Nitin Vaidya received Ph.D. from
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is presently
an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the
Texas A&M University. He has held visiting positions
at Microsoft Research, Sun Microsystems and the
Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay.
His current research is in the areas of wireless networking
and mobile computing, and he presently leads several
funded research projects in these areas. His research has
been funded by various agencies, including the National
Science Foundation, DARPA, Microsoft Research and Sun Microsystems.
Nitin Vaidya is a recipient of a CAREER award from the
National Science Foundation.
Nitin has served on the program committees of several
conferences and workshops, and presently serves as the
General Chair for the 2001 ACM Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking
and Computing (MobiHoc). He is presently a speaker for the
Distinguished Visitor Program of the IEEE Computer Society.
He is a senior member of IEEE Computer Society and a member
of the ACM.
For additional information see: http://www.cs.tamu.edu/faculty/vaidya
In the initial years of its existence, SIGMOBILE has been quite
successful, and has already established a premier conference
(MobiCom), as well as an excellent newsletter (MC2R). If elected as
Vice-Chair, I hope to work to increase the reach and impact of
SIGMOBILE activities. Specifically, I will work towards the following
I have been actively performing research in mobile computing and
wireless networking for several years. I have also participated in
organization of several SIGMOBILE-sponsored events, most recently
serving as Co-Program Chair for MobiHoc 2000, and now as General Chair
for MobiHoc 2001. I believe that I will be able to contribute
significantly towards the growth of SIGMOBILE, and I hope that you
will support my candidacy for the position of Vice-Chair.
- Establish one more SIGMOBILE-sponsored high-quality
conference. While MobiCom has been very successful, the research
activity in mobile computing has increased significantly in recent
years, which calls for additional venues for presentation of research
results. The recently initiated MobiHoc symposium, for which I
presently serve as General Chair, may potentially be developed into
the second flagship conference for SIGMOBILE.
- Increase participation in SIGMOBILE activities by physical layer
researchers, with the goal of improving their interaction with upper
layer designers. Such interactions are likely to be very beneficial to
performance of future wireless mobile environments.
- Expand co-operation with related ACM SIGs (such as SIGCOMM,
SIGACT and SIGCHI), and organize cross-disciplinary workshops on
topics of mutual interest in order to bring in expertise from other
relevant areas to mobile computing.
- Since adequate membership enrollment is critical to the success
of any SIG, I plan to help continue membership drives to increase
SIGMOBILE membership level.
- Work with the MC2R newsletter editors to improve the depth and
breadth of the newsletter content.