November 28, 2005
Two UCSC engineering professors named IEEE
By Tim Stephens
Two faculty members of the Baskin School of Engineering have
been elected Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE). They are J. J. García-Luna-Aceves,
Baskin Professor of Computer Engineering, and Darrell Long,
Malavalli Professor of Storage Systems.
J. J. García-Luna-Aceves
(above) and Darrell Long
The IEEE Board of Directors confers this honor on a select
group of recipients with an extraordinary record of accomplishments
in designated fields. In electing García-Luna-Aceves
and Long as IEEE Fellows, the board cited García-Luna-Aceves's
"contributions to theory and design of communication protocols
for network routing and channel access" and Long's "contributions
to storage systems architecture and performance." Both
are recognized internationally as leaders in their respective
García-Luna-Aceves heads the Computer Communication
Research Group (CCRG) at UCSC. His current research projects
focus on wireless networks and Internetworking, including a
$5.2 million collaborative project sponsored by the U.S. Army
Research Office to develop a general theory of complex and dynamic
wireless communication networks.
García-Luna-Aceves is a principal scientist at the Palo
Alto Research Center and was formerly a center director at SRI
International, a visiting professor at Sun Microsystems Labs,
and a principal of protocol design for Nokia. He received the
SRI International Exceptional Achievement Award in 1985 for
his work on multimedia communications and again in 1989 for
his work on adaptive routing algorithms. He coauthored the book
Multimedia Communications: Protocols and Applications
(Prentice-Hall, 1998) and has published nine U.S. patents and
300 papers on computer communication.
García-Luna-Aceves earned his B.S. in electrical engineering
from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and his M.S.
and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Hawaii.
He joined the UCSC faculty in 1993.
Long serves as associate dean for research and graduate studies
in the Baskin School of Engineering and is director of the Storage
Systems Research Center (SSRC), a leading center for research
on data storage and storage systems. He also serves on a standing
committee of the National Research Council on technology and
Research in the SSRC focuses on caching, storage systems hierarchies,
peta-scale storage systems, distributed storage systems, and
security and performance. Long has broad research interests
in the area of computing systems, including operating systems,
distributed systems, high-performance storage systems, fault
tolerance, performance evaluation, and mobile computing. He
has received an IBM Faculty Award and several IBM Research Invention
Achievement Awards. He has more than 125 research publications
and numerous patents related to storage systems.
Long earned his B.S. in computer science from San Diego State
University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from
UC San Diego. He joined the UCSC faculty in 1988.
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