Biography

Abraham Matta is a Professor of Computer Science at Boston University. He served as Chair of the Computer Science Department during 2018-2024. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1995. He works on the design of network protocols and architectures based on a range of computer science principles (such as inter-process communication, decomposition, and recursion), mathematical techniques (such as probabilistic analysis, queuing theory, optimization, and control theory), and performance evaluation tools (such as simulation and emulation). Application domains include the Internet, wireless, mobile, sensor and disruption-tolerant networks, cloud and distributed systems. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed technical papers. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER award (1997). He won a patent (2011), two best-paper awards (2008 and 2010) on his work on wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, and a best paper award (2021) on his work on cloud application management. He has been involved with the GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) project since 2013 as an experimenter and in outreach and education activities, including national and international collaboration meetings on cyberinfrastructure. He has been serving on the FABRIC Scientific Advisory Board since January 2020, and the FOUNT Scientific Advisory Board since November 2023. He has served as chair or co-chair of many technical program committees, such as the IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (2012), IEEE Computer Communications Workshop (2011), and IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (2005). He has served on many organizing committees, including as general chair of the 4th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (2006). He is a senior member of the ACM and IEEE. He leads the Distributed Applications, Systems & Networks Group, and is a member of the Networks Research Group at BU CS. He is currently serving as Associate Editor for IEEE Networking Letters.

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