network Systems Laboratory since 2000. He is the Head of Computing, Networking and Security Division of the school since 2009, and the Founding Director of KAIST 5G Mobile Communications & Networking Research Center. Prior to joining KAIST, he was with the Performance Analysis Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA, as a Member of Technical Staff. His current research interests include wireless networks, mobile systems, distributed algorithms, machine learning and big data analytics. He is on the editorial boards of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He was the Program Committee Co-Chair of IEEE SECON 2015 and has served on the Program Committee of a number of leading international conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, ACM MobiCom, ACM CoNEXT, ACM MobiHoc, IEEE ICNP and ITC. He serves on the Steering Committee of IEEE WiOpt and was the General Chair of IEEE WiOpt 2009. He received the 2013 and 2016 IEEE William R. Bennett Prize Paper Awards, given to the best original paper published in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking in the previous three calendar years, the 2013 IEEE SECON Best Paper Award, the 2016 KAIST Grand Prize Research Award, and the 2016 Haedong Grand Prize Research Award, given to the Korean scholar who has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of communications research over the last 10 years. His team at KAIST has won 3 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze prizes at the Samsung Electronics HumanTech paper competitions. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Seoul National University and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, all in electrical and computer engineering.