Advisory Board Participants
François Glineur received dual engineering degrees from Université de Mons and CentraleSupélec in 1997, and a PhD in Applied Sciences from Université de Mons in 2001. He visited Delft University of Technology and McMaster University as a post-doctoral researcher, then joined Université catholique de Louvain where he is currently a professor of applied mathematics at the Engineering School, member of the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics and the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics. He has supervised ten doctoral students and authored more than sixty publications on optimization models and methods (with a focus on convex optimization and algorithmic efficiency) and their engineering applications, as well as on nonnegative matrix factorization and applications to data analysis.
Nagui RouphailDr. Nagui M. Rouphail served as Director of the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University, a post he held from January 2002 through August 2016. Rouphail also holds the rank of Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at NC State University. In 2016 he was named an RTI University Scholar. Previously Rouphail was Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Rouphail is an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of highway capacity and operations, traffic simulation and intelligent transport systems, and the interface of traffic flow and air quality. During his 37 year academic career he has chaired or co-chaired theses and dissertation committees for over 60 graduate students from multiple countries. He has published over one-hundred and sixty refereed journal articles, including winning thirteen best paper awards from TRB, ASCE and ITE. Dr. Rouphail authored a chapter on Traffic Congestion Management in the Handbook on Environmentally Conscious Transportation published by John Wiley and Sons. He served as Associate Editor for several transportation journals including Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, and the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Rouphail generated over $18M in external research support since he came to NC State in 1994. Funding for his research program has come from a variety of sources including NSF, NCHRP, SHRP-2, FHWA, EPA, NIH, STRIDE at the University of Florida, Maryland National Transportation Center, HEI, ARPA-E @ DOE and the Illinois and North Carolina departments of Transportation. He was engaged in multiple international collaborations in Australia, South Africa, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark and Korea. Dr. Rouphail received his BS in Civil Engineering from Cairo University in 1972, and his M.S. and PhD from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1977 and 1981, respectively.
Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo is a professor and FNR PEARL Chair at the University of Luxembourg FSTM and SnT, and Head of the CritiX lab. He is adjunct Professor of the ECE Dept., Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, he has been a professor of the Univ. of Lisbon (PT). He is the representative of UNILU-SnT in ECSO, the European Cyber Security Organisation, and member of its Scientific & Technical Committee (STC). He was Chair of the IFIP WG 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault-Tolerance and vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of the IEEE/IFIP DSN conference. He is Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of the ACM, and associate editor of IEEE Trans. on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC). He is currently interested in architectures, middleware and algorithms for resilient modular and distributed computing, in areas like SDN-based infrastructures; autonomous vehicles from earth to space; digital health and genomics; or blockchain and cryptocurrencies. He is author or co-author of over 200 peer-refereed international publications and co-author of 5 books.
Peter SteenkistePeter Steenkiste is a Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He received the degree of Electrical Engineer from the University of Gent in Belgium in 1982, and the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1983 and 1987, respectively. Peter Steenkiste's research interests are in the areas of networking and distributed computing. While at CMU, Peter Steenkiste worked on Nectar, the first workstation clusters built around a high-performance, switch-based local area network. He contributed both to the optimization of the communication subsystem and to the development of programming tools for workstation clusters. The optimization of application-level communication performance over commodity networks was further explored in the Gigabit Nectar and Credit Net projects. All these projects developed prototype systems that were used by a wide range of application groups, allowing a realistic evaluation of the research.
Peter Steenkiste's current research is in the areas of wireless networking and future Internet architecture. The wireless landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. Not only have we seen a rapid growth in the use of wireless, but we are also seeing different types of deployments (e.g. unplanned and managed residential deployments in addition to traditional campus-style deployments) and more diversity in the technologies (e.g. Bluetooth, sensors, ..). Peter Steenkiste is involved in wireless projects in a number of areas, including self-management techniques for residential networks, emulation as a basis for evaluating wireless technologies, and the use of software radios as a platform for flexible, self-optimizing wireless protocols. In the area of future Internet architecture, Peter Steenkiste heads the eXpressive Internet Architecture (XIA) project. The eXpressive Internet Architecture defines a single network that offers inherent support for communication between multiple communicating principals - including hosts, content, and services - while accommodating unknown future entities. XIA also offers intrinsic security in which the integrity and authenticity of communication is guaranteed. XIA is currently exploring a wide range of topics, including security, transport protocols, network diagnostics, services, management, etc.
Peter Steenkiste is a member of the ACM and a Fellow of the IEEE. He has been on many program committees and he was co-chair for the OPENSIG'99 workshop and the "Eight International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQOS'00)". He was also program chair for HPDC'2000 and general co-chair for ACM SIGCOMM'02. More recently, he was program co-chair for MobiCom 2008. He has been an associated editor for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (1998-1999), IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2000-2003), and Cluster Computing (2000-2004), and the "Journal of Grid Computing".