Advisory Board Participants
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.
Raouf BoutabaRaouf Boutaba received the M.S. and a Ph.D. degrees from the Université de Pierre et Marie Curie (France) in 1990 and 1994 respectively. He is currently a Professor with the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea. His research interests are in resource, network and service management in wired and wireless networked systems with a current focus on network virtualization, cloud computing and information centric networking. He published over 300 papers in IEEE journals and conferences and holds two US patents.
For his contributions, Dr. Boutaba received several recognitions. At the University of Waterloo, he was awarded a Fellowship of the Faculty of Mathematics (2003-2005), a David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellowship (2007-2009), and the University Outstanding Performance Award in 2008 and in 2011. He is the recipient of the Premier's Research Excellence Award, Ontario, Canada in 2000. He received a Research Excellence Award in 2004 and an Award for Leadership Excellence in Technology Transfer in 2005 both from NORTEL Networks. In 2009, he received the Discovery Accelerator Award from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He received the Dan Stokesberry Award in 2009 "presented to an individual who has made a particularly distinguished technical contribution to the growth of the network management field". He is an IEEE Fellow with the citation: "for contributions to network management methodologies and applications".
For his service, Raouf received several ComSoc awards including the Harold Sobol Award in 2007 "For envisioning and implementing a converged strategy for the Society's network operations and management events that significantly increased their value to the industry and academic community in this field." and the Joseph LoCicero Award in 2009 "For outstanding service as founding Editor-in- Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Network & Service Management." He also received the IFIP Silver Core in 2007 for his Service as the Chair of the IFIP Working Group on Networks and Distributed Systems Management. In 2012, he received the Salah Aidarous Award "presented to an individual who has provided unremitting service and dedication to the IT and Telecommunications Network Operations and Management community".
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".
Roy RussellRoy Russell is an entrepreneur with 40 years of experience in software and technology development. He led product and service development efforts as founding CTO of Zipcar. Zipcar’s service, enabled by sophisticated yet easy-to-use application of technology, has been widely praised and the technology has garnered numerous awards. He was CTO of Buzzcar, a peer-to-peer car-sharing venture and of Veniam, a mesh-enabled vehicular wireless networking company. He is co-founder of Upgrade Cambridge, a grass roots effort to bring municipal broadband to the City of Cambridge, MA. Roy has a BSEE from MIT.
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.
DateOctober 19, 2018
LocationAuditório Prof. Dr. Carlos Borrego
Departamento de Ambiente
Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago