IAN F. AKYILDIZ received his BS, MS, and PhD
degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of
Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany, in 1978, 1981 and 1984, respectively.
Currently, he is the Ken Byers Distinguished
Chair Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Director of
Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory (with 20 PhD students
He has held visiting professorships at the
Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile, Universite Pierre
et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Ecole Nationale Superieure
Telecommunications in Paris, France, Universidad Politecnico de
Cataluna in Barcelona, Spain, and Universidad Illes Baleares, Palma
de Mallorca, Spain.
He has published over two-hundred technical
papers in journals and conference proceedings. He is an
Editor-in-Chief of Computer Networks (Elsevier Science) and for the
newly launched AdHoc Networks Journal (Elsevier Science) and an
Editor for ACM-Kluwer Journal of Wireless Networks. He is a past
editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (1996-2001), Kluwer
Journal of Cluster Computing (1997-2001), ACM-Springer Journal for
Multimedia Systems (1995-2001) as well as for IEEE Transactions on
He guest-edited more than ten special issues for
various journals in the last decade. He was the technical program
chair of the "9th IEEE Computer Communications" workshop
in 1994, for ACM/IEEE MOBICOM'96 (Mobile Computing and Networking)
conference, IEEE INFOCOM'98 (Computer Networking Conference), as
well as IEEE ICC'2003 (International Conference on Communications).
He is the General Chair for the premier conference in wireless
networking, ACM/IEEE MOBICOM'2002, Atlanta, September 2002. He is
the co-founder and co-General Chair of the newly established ACM
SenSys'03 conference on Sensor Systems which will take place in Los
Angeles in November 2003.
Dr. Akyildiz is an IEEE FELLOW (1995), an ACM
FELLOW (1996). He received the "Don Federico Santa Maria
Medal" for his services to the Universidad of Federico Santa
Maria in Chile in 1986. He served as a National Lecturer for ACM
from 1989 until 1998 and received the ACM Outstanding Distinguished
Lecturer Award for 1994.
Dr. Akyildiz received the 1997 IEEE Leonard G.
Abraham Prize award (IEEE Communications Society) for his paper
entitled "Multimedia Group Synchronization Protocols for
Integrated Services Architectures" published in the IEEE
Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) in January 1996.
Dr. Akyildiz received the 2002 IEEE Harry M.
Goode Memorial award (IEEE Computer Society) with the citation
"for significant and pioneering contributions to advanced
architectures and protocols for wireless and satellite
His current research interests are in
InterPlaNetary Internet, Sensor Networks, Wireless Networks,
Satellite Networks and the Next Generation Internet.