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Prof. Chiang has been awarded a Hertz Foundation Fellow and received the Stanford University School of Engineering Terman Award, the SBC Communications New Technology Introduction Contribution Award, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the Princeton Univer-sity Howard B. Wentz Junior Faculty Award. He is the Lead Guest Editor of the IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS (Special Issue on Nonlinear Optimization of Com-munication Systems), a Guest Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY and IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING (Joint Special Issue on Networking and Information Theory), and the Program Co-Chair of the 38th Conference on Information Sciences and Systems.
Ness B. Shroff (S’91–M’93–SM’01) received the Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, New York, in 1994. He joined Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1994, where he is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of a university-wide center on wireless systems and applications. His research is funded by various companies such as Motorola, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Nortel, AT&T, BAE systems, and L. G. Electronics; and government agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Indiana Department of Transportation, and the Indiana 21st Century Fund. His research interests span the areas of wireless and wireline communication networks. He is especially interested in fundamental problems in the design, performance, control, and security of these networks. Dr. Shroff received the IEEE INFOCOM 2006 Best Paper Award, the 2005 Best Paper of the Year Award for the Journal of Communications and Networking, the 2003 Best Paper of the Year Award for Computer Networks, and the NSF CAREER award in 1996 (his IEEE INFOCOM 2005 paper was also selected as one of two runner-up papers for the best paper award). He is an Editor for IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING and the Computer Networks Journal, and past Editor of the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS. He has served on the technical and executive committees of several major conferences and workshops. He was the Technical Program Co-Chair of IEEE INFOCOM’03, the premier conference in communication networking. He was also the Conference Chair of the 14th Annual IEEE Computer Communications Workshop (CCW’99), the Program Co-Chair for the Symposium on High-Speed Networks, GLOBECOM 2001, and the Panel Co-Chair for ACM MobiCom’02. He was also a co-organizer of the NSF Workshop on Fundamental Research in Networking, Arlie House, VA, in 2003.