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IEEE SECON 2013 Panel

A broad spectrum of new government and commercial applications is enabled by the convergence of hybrid mobile networks, big data information processing and sensing, and cloud computing technologies. This panel will try to pinpoint and debate the disruptive application domains enabled by these technologies which will have transformational impact from a societal, government and business perspective.  It will also discuss the current developments and trends in government, industry and academia and identify the emerging cross-disciplinary research challenges in designing wireless network, sensing and information processing algorithms and systems for such disruptive applications.



Theodoros Salonidis
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Theodoros Salonidis is a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York.  Prior to IBM, he worked as a researcher at Thomson/Technicolor Research, Paris France, Intel Research, Cambridge, UK and Rice University, Houston TX.  He holds MSc/PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Greece.  During his PhD, he worked for one year at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.  His current research interests are in performance analysis, design and implementation of wireless networks, mobile cloud computing and smart grid systems.  He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and the Technical Chamber of Greece.   More information can be found at: 



Mung Chiang
Princeton University

Mung Chiang is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. His research on networking received the Alan T. Waterman Award (2013), the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award (2012), a PECASE (2008), young investigator awards from NSF, ONR and Princeton, and several paper awards including the IEEE INFOCOM Best Paper Award (2012). A TR35 Award recipient (2007), he founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009 where fundamental research has lead to a few commercial adoptions. He was elected an IEEE Fellow in 2012. His undergraduate course became a MOOC in 2012 with 65,000 students. The corresponding textbook, ìNetworked Life: 20 Questions and Answers,î received the PROSE Award in Engineering and Technology (2012) from AAP, and the sequel "Networks Illustrated: 8 Principles without Calculus" was published in 2013. He founded the non-profit online education platform ì3 Nights and Doneî (3ND), ìflippedî classroom at Princeton, and chaired the Committee on Classroom Design. His education activities received the Frederick Terman Award (2013) from ASEE. Chiang also initiated a Network Optimization workshop series and the Smart Data-Pricing (SDP) industry forums, and co-chaired the US NITRD Workshop on Complex Engineered Networks. He currently serves as an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer and the Chairman of the founding steering committee of the new IEEE TNSE. 

Richard Han
University of Colorado at Boulder

Richard Han is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder.  His research focus is on Computer Systems, including mobile cloud systems, social networks, wireless sensor networks, Web systems, and Cyber-Physical systems.  He is an NSF CAREER Award Winner, an IBM Faculty Award winner, and recipient of multiple Best Paper awards.  He has co-founded several startups, and will be teaching a new course in "Startup Essentials in Software Entrepreneurship" for Spring 2013 at CU Boulder.  He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from the University of California at Berkeley.  He received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering with Distinction from Stanford University in 1989.

Thyagarajan Nandagopal
National Science Foundation

Dr. Thyaga Nandagopal serves in the Directorate of Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE) of the National Science Foundation. He manages wireless networking and mobile computing research within the Networking Technologies and Systems (NeTS) program at NSF. He has been with the Foundation since February 2012.

Dr. Nandagopal received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2002 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was at Bell Labs from 2002 to 2012. His research interests have spanned several areas over these years: wireless ad hoc/mesh networks, RFID/sensor networks, internet routing architectures and protocols, cloud computing, and energy-efficient networks. 

Patrick Tague
Carnegie Mellon University

Patrick Tague is an Assistant Research Professor and leader of the Wireless Network & System Security group at Carnegie Mellon University, holding appointments with CyLab, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, the Information Networking Institute, and the Silicon Valley Campus. His research interests include wireless communications and networking; wireless/mobile security and privacy; robust and resilient networked systems; and analysis and sense-making of sensor network data. He received PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington as a member of the Network Security Lab and BS degrees in Mathematics and Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Patrick received the Yang Research Award for outstanding graduate research in the UW Electrical Engineering Department, the Outstanding Graduate Research Award from the UW Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, and the NSF CAREER award. 










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