SIGMOBILE Chair Candidate
David B. Johnson

David Johnson
Biographical Information

David B. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. He was previously an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was on the faculty for eight years. Dr. Johnson leads the Monarch Project, developing adaptive networking protocols and architectures for seamless wireless and mobile networking. He has also been very active in the Internet Engineering Task Force and is one of the main designers of the standardized IETF Mobile IP protocols for IPv4 and IPv6. Other widely referenced results from his research include the DSR ad hoc network routing protocol and the wireless and mobile extensions in the ns-2 network simulator. He received his Ph.D. in 1990 from Rice University.

Dr. Johnson served as the General Chair for MobiCom 2003 and Program Chair for MobiHoc 2002 and MobiCom 1997. He has been a member of the Program Committee for over 35 international conferences and workshops and has been an editor for MC2R and several other journals. He has been the SIGMOBILE Treasurer since 1997 and received the SIGMOBILE Distinguished Service Award in 2001 "in recognition of his perennially vital and consistently excellent service to ACM SIGMOBILE MobiCom."

Candidate Statement

SIGMOBILE is a vibrant and healthy organization. We are financially sound and have grown rapidly in membership and activities. In addition to our flagship conference MobiCom and journal MC2R, SIGMOBILE's activities have grown to include MobiHoc, MobiSys, SenSys, and numerous workshops and tutorials. I am proud to have been SIGMOBILE's Treasurer for the past seven years, throughout this exciting success and growth of our SIG. I am passionately dedicated to the success of SIGMOBILE and our activities, and have worked tirelessly in front of and behind the scenes to make this possible. I have been involved in almost every SIGMOBILE conference since the first MobiCom, and have undertaken many initiatives as a member of the SIGMOBILE Executive Committee including helping to found MobiSys as a new venue for the best research in mobile systems.

My priorities as SIGMOBILE Chair will include (1) helping our conferences to grow and expanding opportunities for our community while maintaining the very high quality of our conferences; (2) actively promoting SIGMOBILE membership in industry and academia around the world; (3) expanding services for our members; (4) increasing travel grants for students and involvement of new professionals in our field; and (5) maintaining and continuing to enhance SIGMOBILE's technical strength, community leadership, and financial health.

The area of mobile computing and wireless networking is very active in research and in industry. If we maintain our strengths and continue to welcome new evolving research areas as the field grows, SIGMOBILE will continue to flourish as the premier organization in this area, sponsoring the premier conferences and workshops. I have the experience and am eager to work toward further building and improving SIGMOBILE. I will always be open to input and suggestions from SIGMOBILE members, and I look forward to continuing to serve SIGMOBILE as your next Chair.