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Former Scientific Council

The information listed below corresponds to persons and the positions they held whilst being members of our Scientific Council. IMDEA Networks wishes to thank them for their services to the Institute:

Prof. Dr. Mario GERLA
Position: Professor at the Computer Science Department, University of California (UCLA). Los Angeles. USA
PhD: Engineering. University of California. USA
Research: Design and performance evaluation of Ad Hoc wireless networks; Routing; multicast and congestion management in tactical networks; Vehicular ad hoc networks; Wireless security and privacy; Cognitive radios and dynamic spectrum sharing; Urban vehicular traffic management for congestion and pollution mitigation; Mobile health and wireless patient monitoring; Underwater sensor networks
Period of service: Dec 2015 to Feb 2019

Passed away on February 9th, 2019  

Position: Former Technical Director, European Research Consortium, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. Bristol. UK
PhD: University College Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth. UK
Research: Computer & Network Security; Wireless OSS; Wireline Core and Access Networks
Period of service: Jul 2007 to Jun 2018
Position: Fujitsu Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Massachusetts. USA
PhD: University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley. USA
Research: Networked Computer Systems, spanning Overlay and Peer-to-Peer Networks; Network Protocols and Architecture; Wireless and Sensor Networks, and Distributed Data Management
Period of service: May 2011 to May 2015
Position: President and CEO of Telefónica I+D (R&D)
Research: Video retransmission via the Internet; interactive TV; video on demand; domestic technology
Period of service: Jul 2007 to Nov 2010
Prof. Dr. Lixia ZHANG
Position: Professor at University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, USA)
PhD: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Massachusetts, USA)
Research: Resiliency and security issues in the Internet infrastructure (e.g. the global routing system and Domain Name System (DNS)); the system challenges in deploying cryptographic protections in global scale open systems (e.g. the Internet)
Period of service: Jul 2007 to Nov 2010
Dr. Zhi-Li ZHANG
Position: Quest Chair Professor & McKnight Distinguished University Professor at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, USA)
PhD: Computer Science. Washington University, St. Louis, MO. USA
Research: Building Highly Scalable, Resilient and Secure Internet Infrastructure and Mechanisms to enhance Internet Service Availability, Reliability and Security; Developing Next-generation, Service-oriented, Manageable Internet Architectures to provide better Support for Creation, Deployment, Operations and Management of Value-added Internet Services and Underlying Networks
Period of service: Jul 2007 to Nov 2010