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 MobiCom 2003 Keynote Speech

Dr. Paul J. Kolodzy   Dr. Paul J. Kolodzy
Director, Wireless Network Security Center (WiNSeC)
Stevens Institute of Technology

Previously Senior Spectrum Policy Advisor
and Director of the Spectrum Policy Task Force, FCC,
and Program Manager, DARPA

Tuesday, September 16, 2003
9:00 AM-10:00 AM

 
Paul J. Kolodzy has been the Director of the Wireless Network Security Center (WiNSeC) at Stevens Institute of Technology since November 2002. WiNSeC provides leadership in advanced technologies to provide secure, interoperable wireless operations for consumer, commercial, financial, defense, and public safety applications under duress and within complex environments. He also is a member of the faculty in the schools of Engineering and Technology Management.

Previously, he was the Senior Spectrum Policy Advisor at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Director of Spectrum Policy Task Force charged with developing the next generation spectrum policy during 2002. The Task Force did the first ever comprehensive assessment of the Commission's current spectrum policy model and subsequent development of new approaches to regulating spectrum usage. The output of the Task Force recommended a substantial overhaul of the FCC's spectrum management model and modernization of the approach to governing spectrum usage.

Before joining the FCC, Dr. Kolodzy was a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) in the Advanced Technology Office during 1999-2002. Managed R&D for communications programs to develop generation-after-next capabilities. Inclusive in these efforts was the developments in the areas of a man-portable software definable radio prototype and a key enabling spectrum utilization project using dynamic frequency assignments that has profound impact to commercial and military spectrum policy.

He was also previously Director of Signal Processing and Strategic Initiatives at Sanders, A Lockheed Martin Company, where his responsibilities included managing the advanced technology focused on Information Warfare, Electronic Warfare, and Signal Intelligence techniques. He was also Group Leader/Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory during 1985-1996 in the area of Optical Systems for Laser Radars, Signal Processing, and Target Recognition for Acoustics, RF (SAR), and Optical signatures. At MIT Lincoln Labs, he initiated the development of advanced underwater acoustic technology efforts to greatly enhance submarine detection capability, and co-authored the DARPA National Study on Neural Networks in 1988.



 Luncheon Speech

Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz   Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz
Ken Byers Distinguished Chair Professor in Telecommunications
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

2003 SIGMOBILE Outstanding Contribution Award Winner

InterPlaNetary Internet:
State-of-the-Art and Research Challenges


Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Lunch, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

 
The vision of future space exploration includes missions to deep space that require communication among planets, moons, satellites, asteroids, robotic spacecraft, and crewed vehicles. In addition, these missions require autonomous space data delivery at high data rates, interactivity among the in-space instruments, security of operations, and seamless inter-operability between in-space entities. The main objective of the presented work is to realize communication between in-space entities allowing large volume of scientific data to be collected from planets and moons.

The most important characteristics and challenges posed by the InterPlaNetary Internet are: very long propagation delays, high link error rates, blackouts, and bandwidth asymmetry. The existing protocols are far from addressing these challenges. In this talk, new architectures and protocols, according challenges are presented to realize the InterPlanetary Internet.

Biographical Sketch:

Ian F. Akyildiz is the Ken Byers Distinguished Chair Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Director of Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of both Computer Networks and the newly launched Ad Hoc Networks journals (Elsevier). He was the technical program chair and general chair of many conferences, including ACM MobiCom'96, IEEE INFOCOM'98, and IEEE ICC'2003, as well as ACM MobiCom 2002 and ACM SenSys 2003.

Dr. Akyildiz is an IEEE Fellow (1995), an ACM Fellow (1996). He received many awards including the ACM Outstanding Distinguished Lecturer Award for 1994, IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize award (from IEEE Communications Society) in 1996, as well as the IEEE Harry M. Goode Memorial award (from IEEE Computer Society) in 2002 and IEEE Best Tutorial Paper award (IEEE Communications Society) in 2003.

His current research interests are in Wireless Networks, Sensor Networks, InterPlaNetary Internet, Satellite Networks, and the Next Generation Internet.

 
 
 
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