SIGMOBILE Treasurer Candidate
David B. Johnson

David B. Johnson
Biographical Information

David B. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, and is a member of Rice's Computer Systems Laboratory and Center for Multimedia Communication. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he had been on the faculty for eight years. He received his Ph.D. in computer science in 1990 from Rice University.

Professor Johnson is leading the Monarch Project, developing adaptive networking protocols and architectures to allow truly seamless wireless and mobile networking. He has also been very active in the Internet Engineering Task Force, were he was one of the main designers of the IETF Mobile IP protocols for IPv4 and IPv6. He is an editor for Mobile Networks and Applications, Wireless Networks, Transactions on Networking, and Mobile Computing and Communications Review; and has served as a member of the technical program committee or executive committee for over 25 international conferences and workshops. He is currently an Executive Committee member and the Treasurer for ACM SIGMOBILE, and is a member of the ACM, IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society, USENIX, Sigma Xi, and the Internet Society.

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Candidate Statement

SIGMOBILE has grown to become a successful, thriving organization, with SIGMOBILE members at the forefront of research in all areas of wireless and mobile computing and communications. SIGMOBILE's financial status and membership base are strong. We publish the excellent newsletter journal Mobile Computing and Communications Review for our members and are behind the prestigious ACM journals Wireless Networks and Mobile Networks and Applications. MobiCom, the flagship conference sponsored by SIGMOBILE, is the premier international conference serving this exciting research area, and several new workshops we have started also appear strong.

I have been proud to be involved in this exciting growth, beginning as a program committee member for the first MobiCom in 1995. I served as Program Co-Chair of MobiCom'97 in Budapest and Finance Chair of MobiCom 2000 in Boston, and have been Treasurer of SIGMOBILE during this transitional period for us as a new SIG. As such, I have tried to keep both SIGMOBILE and MobiCom on sound financial footing and to keep things running smoothly for us through ACM Headquarters. As an Executive Committee member within SIGMOBILE, I have also been actively involved in the planning and organization of the many SIGMOBILE activities.

If elected to continue as SIGMOBILE Treasurer, I will strive to maintain and enhance our current solid financial position and the strengths of these activities. In addition, I would like to help initiate programs to attract new members to SIGMOBILE and to add value for our current members. Although our current membership base is strong, SIGMOBILE is like a great, undiscovered gem among many in the broader wireless and mobile research community and among developers and users of this technology. I would particularly like to increase the involvement of student members in SIGMOBILE, and to broaden the involvement of international members in our organization.