University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Don Towsley received a B.A. degree in physics and a Ph.D. degree in computer science, both from University of Texas. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Professor Towsley has served as Technical Program Co-Chair for ACM SIGMETRICS and IEEE INFOCOM, and IFIP Performance conferences. He has also served as an officer or advisor of ACM SIGMETRICS and ACM SIGCOMM. He is one of the founders of the Computer Performance Foundation. Dr. Towsley has received the 2007 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computer and Communications Award, the 2007 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award, the 2008 ACM SIGCOMM Award, the 1999 IEEE Communications Society William Bennett Award. He has twice received IBM Faculty Fellowship Awards, and is a Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM.
Chinese University of Hong Kong
John C.S. Lui is currently the Choh-Ming Li Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Currently. His current research interests are in network sciences which have large data implications, machine learning on large data analytics, network/system security. John is currently the senior editor in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He is a member of the review panel in the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award committee, and has served at the IEEE Fellow Review Committees. John also received many awards including CUHK Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award、IFIP WG 7.3 Performance 2005 and IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2006 Best Student Paper Awards.
University of Minnesota
Zhi-Li Zhang received the B.S. degree in computer science from Nanjing University, China, in 1986 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Massachusetts, in 1996. In 1997 he joined the computer science and engineering faculty at the University of Minnesota, where he is currently the Qwest Chair Professor in Telecommunications. Prof. Zhang's research interests lie broadly in computer communication and networks, Internet technology, multimedia and emerging applications. Prof. Zhang has served on the Editorial board of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Elsevier's Computer Network, and Chinese Academy of Science's Journal of Computer Science and Technology. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 1997.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Lixin Gao is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. She has received the 1999 NSF CAREER Award, the 2010 IEEE INFOOCM Best Paper Award, the 2010 Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity, the 2011 ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award, the 2011 ACM Cloud Computin Paper of Distinction Award, the 2013 College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Faculty Award. She has also in charge of numerous projects including Scalable Quality-of-Service Control for the Next Generation Internet, Providing Interactive VOD Services in Multicast Networks, Continuous Media Proxy Services in Wide-Area Networks and Internet Infrastructure Security.
Pennsylvania State University
Guohong Cao is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include wireless networks, mobile systems, Internet of Things, and wireless security and privacy. He has published more than 200 papers which have been cited over 18000 times, with an h-index of 68. He has served on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and has served on the organizing and technical program committees of many conferences, including the TPC Chair/Co-Chair of IEEE SRDS'2009, MASS'2010, and INFOCOM'2013. He was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2001. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.