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 a Division Scientist in the Mobile Networking Systems Department of BBN Technologies, where he leads a variety of projects involved in the research and implementation of mobile ad hoc networking systems. His current work includes ad hoc networks with directional antennas, networking for autonomous robot teams, MAC protocols for MIMO radios, and low power communications.

Dr. Redi is author of over thirty papers and patents in the area of mobile computing and communications, including the best classified paper at MILCOM 2002. He is currently the General Chair of ACM SenSys 2005, and was the recipient of the 2003 ACM SIGMOBILE Distinguished Service Award. He has previously been the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor of ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R), and is currently on the editorial board of Ad Hoc Networks, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks, and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. He's a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of ACM, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi.

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Candidate Statement

SIGMOBILE has made tremendous gains in the past few years. We have founded a frequently referenced journal, a set of world-renowned conferences, and numerous flourishing workshops. However, all of these gains have not come easily--they have been started and nurtured by a group of volunteers who have been passionate enough to contribute their ideas and energy towards making SIGMOBILE a better group. For our SIG to continue to flourish, expand and provide increased services to the members, the members of the executive committee must be willing to put in the long, thankless hours for the good of the SIG. As a prior recipient of the SIGMOBILE Distinguished Service Award, and current General Chair of SenSys, I am aware of what it takes to maintain a successful SIG. 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:

  • Increased access for students to conferences and workshops through broader financial assistance.
  • New, working group-style forums that encourage cross-disciplinary and cross-organizational interaction
  • Provide greater educational guidance through book recommendations, on-line seminal papers, and on-line tutorials. We need to rebuild and accurately maintain our database of PhD theses.
  • Increased interactions with similar organizations in computing and communications in order to broaden our focus and encourage learning and discovery of new areas of mobile computing and networking.

Providing these goals requires SIGMOBILE expansion and financial health. Through hard work we can provide these through a strong, focused mix of increased conferences, publicity, volunteer outreach and more direct involvement of industry and universities. In closing, I ask for your vote as vice-chair of SIGMOBILE. Together we can make this the best SIG in ACM.