J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

  • Distinguished Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Chair, Computer Science and Engineering Department
  • CITRIS Campus Director
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • 831-459-4153 (Office)
  • Engineering 2, Room 317
  • By appointment.
  • SOE3
  • J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico in 1977; and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI in 1980 and 1983, respectively. He is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). He directs the Computer Communication Research Group (CCRG) and serves as Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department and Campus Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. Prior to joining UCSC in 1993 he was a Center Director at SRI International (SRI) in Menlo Park, California. He has been a Visiting Professor at Sun Laboratories in Menlo Park, California, a Principal of Protocol Design at Nokia in Mountain View, California, and a Principal Scientist at Xerox PARC. Dr. Garcia-Luna-Aceves was elected a Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences in 2013. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA ). He received the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award in 2011 "for pioneering contributions to the theory and design of communication protocols for ad-hoc wireless networks, " the IEEE Communications Society Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Technical Committee (AHSN TC) Technical Recognition Award in 2012 “for fundamental contributions to the theory and design of communication protocols for routing and channel access in ad-hoc wireless networks,” and the 2016 IEEE MILCOM Technical Achievement Award for sustained contributions to military communications. He is the co-recipient of the IEEE Fred W. Ellersick 2008 MILCOM Award for best unclassified paper. He is also co-recipient of Best Paper Awards at ACM ICN 2020, IEEE IPCCC 2018, the European Wireless Conference 2010, IEEE MASS 2008, SPECTS 2007, IFIP Networking 2007, and IEEE MASS 2005 conferences, and of the Best Student Paper Award of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. He received the SRI International Exceptional-Achievement Award in 1985 and 1989. Dr. Garcia-Luna-Aceves holds 69 U.S. patents and has published more than 500 papers in journals, conferences, and books. He has directed more than 46 Ph.D. theses and more than 40 M.S. theses since he joined UCSC in 1993. He has served as the Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia and as General Chair of numerous conferences, including IEEE ICNC 2016, ACM MSWIM 2015, ACM MobiCom 2008, IEEE SECON 2005, ACM Multimedia '93, and ACM SIGCOMM '88. He has also served as Program Chair of ACM MobiHoc 2002, ACM MobiCom 2000, IEEE MULTIMEDIA '92, ACM SIGCOMM '87, and ACM SIGCOMM '86. He has served in the IEEE Internet Technology Award Committee, the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal Committee, and the National Research Council Panel on Digitization and Communications Science of the Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board.
  • Principles of computer communication, internet, wireless networks, Internet of Things, information-centric networks, mobile and pervasive computing

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