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About the Editors


Gul Agha Gul Agha is Director of the Open Systems Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Professor in the Department of Computer Science. His widely cited work, "Actors: A Model of Concurrent Computing in Distributed Systems," (MIT Press, 1986) provided a basis for a number of research projects in concurrent programming. He has co-edited another book, "Research Directions in Concurrent Object Oriented Programming" (MIT Press, 1993). The goal of his research is to understand the nature of concurrent computation. Results of the research will lead to new ways for building and maintaining open distributed systems.


Theresa-Marie Rhyne

Theresa-Marie Rhyne is a recognized expert in the field of computer-generated visualization and a consultant who specializes in applying artistic color theories to visualization and digital media. Rhyne is the editor of the Visualization Viewpoints department for IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications and serves on the advisory panel of Computer Magazine. She received an BS, 2 MS, and Engineer degrees in civil engineering from Stanford University and is a senior member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.

Christian Timmerer

Christian Timmerer an assistant professor in the Department of Information Technology (ITEC), Multimedia Communication Group (MMC), Klagenfurt University, Austria. His research interests include the transport of multimedia content, multimedia adaptation in constrained and streaming environments, distributed multimedia adaptation, and Quality of Service / Quality of Experience. He was the general chair of WIAMIS 2008 and EUMOB2009 and has participated in several EC-funded projects, notably DANAE, ENTHRONE, P2P-Next, and ALICANTE. He also participated in ISO/MPEG work for several years, notably in the area of MPEG-21, MPEG-M, and MPEG-V. He received his PhD in 2006 from the Klagenfurt University. Publications and MPEG contributions can be found under http://research.timmerer.com, follow him on http://www.twitter.com/timse7, and subscribe to his blog http://blog.timmerer.com.


Dejan Milojicic

Dejan Milojicic is the founding editor of Computing Now. He has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Parallel & Distributed Technologies, IEEE Concurrency, IEEE Distributed Systems Online, and IEEE Internet Computing magazines. He chaired the IEEE Technical Committee on Operating Systems and has been involved with several other technical committees and Computer Society-sponsored conferences.

Dejan is a senior research manager at HP Labs. He has worked in the areas of operating systems and distributed systems for more than 20 years. He has been engaged in standardization bodies, such as OMG and GGF. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM, and Usenix. He has a BSc and an MSc from University of Belgrade and a PhD from University of Kaiserslautern. He can be reached at computing_now@computer.org.

Jean Bacon Jean Bacon is a professor of distributed systems in the Computer Laboratory of the UK's University of Cambridge. She's a member of Computer's editorial board. You can reach her at www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jmb25/.
Cecilia Metra Cecilia Metra has been the editor in chief of Computing Now since January 2013. Contact her at cecilia.metra@unibo.it.


Marcello Coppola

Marcello Coppola is advanced architecture and innovation director at ST Microelectronics. His research interests include several aspects of design technologies for multicore and many-core systems-on-chip, including servers and HPC, with particular emphasis on architecture, network-on-chip, and programming models. Coppola is coauthor or coeditor of several books and has published more than 50 technical articles. He has served as program chair or organizing member in numerous top international conferences and workshops. He holds multiple patents and is a member of IEEE.

Rajesh Galivanche

Rajesh Galivanche is a senior principal engineer in the Platform Engineering Group at Intel. He has an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa and is a Senior Member of IEEE. Galivanche has published several papers in IEEE conference proceedings, has two patents and two patent applications pending, and serves on the IEEE VLSI Test Symposium program committee.

Maria Ganzha

Maria Ganzha is a senior researcher at the Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences. She's also the Education department editor for Computing Now and IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine. Contact her at http://inf.ug.edu.pl/~mganzha/.

Ching-Hsien (Robert) Hsu

Ching-Hsien (Robert) Hsu is Computing Now’s Chinese Audio Edition liaison. He is chair of the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at Chung Hua University, Taiwan. Hsu serves on the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing editorial boards, as well as on the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Cloud Computing and the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing. Hsu is an IEEE senior member. Contact him at robertchh@gmail.com.

Tiejun Huang

Tiejun Huang is a professor at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, and Computing Now's regional representative for China, overseeing the Chinese translations for Computing Now.

San Marugesan

San Marugesan is director and principal consultant at BRITE Professional Services and an adjunct professor at the University of Western Sydney (UWS), Australia. He's also associate editor in chief of IT Professional magazine.

Paolo Montuschi

Paolo Montuschi is a full professor serving as Chair of the Department of Control and Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. He's also an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers. For more information, see http://arith.polito.it/dai-arc/paolo.montuschi/.

Maurizio Morisio

Maurizio Morisio is a professor in the Department of Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino. He's IEEE Software's associate editor in chief for online initiatives. Please visit him at http://softeng.polito.it/morisio/.

Sundara Nagarajan

Sundara Nagarajan is a technical director with NetApp and a visiting professor at International Institute of Information Technology in Bangalore, India. He's also organizing the IEEE Special Technical Community on Big Data and is Computing Now's regional liaison to IEEE Computer Society activities in India. Contact him at s.nagarajan at computer dot org.

Martin Omaña

Martin Omaña is a contract professor in Electronics at the University of Bologna, Italy. He has a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000), and a PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy (2005).

Marcin Paprzycki

Marcin Paprzycki is an assistant professor at the Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences. To reach him, please visit http://mpaprzycki.swps.edu.pl/.

Osvaldo Perez

Osvaldo Perez is an associate professor at Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is  Computing Now's regional representative for Latin America, overseeing the Spanish translations and content on the site. Contact him at oapg@computer.org.

Paolo Rolandi

Paolo Rolandi is technical marketing manager, embedded business group at Micron. He has a PhD in electronic engineering from the University of Pavia. Since 1989 he has been involved in developing some of the most advanced memory technologies and architectures, filing 60 patents with the US Patent and Trademark Office on different technological and design solutions for non-volatile memories.

Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd is a computer systems researcher at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences and a member of IEEE Micro's editorial board. Contact him at kevin at lps dot umd dot edu.

Art Sedighi

Art Sedighi is the CTO and founder of SoftModule. He is a member of IEEE Software magazine's editorial board. Contact him at sediga at alum dot rpi dot edu.

Timothy Shih

Timothy K. Shih is a professor at the National Central University, Taiwan. He was dean of the College of Computer Science, Asia University, Taiwan, and chair of the CSIE department at Tamkang University, Taiwan. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM and has served as associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. Shih was conference cochair of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME'2004) and has been invited to give more than 40 keynote speeches and plenary talks at international conferences, as well as tutorials at IEEE ICME 2001 and 2006, and ACM Multimedia 2002 and 2007. Shih is the CN liaison to IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies.

Munindar P. Singh

Munindar Singh is a professor in the department of computer science at North Carolina State University. He is Emeritus Editor in Chief of IEEE Internet Computing magazine. Contact him at s i n g h at n c s u . e d u.

giri Kumar Tayi

Giri Kumar Tayi is a professor of management science and information systems in the School of Business at the State University of New York at Albany. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of several academic journals, including Information Systems Research, Decision Sciences, ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, Information Technology Management, Information Systems Frontiers, Information and Management, and International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistic. He has been a guest editor of special issues for several journals including CACM. Contacted him at gtayi@albany.edu.

Matthew Turk

Matthew Turk is an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University, studying the formation of the first stars in the Universe and developing the cyberinfrastructure for large-scale simulation and analysis of physical phenomena. He is the CN liaison to Computing in Science & Engineering magazine. Contact him at matthewturk at gmail dot com.

Arkady Zaslavsky

Arkady Zaslavsky is the science leader in the Semantic Data Management science area at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia. He has chaired and organized many international workshops and conferences, including Mobile Data Management, Pervasive Services, and Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia. Contact him at arkady.zaslavsky@CSIRO.AU.


Doree Duncan Seligmann

Dorée Duncan Seligmann's work encompasses social software, context-aware communications, communications reasoning, mobile communication solutions, the communication enablement of social networks and businesses processes, communications middleware, intelligent user-interface techniques, and speech-based systems. Dorée earned a PhD in computer science at Columbia University. 

Keith Farkas

Keith Farkas is a staff engineer at VMware and a member of IEEE Pervasive Computing's editorial board. Contact him at kfarkas at vmware dot com.

Anup Ghosh

Anup Ghosh is a research professor and chief scientist at the Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University. He's also a member of IEEE Security & Privacy's editorial board. Contact him at anup.ghosh at computer dot org.

David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier is an associate professor of International Science and Technology Policy and International Affairs at George Washington University and a senior consulting editor for IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. You can reach him at www.gwu.edu/~elliott/faculty/grier.cfm.

Harold Javid

Harold Javid is responsible for university engagements, creating focused collaborations between Microsoft Research and universities in North America, Latin America, and Australia. Enjoying a career at the intersection of industry and academia, he loves the academic interactions and opportunities to gain understanding of the global academic ecosystem. Javid has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has served IEEE Computer Society as region 6 chapter coordinator, secretary of the MGAB and chair of the Member Development Committee, Industry Advisory Board member (serving as chair in 2011–2012), and 2013 member of the CS Board of Governors.

Luanne Johnson

Luanne Johnson is co-chair of the Software Industry Special Interest Group at the Computer History Museum and is a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing magazine. She is the liaison from the Annals' Board to the Computing Then Department of Computing Now and is a member of the 2013 Computer Society History Committee. Contact her at luanne.i.johnson at gmail dot com.

Xiang-Yang Li

Xiang-Yang Li is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology. He's also a member of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems editorial board. Contact him at www.cs.iit.edu/~xli.

Rene Meier

Rene Meier is a lecturer in Computer Science at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland, where he leads the Mobile Systems Group, and an assistant professor of Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin.

Cecilia Metra

Cecilia Metra was editor in chief of Computing Now from 2013-2016. She is a full professor of electronics at the University of Bologna, Italy, from which she received a PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in 1995. She is/has been a member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors (2013-2015), Vice-President for Technical and Conference Activities (2014), and member of the Executive Committee (2014-2015). Metra was Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Computers (2007–2012), and she is a member of the editorial boards of several professional Journals.

Charles Severance

Charles R. Severance is a clinical associate professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan and Web editor for Computer magazine. Contact him at http://www.dr-chuck.com/dr-chuck/resume/index.htm.

Leonel Sousa

Leonel Sousa is an associate professor at IST, Technical University of Lisbon, and a senior researcher at INESC-ID. Contact him at http://medusa.inesc-id.pt/~las/.

Sotirios Terzis

Sotirios Terzis is a lecturer in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde. Please visit him at www.cis.strath.ac.uk/cis/staff/index.php?uid=terzis.

George Thiruvathukal

George K. Thiruvathukal is a full professor of computer science at Loyola University Chicago and co-director for the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities. His research and teaching interests include parallel and distributed systems, programming languages, operating systems, platform studies, and free/open source software development. He also has extensive multidisciplinary interests, including digital humanities, music, history, bioinformatics. Thiruvathukal has a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He is the incoming EIC for Computing in Science & Engineering and cochairs the STC on Social Networking. He recently coauthored Codename Revolution: The Nintendo Wii Platform (MIT Press, 2012) with Steven E. Jones.

Ron Vetter

Ron Vetter is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and cofounder of the technology company Mobile Education LLC. Vetter has a BS and an MS in computer science from North Dakota State University, Fargo, and a PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Contact him at http://people.uncw.edu/vetterr.

Luiz Velho

Luiz Velho is a professor at Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (Brazil) and is the Visgraf Laboratory's leading scientist. He's also on IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications magazine's editorial board and is Computing Now's regional liaison to Brazil. Contact him at http://lvelho.impa.br/.

Chris Yang

Chris Yang is an associate professor in Drexel University's College of Information Science and Technology. He's also a member of IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine's editorial board. For more information, see http://www.ischool.drexel.edu/faculty/cyang.