ISCC 2009 Keynote Speakers

Professor Sitharam Iyengar, Louisiana State University, USA

Abstract of Talk: Algorithmic and Graph Problems in Wireless Sensor Networks
This is an overview of the progress made in the recent past in the application of graph algorithms and various similar techniques to solve interesting and unique problems of wireless sensor networks such as scheduling, topology control, data structure for data aggregation, routing etc. In the course of solving such problems, we tend to treat the deployed network as different kinds of graphs such as Unit Disc Graph, Planar Graph, Doubling-Dimension Graph, Arbitrary Graphs etc with appropriate distance metric associated with them. Many solutions call for reducing a complex, unruly graph type to some form that is more conducive to our desired characteristics and solution. In doing so, we notice some undesirable properties such as longer stretch, larger node degree, greater total edge weight, larger diameters etc. We explore many of these, see how they are applied, what issues lie beyond them.

Biographical Information:
Prof. S.S. Iyengar is the Chairman and Roy Paul Daniels Chaired Professor of Computer Science at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and is also the Chaired Professor at various institutions around the world. His publications include 6 textbooks, 5 edited books and over 380 research papers. His research interests include high-performance algorithms, data structures, sensor fusion, data mining, and intelligent systems. He is a world class expert in computational aspects of Distributed Sensor Networks.

He is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of ACM, Fellow of AAAS and Fellow of SDPS. He is a recipient of IEEE awards, best paper awards, the Distinguished Alumnus award of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and other awards. He has served as the editor of several IEEE journals and is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks.

His research has been funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Multi-University Research Initiative (MURI Program), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Energy/OakRidge National Laboratory (DOE/ORNL), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), US Army Research Office (URO) and various state agencies and companies. He has served on US National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health Panels to review proposals in various aspects of computational science and has been involved as and external evaluator (ABET-accreditation) for several computer science and Engineering departments.

Dr. Iyengar had 40 doctoral students under his supervision and the legacy of these students can be seen in prestigious Laboratories (JPL, Oak Ridge National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, Naval Research Lab) and universities round the world. He has been the program Chairman of various international conferences.

Professor Khaled Ben Letaief, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Abstract of Talk: TBA

Biographical Information:
Professor Ben Letaief received the BS degree with distinction in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University at West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, in December 1984. He received the MS and PhD Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, in August 1986, and May 1990, respectively. From January 1985 and as a Graduate Instructor in the School of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University, he has taught courses in communications and electronics. From 1990 to 1993, he was a faculty member at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Since 1993, he has been HKUST where he is currently Professor and Head of the Electronic and Computer Engineering Department. He is also the Director of the Hong Kong Telecom Institute of Information Technology as well as the Director of the Center for Wireless Information Technology. Professor Ben Letaief served as consultants for different organizations and is currently the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He has served on the editorial board of other journals including the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

Professor Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia

Abstract of Talk: On-Line Algorithms for Mobility Management
Location management strategies can be categorized into two main groups: offline (static) and online (dynamic) schemes. In offline schemes, the network has a unique behavior for all users, such as the current GSM networks. On the other hand, in online schemes, different network topologies are considered for different users. These topologies are closely related to the movement pattern and calling behavior of each user. Because online schemes are much more complex than offline ones, they require more network computation capabilities. Thus, offline schemes are more widely implemented. This talk will address the topic of dynamic mobility management and will suggest few computationally effective solutions that provide reasonable and accurate results.

Biographical Information:
Albert Y. Zomaya is currently the Chair Professor of High Performance Computing and Networking in the School of Information Technologies, The University of Sydney. Prior to joining Sydney University he was a Full Professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at the University of Western Australia, where he also led the Parallel Computing Research Laboratory during the period 1990–2002. He is the author/co-author of seven books, more than 350 publications in technical journals and conferences, and the editor of eight books and eight conference volumes. He is currently an associate editor for 16 journals, the Founding Editor of the Wiley Book Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing and a Founding Co-Editor of the Wiley Book Series on Bioinformatics. Professor Zomaya was the Chair the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (1999–2003) and currently serves on its executive committee. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Self-Organization and Cybernetics for Informatics and is a Scientific Council Member of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social–Informatics, and Telecommunications Engineering (in Brussels). He received the 1997 Edgeworth David Medal from the Royal Society of New South Wales for outstanding contributions to Australian Science. Professor Zomaya is also the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award (in 2000) and the Golden Core Recognition (in 2006), both from the IEEE Computer Society. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the IEEE, the Institution of Electrical Engineers (U.K.), and a Distinguished Engineer of the ACM. His research interests are in the areas of high performance computing, parallel algorithms, mobile computing, and bioinformatics.