J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, distinguished professor and chair of the computer science and engineering department at the UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering, will deliver the 56th annual UC Santa Cruz Faculty Research Lecture on May 11, 2023, at 7 p.m. in the University Center, Bhojwani Dining Room.
Each year, the UCSC Committee on Faculty Research Lecture chooses one professor with a highly distinguished research record to present. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, a leader in the field of computer networks and performance analysis, will deliver a talk on “Research Directions on Communication Protocols for Intelligent Information Infrastructures.”
His lecture will focus on a reimagined internet that utilizes the full capacity of computing memory and storage technologies available today. Drawing from his current research, he will discuss the use of machine intelligence at the computer network level and the development of new network architectures and protocols to create more intelligent information infrastructure.
Garcia-Luna-Aceves directs the Computer Communication Research Group (CCRG) on campus, which focuses on the design and implementation of new algorithms, protocols, and architectures to improve computer communication. Since 2018, he has held the position of director for the CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Santa Cruz, a multi-campus initiative that fosters interdisciplinary, high-impact research and technological innovation for social good.
Before joining the UCSC faculty in 1993, Garcia-Luna-Aceves spent years in industry. He continues to lend his expansive research expertise and knowledge through a number of Silicon Valley industry partnerships, including serving as a principal scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a visiting professor at Sun Laboratories in Menlo Park, and a principal of protocol design at Nokia in Mountain View.
Garcia-Luna-Aceves currently holds 70 U.S. patents, has published more than 500 papers, and has received numerous awards for his publications and contributions to the field of computer networks. He is a corresponding member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), and National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
The faculty research lecture is free and open to the public. There will be a livestream link option available for those unable to attend in person. Registration is required for both attendance options.