SIGMOBILE Treasurer Candidate
Yongguang Zhang

Yongguang Zhang
Biographical Information

Yongguang Zhang is a Senior Research Scientist at HRL Labs. He is leading research projects in the mobile wireless networks and systems area, and has made technical contributions in internetworking techniques, system developments, and security mechanisms for satellite networks, ad hoc networks, and 3G wireless systems. He has been a co-PI in a DARPA Next Generation Internet project and has provided technical leaderships in five other DARPA-funded wireless network research projects. He has helped HRL building three research directions in satellite networks, mobile ad hoc networks, and information security. He has published over 50 technical papers and one book. He was a Guest Editor for an issue of ACM MONET Journal, the primary organizer and Co-Chair for ACM Workshop on Satellite-Based Information Services (WOSBIS'97), Technical Area Co-Chair for the 10th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS'2004), and a founding Co-Chair of IETF UniDirectional Link Routing (UDLR) working group. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University in 1994. He was also an adjunct professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin from 2001 to 2003.

Candidate Statement

I have been actively involved in the SIGMOBILE community since its inception and since the first MobiCom conference. I organized one of the first MobiCom workshops, WOSBIS, in 1996-1998, and served on many SIGMOBILE conference committees. My research and professional career has benefited from this community tremendously and I would like to contribute to it in a bigger capacity, as your Treasurer for SIGMOBILE.

If elected, first and foremost I will strive to maintain and enhance its current financial situation. For the past eight years, Dave Johnson has done a wonderful job as the past Treasurer. I will follow his steps to continue improving the strengths of SIGMOBILE membership and activities.

I would also like to help expand SIGMOBILE's international community. Asia has surpassed the US and Europe in the user base of mobile communication technology. It should be the next focus for SIGMOBILE to enhance its present position and to better involve their professional community. I will work with our executive committee and international members to create, organize, and promote new SIGMOBILE-sponsored activities in Asia.