SIGMOBILE Secretary Candidate
Raghupathy Sivakumar

Raghupathy Sivakumar
Biographical Information

Raghupathy Sivakumar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Young Faculty Award at the School of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Tech (2004), the ACM MobiCom Best Student Paper Award (Co-author, 2003), and the winner of the David J. Kuck Best Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois (2001). He is also the winner of the University Gold Medal from Anna University (1996).

He currently serves as the finance chair for the ACM MobiHoc 2005 conference. In the past, he has served as the technical program vice-chair for the IEEE ICC 2003 conference, the student travel awards chair for the ACM SenSys 2003 conference, the registration chair for the ACM MobiHoc 2003 conference, and the local arrangements chair for the ACM MobiCom 2002 conference. He serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, the ACM MC2R, and Elsevier Science's Computer Networks Journal, and has served on the Program Committees of several IEEE and ACM conferences.

Candidate Statement

I have been an active participant in the SIGMOBILE community for the past eight years, ever since I was a student. Over the last few years, I have served as a member of the organizing committees of several SIGMOBILE sponsored conferences including MobiCom, MobiHoc, and SenSys, playing roles ranging from the local arrangements chair to the finance chair. In addition, I have also been serving as the MC2R associate editor for a little over a year. The above experience has given me tremendous insights into both the strengths of our community, as well as the key issues that need to be addressed in the upcoming years to continue the process of making SIGMOBILE one of the leading SIGs of ACM.

If given the opportunity to serve as a secretary on the executive committee, I will focus on the following:

  • Membership with industry participation - increasing the SIGMOBILE membership base with particular emphasis on encouraging more industry participation;
  • Coordination with standards bodies - developing better coordination between the SIG and standards bodies in the areas of wireless networking and mobile computing;
  • MC2R - making MC2R into a true first avenue of archival publication considered by members of the community;
  • Conferences - maintaining the excellent standards of the SIG's sponsored conferences while at the same time creating programs to enable peer exchange of ideas on the art of selecting and presenting research problems and solutions; and
  • Community development - designing strategies to increase the sense of community among a larger section of the membership base.