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Keynote Speakers (Biographies)

July 6, 2008
Prof. Siamak Khorram
Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Earth Observation
North Carolina State University

Dr. Khorram received a MS. in Engineering and another MS in Ecology from the University of California (UC) at Davis.  He received a Ph.D. in 1975 under a joint program from the University of California at Berkeley and Davis with emphasis in Remote Sensing and Image processing.

From 1974 to 1980, he served as the Principal Scientist at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California in Berkeley.
  He joined the faculty in North Carolina State University (NCSU) in 1980.  At NCSU, and he has served as the Principal Investigator for over 60 major research projects. His research projects have focused on remote sensing, image processing, and information technology.

In 1982, he established the Computer Graphics Center at NCSU as a university-wide officially recognized center involved in research and training in spatial information technology and special purpose computing.
  In 1997, he changed the name of the Computer Graphics Center to the Center for Earth Observation (CEO) with the same mission. In 1986 and 87, he served as a NASA-ASEE Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center and as a summer faculty at Stanford University, California.

Since 1988, he has served as a faculty member at the International Space University (ISU). Dr. Khorram has worked with over 250 educators and world-renowned experts from 630 countries and has participated in educating over 2,000 multidisciplinary graduate students from 67 countries worldwide.

In 1995 and 96, he served as the first Dean and Vice President for Academic Programs at ISU in Strasbourg, France.
  In this capacity, he was responsible for the development and delivery of all academic programs and supervision of the faculty, the academic staff, and Program Directors. In this capacity, he played a major role in establishing academic relationships between ISU and major space organizations such as European, French, Japanese, Russian, German, and Austrian ,and Indian Space Agencies. Subsequent to his position as the Dean, Dr. Khorram served as the Principal Advisor to the President in 96 and as the Chair of the Academic Council and Chair of the  ISU’s 23 Affiliates Campuses Network worldwide.  He currently serves as a  the University’s Board of  Trustees.

He holds two patents in Data Fusion techniques as applied to imagery from various payloads and platforms. He has served as the Major Professor for over 30 Ph.D. and MS students.
  He is the author of over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and major technical reports. He is a member of several professional and scientific societies.
July 7, 2008
Raouf Boutaba
Professor and David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellow
Department of Computer Science
University of Waterloo

Raouf Boutaba is currently a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo and a David R. Cheriton faculty fellow. Before that he was the Director of the Telecommunications and Distributed Systems Division of the Computer Science Research Institute of Montreal. He held Visiting Professor Positions at the University of Toronto (Canada), the University of Pierre et Marie Curie (France), the University of Versailles (France), POSTECH (Korea), and ENST- Paris (France). He is currently a distinguished speaker of the IEEE Communications Society and served in the past as a distinguished speaker of the IEEE Computer Society. He is the Chairman of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure and the IEEE Communications Society Technical Sub- Committee on Autonomic Communications, and the Director of the Conference Publications Board of the IEEE Communications Society. He is a Past Chair of the IFIP Working Group on Networks and Distributed Systems, Past Director of the Related Societies board, and Past Director of the standards board of the IEEE Communications Society. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, on the advisory editorial board of the Journal of Network and Systems Management, and on the editorial board of other journals including the KIKS/IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks, the Elsevier Journal of Computer Networks and others. He acted as the general or program chair for several conferences including NOMS, MANWEEK, NETWORKING, and ICC/GLOBECOM Symposia. His research interests include network, resource and service management in wired and wireless networks. He has published more than 250 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and received several journal and conference Best Paper awards such as the 2008 Fred W. Ellersick Prize Paper Award As well as other recognitions such as the Premier's Research Excellence Award, two NORTEL research excellence Awards, a fellowship of the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, and the IEEE Communications Society Hal Sobol Award.
July 8, 2008
Mahmoud Daneshmand
Assistant Chief Scientist
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
AT&T Labs Research


Mahmoud Daneshmand is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Labs Research; Executive Director of University Collaborations Program and Assistant Chief Scientist of AT&T Labs; Affiliate Professor of the School of Technology Management and Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology. He has more than 30 years of teaching, research, and management experience in academia and industry including Bell Laboratories, AT&T Labs, and University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas at Austin, Tehran University, Sharif University of Technology, National University of Iran, New York University, and Stevens Institute of Technology. His current areas of research are Sensor Networks and RFID Systems including reliability, performance and data mining of sensor and RFID data. He reports to the AT&T Labs Chief Scientist and Vice President, Information & Software Systems Research.

He has a PhD and MA in Statistics from the
University of California, Berkeley and MS and BS in Mathematics from the University of Tehran.

As Executive Director of University Collaborations, he plans, funds, and leads state-of-the art joint research projects between AT&T Labs and 20 top US and Global universities. In collaborations with UCSD, he has established Center for Networked Systems (CNS) at UCSD, an industry - academia partnership conducting research on technologies and foundations for robust, secure, and open networked systems of this century, and serves as member of the advisory board of the CNS.

As Assistant Chief Scientist he supports the AT&T Labs Chief Scientist who
is responsible to the AT&T Labs CEO for: identifying pre-product technology important to the future of AT&T, evaluating technology, building alignment within AT&T on technology directions, and serving as AT&T liaison to external technical communities, specifically universities, government agencies and industrial Laboratories.

As an affiliate professor of the
School of Technology Management he has developed and taught new graduate courses on two emerging areas of "Risk Management" and "Data Mining". As an adjunct professor of the Department of Computer Science has taught "Probability and Stochastic Processes" and "Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery", and advised graduate students projects and thesis.

He is the founder of the Department of Statistics and co-founder of the School of Informatics and Management Sciences of the National University of Iran (Shahid Beheshti University). He has served as Head of the Department of Statistics and Dean of the School of Informatics & Management Sciences at National /Shahid Beheshti University.

Mahmoud is well recognized within the academia and industry. He is an expert in Data Mining, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Statistical Techniques, Risk Management, Quality and Reliability of IP-Based Services and Applications, Sensor Networks and RFID Systems. He has published more than 60 papers; authored/co-authored two books;
  co-edited the publication of the Seventh (2002) and Eleventh (2006) IEEE proceedings on Computers and Communications; innovated and led execution of more than 30 Bell Labs and AT&T Labs large-scale projects on computer and communications; served as a statistical consultant in many research projects;  made extensive contributions to the Standards and regulatory organizations including ITU, ANSI, and FCC (invented the well known standardized Networks Outage Index). He has chaired multiple international conferences including IEE 2003 (London), IEEE ISCC2002 (Sicily), IEEE ISCC2006 (Sardinia, Italy) and ICC 2007 (Glasgow, Scotland); organized and led conference sessions and panels; gave invited and keynote talks (including International Millennium Seminar on Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, March 2000 and ICISTM, March 2007). Held and chaired Academia-Industry Joint Research Collaborations Symposiums (UC Symposiums 2005, 2006, and 2007 at AT&T Shannon Laboratories).

He served as an expert witness in several legal industrial courts and litigations and established scientific validity of several Bell Labs studies; designed and taught many graduate and undergraduate courses in areas of Data Mining, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Sampling Techniques, Probability and Stochastic Processes, Risk Management, and Inferential Statistical Techniques; advised many master and PhD dissertations; led more than 40 Data Mining case studies of graduate students working with high technology corporations such as AT&T, Lucent, Verizon, and Merck. He is a member of Advisory Board of Center for Networked Systems at the University California San Diego; Advisory Board of SATM (Stevens Alliance for Technology Management); Editorial Board of the JNSM (Journal of Network and Systems Management).

Prior to his current position of Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, he has served as Technology Leader, Technology Consultant and Principal Technical Staff Member of the AT&T Labs, and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff of the Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies.

He is the recipient of several distinguished awards from Bell Labs, AT&T Labs, Standards Committee T1, and IEEE.