SIGMOBILE Vice Chair Candidate
Jason Redi

Jason Redi
Biographical Information

Jason Redi received a B.S. in computer engineering from Lehigh University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Boston University. He is presently the Director of Research and Development in the Mobile Networking Systems department of BBN Technologies. Dr. Redi has been the lead architect in numerous projects to design and deploy large mobile ad hoc wireless networks including the DARPA Small Unit Operations (SUO) program. He is currently the Principal Investigator of a program for energy-conserving networks for small robots, as well the Principal Investigator for the DARPA FCS effort on ad hoc networking using directional antennas.

Dr. Redi is author of twenty-five papers and patents in the area of mobile computing and communications. He is the founding associate editor of ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R), and on the editorial board of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. He has been on the organizing and technical program committees for numberous conferences in including MobiCom, MobiHOC, and WCNC. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and the Order of the Engineer.

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Candidate Statement

SIGMOBILE has made tremendous gains in the past few years. We have built a frequently referenced journal, a world-renowned conference, and numerous flourishing workshops. However, SIGMOBILE is completely dependent upon its volunteers for everything from conference organization to publication formatting and design. This means that in order for SIGMOBILE to continue to survive, the members of the executive committee need to go beyond simply holding titles and be willing to put in the long hours for the good of the SIG. As Associate Editor of MC2R and member of the executive committee, I have been heavily involved in the SIG since the very beginning and feel my tireless efforts speak well of my dedication to our group. I am proud of what we have built from scratch and our continued growth. Moreover, I am motivated and passionate about focusing on the longer term future of the SIG and am therefore asking for your vote for vice-chair.

There are a number of steps we need to take to continue to expand our services to members and to ensure that SIGMOBILE is seen as home of the "mobile experts":

  • Increase access for students to workshops and conferences through broad financial assistance.
  • Expand and enhance our flagship journal by broadening its resources, increasing volunteers and working closely with sister publications.
  • Provide greater educational guidance through book recommendations, on-line seminal papers, and on-line tutorials.
  • Increase visibility of SIGMOBILE by continuing to bring together large numbers of practitioners and researchers.
Providing these goals requires SIGMOBILE expansion and financial health. Through hard work we can provide these through a strong, focused mix of publicity, volunteer outreach and more direct involvement of industry and universities. In closing, I am asking for your vote, and also that you expand your own involvement to help solidify this as the SIG of mobile experts.