International Conference on Computer Communication Networks

ICCCN 2011

Celebrating 20 years of ICCCN

Maui, Hawaii

July 31 - August 4, 2011

Keynote Speakers


John M. Cioffi (NAE Member, IEEE Fellow)
Date: August 1, 2011
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John M. Cioffi is Chairman and CEO of ASSIA Inc, a Redwood City, CA based company pioneering DSL management software sold to DSL service providers, specifically known for introducing Dynamic Spectrum Management or DSM.  He is also the Hitachi Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, where he held a tenured endowed professorship before retiring after 25 full-time years.  Cioffi received his BSEE, 1978,  Illinois; PhDEE,  1984, Stanford; Honorary Doctorate, University of Edinburgh 2010;  Bell Laboratories, 1978-1984; IBM Research, 1984-1986; EE Prof., Stanford, 1986-present.   Cioffi also founded Amati Com. Corp in 1991 (purchased by TI in 1997 for its DSL technology) and was officer/director from 1991-1997.  Cioffi designed the worlds first ADSL and VDSL modems, which design today accounts for roughly 98% of the worlds over 350 million DSL connections. 

Cioffi currently is also on the Board of Directors of Alto Beam and ClariPhy.  Various other awards include IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (2010), Economist Magazine’s 2010 Innovation Award, International Marconi Fellow (2006); Member, United States National Academy of Engineering (2001); International Fellow United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Engineering (2009); IEEE Kobayashi Medal (2001); IEEE Millennium Medal (2000); IEEE Fellow (1996); IEE JJ Tomson Medal (2000); 1999 U. of Illinois Outstanding Alumnus and 2010 Distinguished Alumnus.  Cioffi has published several hundred technical papers and is the inventor named on over 100 additional patents, many of which are heavily licensed in the communication industry.


Victor Bahl (ACM/IEEE Fellow)
Microsoft Research
Date: August 2, 2011

Victor Bahl is a Principal Researcher and founding manager of the Networking Research Group. He is responsible for shaping Microsoft's long-term vision related to networking technologies through research and associated policy engagement with governments and institutions around the world. He directs research activities that push the state-of-art in the networking of devices and systems. He and his group build proof-of-concept systems, engage with academia, publish papers in prestigious conferences and journals, publish software for the research community, and work with product groups to influence Microsoft’s products. His personal research interests span a variety of topics in mobile networking, wireless systems design, datacenter networking, and enterprise networking & management. He has built and deployed several seminal and highly cited networked systems, with a total of over 9500 citations; he has authored over 110 peer-reviewed papers and 120 patent applications, 75 of which have issued; he has won best paper awards at SIGCOMM and CoNext and has delivered over two dozen keynote & plenary talks; he is the founder and past Chairperson of ACM SIGMOBILE, the founder and steering committee chair of the MobiSys; and the founder and past Editor-in-Chief of ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review.

He has served as the General Chair of several IEEE and ACM conferences including SIGCOMM and MobiCom, and is serving on the steering committees of seven IEEE & ACM conferences & workshop, several of which he co-founded; he has been serving as the chair of ACM's Outstanding Contributions Award committee related to mobility for over fifteen years. He has served on the board of over half-a-dozen journals; on several NSF, NRC and FCC panels, and on over six dozen program committees. Dr. Bahl is IEEE Communications Society's Distinguished Lecturer and ACM's Distinguished Speaker. He received Digital's Doctoral Engineering Fellowship Award in 1995 and SIGMOBILE's Distinguished Service Award in 2001. In 2004, Microsoft nominated him for the innovator of the year award. He became an ACM Fellow in 2003 and an IEEE Fellow in 2008. When not working, he loves to read, travel, eat in fine restaurants, watch competitive sports and action movies, and spend time drinking with friends and family.  More on him at


Hari Balakrishnan (ACM Fellow)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: August 3, 2011

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Hari Balakrishnan is a Professor in the EECS Department and CSAIL at MIT. His research is in the area of networked computer systems, wireless and sensor networks, network architecture and security, overlay and peer-to-peer networks, and data management. In addition to many widely cited papers, several systems developed as part of his research are available in the public domain, and some are in production or commercial use (e.g., the Cricket location system, the CarTel vehicular network, the Snoop protocol for better TCP over wireless, the RON and MONET overlay networks, the Chord distributed hash table, and the Aurora/Medusa stream processing engine).

Balakrishnan received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 1998 and a B.Tech. from IIT Madras in 1993. He is an ACM Fellow (2008), a Sloan Fellow (2002), and an NSF CAREER Award recipient (2000). He received the ACM doctoral dissertation award for his work on TCP over wireless networks (1998), and has co-authored several award-winning papers at various top conferences and journals, including a paper that received the IEEE Communication Society's William R. Bennett Prize (2004). He has also received awards for excellence in teaching and research at MIT (Spira and Junior Bose teaching awards, and the Harold Edgerton faculty achievement award).

In 2003, Balakrishnan co-founded StreamBase Systems, the first high-performance commercial event stream processing (aka complex event processing) engine. Between 2000 and 2003, he helped devise the key algorithms for Sandburst Corporation's (acquired by Broadcom) high-speed network QoS chipset.


Gee-Kung Chang (IEEE/OSA Fellow)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Date: August 4, 2011

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Prof. Gee-Kung Chang is the Byers Endowed Chair Professor in Optical Networking in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Georgia Institute of Technology and an Eminent Scholar of Georgia Research Alliance. At Georgia Tech, he serves as the co-director of 100G Optical Networking Center and an Associate Director of Georgia Tech Broadband Institute. He served as the leader of Optoelectronics thrust of NSF-ERC of Microsystems Packaging Research Center at Georgia Tech. Prof. Chang received a B.S. degree in Physics from National Tsinghua University in Taiwan and a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Chang devoted a total of 23 years of service to the Bell Systems—Bell Labs, Bellcore, and Telcordia where he served in various research and management positions including Director and Chief Scientist of Optical Internet Research. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he served as Vice President and Chief Technology Strategist of OpNext, Inc., in charge of technology planning and product development strategy for high-speed optoelectronic and photonic components and systems.
Dr. Chang has co-authored 56 U.S. and international patents and published more than 350 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He received Bellcore President’s Award in 1994, won R&D 100 Award in 1996, and elected as a Telcordia Fellow in 1999 for his pioneering work in MONET and NGI optical networking projects. He was elected to Fellow of Photonics Society of Chinese American in 2000. He is a Fellow of IEEE Photonic Society, and a Fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA) for his key contributions in DWDM Optical Networking and Optical Label Switching Technologies.
Dr. Chang has been a key contributor in many IEEE and OSA conferences and committees. He has served four times as the lead guest editor for special issues of Journal of Lightwave Technology sponsored by IEEE LEOS and OSA; the first one was published in December 2000 on Optical Networks, the second in November 2004 on Metro and Access Networks, the third in 2007 on Convergence of Optical Wireless Access Network, and a most recent one on Very High Throughput Wireless over Fiber Technologies and Applications. He was also a guest editor for Radio over Optical Fiber Networks for JOCN sponsored by OSA. He organized and moderated two international workshops this year on the theme of “Wireless over Optical Access Networks” for OECC 2007 and APOC 2007. He has been active in championing this new interdisciplinary broadband Wireless over Fiber Access networking technologies by presenting invited papers on Super Broadband Optical Wireless Access Network Architecture, Technologies, and Applications in OECC’05, LEOS’06, MWP’07, OFC’08, 2009 IEEE LEOS Summer Conference on ROF Technology, 2009 Frontier in Optics of OSA Annual Meeting, and 2010 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium. He has been invited many times as plenary speaker to deliver keynote messages on Convergence of Broadband Wireless and Optical Access Networks including: 2009 IEEE ICCSC in Shanghai, 2009 SPIE Photonics West in San Jose, 2009 Asian-Pacific Microwave Photonics in Beijing, 2010 IEEE Globecom in Miami, and IEEE 2011 ICCCN in Maui.
Dr. Chang has devoted his career to develop and push high performance computing and high throughput communications system technologies towards ever smaller dimensions (from hundreds kilometers down to meters and centimeters) through optimized design and integration of electronic, optoelectronic, and photonic components for broadband optical and wireless access networks. His current research interests cover: 100G transport network, DWDM and optical label switching system, broadband optical access networks, microwave and millimeter wave photonics, radio over fiber systems and very-high-throughput wireless over fiber networks.


Plenary Speakers

ICCCN 2011 Panel 1: Multimedia Networking August 1, 2011

Plenary speakers: C. C. Jay Kuo, USC, Baochun Li, University of Toronto, and Sajal K. Das, UTA


Dr. C.-C. Jay Kuo (IEEE Fellow)
University of Southern California
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Dr. C.-C. Jay Kuo received the B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, in 1980 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1985 and 1987, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. From October 1987 to December 1988, he was Computational and Applied Mathematics Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Since January 1989, he has been with the University of Southern California (USC). He is presently Director of the Signal and Image Processing Institute (SIPI) and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the USC.
His research interests are in the areas of digital image/video analysis and modeling, multimedia data compression, communication and networking, and biological signal/image processing. Dr. Kuo has guided 105 students to their Ph.D. degrees and supervised 21 postdoctoral research fellows. Currently, his research group at the USC has around 30 Ph.D. students (please visit website, which is one of the largest academic research groups in multimedia technologies. He is co-author of about 180 journal papers, 800 conference papers and 10 books. He delivered over 450 invited lectures in conferences, research institutes, universities and companies.
Dr. Kuo is a Fellow of IEEE and SPIE. He is Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (an Elsevier journal), and Editor for the LNCS Transactions on Data Hiding and Multimedia Security (a Springer journal), the Journal of Advances in Multimedia (a Hindawi journal) and the EURASIP Journal of Advances in Signal Processing (a Hindawi journal).  He was on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine in 2003-2004. He served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing in 1995-98, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology in 1995-1997 and IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing in 2001-2003.
Dr. Kuo received the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (NYI) and Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF) Award in 1992 and 1993, respectively. He received the Northrop Junior Faculty Research Award from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in 1994. He received the best paper awards from the multimedia communication Technical Committee of the IEEE Communication Society in 2005, from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Fall Conference (VTC-Fall) in 2006, and from IEEE Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP) in 2006. He was an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2006, a recipient of the Okawa Foundation Research Award in 2007, the recipient of the Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year Award in 2010 and the holder of the 2010-2011 Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies. He is also Advisor to the SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture Television Engineers)-USC student chapter.


Dr. Baochun Li (Bell University Laboratories Endowed Chair)
University of Toronto
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Baochun Li received his B.Engr. degree in 1995 from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1997 and 2000 from the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 2000, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he is currently a Full Professor.
He holds the Nortel Networks Junior Chair in Network Architecture and Services from October 2003 to June 2005, and the Bell University Laboratories Endowed Chair in Computer Engineering since August 2005. In 2000, he was the recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Award in the Field of Communications Systems. In 2009, he was a recipient of the Multimedia Communications Best Paper Award from the IEEE Communications Society, and a recipient of the University of Toronto McLean Award. His research interests include large-scale multimedia systems, cloud computing, peer-to-peer networks, applications of network coding, and wireless networks. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a member of ACM.


Sajal K. Das  (Distinguished Professor/NSF Program Director)
The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
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Dr. Sajal K. Das is a University Distinguished Scholar Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and the Founding Director of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He is currently a Program Director of Computer and Networks System Division at NSF. He is also a visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur and Guwahati; a Concurrent Professor of Fudan University, Shanghai and an International Advisory Professor of Beijing Jiaotong University, China. His current research interests include wireless and sensor networks, mobile and pervasive computing, smart environments and health care, security and privacy, biological and social networking, applied graph theory and game theory. He has published over 400 papers and 35 invited book chapters, and holds five US patents in wireless networks and mobile Internet. He has coauthored three books: "Smart Environments: Technology, Protocols, and Applications" (Wiley, 2005); "Mobile Agents in Distributed Computing and Networking" (Wiley, 2011) and "Handbook on Cyber-Physical Security" (2011). Dr. Das is a recipient of the 2009 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for pioneering contributions in sensor networks and mobile computing; 2008 IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award; and 6 Best Paper Awards in such conferences as IEEE PerCom, ACM MobiCom. At UTA, he is a recipient of the Lockheed Martin Teaching Excellence Award, Academy of Distinguished Scholars Award, University Award for Distinguished Record of Research, College of Engineering Research Excellence Award, and Outstanding Computer Science Faculty Research Award. Dr. Das is  the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) journal, and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM/Springer Wireless Networks, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Journal of Peer-to-Peer Networking. He is the founder of IEEE PerCom and WoWMoM conferences, and has served as General and Technical Program Chair or TPC member of numerous IEEE and ACM conferences. He is the past Vice Chair of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC) and Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP).


ICCCN 2011 Panel 2: Next Generation Computer Networks August 2, 2011

Plenary speakers: Krishna Kant, GMU/NSF (panel chair), Guoliang (Larry) Xue, Arizona State Univesity, Ibrahim Matta, Boston University


Dr. Krishna Kant (NSF Program Manager)
George Mason University / National Science Foundation

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Dr. Krishna Kant is a visiting research professor at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA and is serving as a program director at the National Science Foundation where he manages the computer systems research program. His current areas of research include energy efficient and sustainable computing, robustness in the Internet, and cloud computing security. He carries 29 years of combined experience in academia, industry, and government. He has published in a wide variety of areas in computer science and authored a graduate textbook on performance modeling of computer systems.

He is currently on leave of absence from Intel Corporation where he has worked since 1997 on future server architectures and technologies. Prior to joining Intel, he was with Bellcore (now Telcordia) from 1992 to 1997 where he worked on a both Operations support and Switching sides of Telecom. In particular, he worked on a variety of aspects related to Signaling System no 7 (SS7) including SS7 congestion control, link error monitoring, capacity planning and personal communications technologies. Prior to Bellcore, he was an associate professor of computer science at Penn State University(1985-1991) primarily working in areas of performance modeling and distributed systems. From 1981-1985, he was an assistant professor in the EECS department, working mainly in the areas of fault-tolerance and performance modeling.

He received Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1975, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas in 1981.


Dr. Guoliang (Larry) Xue (IEEE Fellow)
Arizona State University

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Guoliang (Larry) Xue is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). Before joining ASU as a tenured Associate Professor in 2001, he had worked at The University of Vermont as an Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (1993-2001), The University of Minnesota as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Army High Performance Computing Research Center (1991-93), and Qufu Normal University as a Lecturer in the Institute of Operations Research (1984-87). He was promoted to the rank of Full Professor in 2005.
His research interests include Quality of Service provisioning, resource allocation in wireless networks, survivability and security issues in networking (both wireless and wireline). His research has been continuously supported by federal agencies including NSF and ARO. He has published over 170 refereed papers, including over 80 journal papers.
He is serving numerous editorial boards including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and IEEE Network Magazine. He served as a program co-chair for the IEEE INFOCOM 2010. He is an IEEE Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer 2010-2011. He earned a PhD in Computer Science in 1991 from the University of Minnesota, an MS in Operations Research in 1984 from Qufu Normal University, China, and a BS in Mathematics in 1981 from Qufu Normal University, China.


Dr. Ibrahim Matta
Boston University

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Ibrahim Matta received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of   Maryland at College Park in 1995. He is  an associate professor of computer science at Boston University.  His research involves transport and routing protocols for the Internet and wireless networks; feedback-based control design and analysis; architectures  for protocol design and large-scale traffic management; modeling and performance evaluation. He published over 100 refereed technical papers, and  was guest co-editor of three special journal issues. He received the National  Science Foundation CAREER award in 1997. His current projects include recursive  network architectures and formal methods for safe compositions of network services.  He is the Technical Program Chair of the IEEE ICCCN 2011 Track on Network  Algorithms and Performance Evaluation, and Co-chair of the IEEE Computer Communications Workshop (CCW) 2011. He served  on many program committees, including for ICNP, CoNEXT, INFOCOM and MobiCom. He  was on the Editorial Board of the Computer Networks Journal. His prior service  includes General Chair of WiOpt¹06, Technical Program Co-chair of ICNP¹05,  Internet Co-chair of INFOCOM¹05, Publication Chair of INFOCOM¹03, co-organizer  and Technical Program Co-chair of the EU-US NeXtworking¹03. He is a senior  member of both the ACM and the IEEE.

ICCCN 2011 Panel 3: Mobile and Wireless Networking August 3, 2011

Plenary speakers: Tarek Abdelzaher, UIUC (panel chair), Edward Knightly, Rice University, Ness Shroff, The Ohio State University, and Jie Wu, Temple University.


Dr. Tarek Abdelzaher
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Tarek Abdelzaher received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1990 and 1994 respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1999 on Quality of Service Adaptation in Real-Time Systems. He has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, where he founded the Software Predictability Group until 2005. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He has authored/coauthored more than 150 refereed publications in real-time computing, distributed systems, sensor networks, and control. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Real-Time Systems, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, the ACM Transaction on Sensor Networks, and the Ad Hoc Networks Journal. He was Program Chair of RTAS 2004, RTSS 2006, IPSN 2010 and ICDCS 2010, as well as General Chair of RTAS 2005, IPSN 2007, RTSS 2007, DCoSS 2008, and Sensys 2008. Abdelzaher's research interests lie broadly in understanding and controlling performance and temporal properties of networked embedded and software systems in the face of increasing complexity, distribution, and degree of embedding in an external physical environment. Tarek Abdelzaher is a member of IEEE and ACM.


Edward Knightly (IEEE Fellow)
Rice University

Edward Knightly is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. He joined Rice in 1996 and was a visiting professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2003.  He received the B.S. degree from Auburn University in 1991 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and 1996 respectively.  Dr. Knightly is an IEEE Fellow, a Sloan Fellow, and a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He received the best paper award from ACM MobiCom 2008.

Dr. Knightly served as an associate editor for multiple journals including IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and the Computer Networks Journal, and served as guest editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications Special Issue on Multi-Hop Wireless Mesh Networks.  He served as general chair of ACM MobiHoc 2009 and ACM MobiSys 2007 and as technical co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2005 and numerous workshops.  He regularly serves on the program committee for numerous networking conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, ACM MobiCom, and ACM SIGMETRICS.

Dr. Knightly's research interests are in the areas of mobile and wireless networks and high-performance and denial-of-service resilient protocol design.  His experimental research includes deployment and operation of a programmable 4,000 user urban multi-tier multi-hop wireless network in Houston, TX, and design of a high-performance FPGA platform for clean-slate wireless protocol design. His protocol designs include fairness mechanisms that are now part of the IEEE 802.11s mesh and IEEE 802.17 metro standards.


Dr. Ness Shroff (IEEE Fellow)
The Ohio State University

Ness B. Shroff received his Ph.D. degree in EE from Columbia University in 1994. He joined Purdue university immediately thereafter as an Assistant Professor in the school of ECE. At Purdue, he became Full Professor of ECE in 2003 and director of CWSA in 2004, a university-wide center on wireless systems and applications. In July 2007, he joined The Ohio State University as the Ohio Eminent Scholar of Networking and Communications, and endowed Chaired Professor of ECE and CSE. Since 2009, he also serves as a Guest Chaired professor of Wireless Communications at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His research interests span the areas of wireless and wireline communication networks. He is especially interested in fundamental problems in the design, control, performance, pricing, and security of these networks. Dr. Shroff is a past editor for IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking and the IEEE Communication Letters. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Computer Networks Journal. He has chaired various conferences and workshops and co-organized workshops for NSF to chart the future of communication networks. Dr. Shroff is a Fellow of the IEEE and an NSF CAREER awardee. He has received numerous best paper awards for his research, e.g., at IEEE INFOCOM 2008, IEEE INFOCOM 2006, IEEE IWQoS 2006, Journal of Communication and Networking 2005, Computer Networks 2003, and one of two runner-up papers at IEEE INFOCOM 2005.


Dr. Jie Wu (IEEE Fellow)
Temple University

Jie Wu is the chair and a professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Temple University. Prior to joining Temple University, he was a program director at National Science Foundation.

His research interests include wireless networks and mobile computing, routing protocols, fault-tolerant computing, and interconnection networks. He has published more than 550 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. He serves in the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. Dr. Wu is program co-chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2011. He was also general co-chair for IEEE MASS 2006, IEEE IPDPS 2008, ACM WiMD 2009, and IEEE/ACM DCOSS 2009. He also served as panel chair for ACM MobiCom 2009. He has served as an IEEE computer society distinguished visitor. Currently, he is the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP) and ACM distinguished speaker. Dr. Wu is a Fellow of the IEEE.