J.J. GARCIA-LUNA-ACEVES
Baskin Professor of Computer Engineering

Phone: 831-459-4153
Fax: 831-459-4829
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Jack Baskin School of Engineering
Computer Engineering Department
317 Engineering 2 Bldg
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064


B.S., Electrical Engineering, Universidad Iberoamericana ("La Ibero"), Mexico City, Mexico in 1977. M.S. and Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1980 and 1983, respectively.

Dr. Garcia-Luna-Aceves is the Jack Baskin Endowed Professor of Computer Engineering, is a Principal Scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and is the Chair of the Computer Engineering Department at UCSC.

Prior to joining UCSC in 1993, he was a Center Director at SRI International in Menlo Park, California. He first joined SRI as an SRI International Fellow in 1982. He was a Visiting Professor at Sun Labs in Menlo Park, California in 1999, and was a Principal of Protocol Design for NOKIA from 1999 to 2003.

Dr. Garcia-Luna-Aceves was elected a Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (Academia Mexicana de Ciencias) in 2013. He received the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award in 2011 ``for pioneering contributions to the theory and design of communication protocols for ad-hoc wireless networks." He received the IEEE Communications Society Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Technical Committee (AHSN TC) Technical Recognition Award in 2012 “for fundamental contributions to the theory and design of communication protocols for routing and channel access in ad-hoc wireless networks.” He was elected an IEEE Fellow in 2006, an ACM Fellow in 2008, and a AAAS Fellow in 2010. 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 was appointed Visiting Professor at the Computing Research Center of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City, Mexico, in 2012.

He has coauthored the book Multimedia Communications: Protocols and Applications (Prentice-Hall), holds 45 U.S. patents and has published more than 450 papers on computer communication in journals, conferences, and books. Many of the papers he has published since joining UCSC are available on-line from the CCRG publications page. He is the co-recipient of the IEEE Fred W. Ellersick 2008 MILCOM Award for Best Unclassified Paper. He is also the co-recipient of Best Paper Awards at the European Wireless Conference 2010, IEEE MASS 2008, SPECTS 2007, IFIP Networking 2007, and IEEE MASS 2005 conferences; and of the Best Student Paper Award at the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

Dr. Garcia-Luna-Aceves has been Program Co-Chair of ADHOC-NOW 2009, the General Chair of the ACM MobiCom 2008 conference, the General Chair of the IEEE Second Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (IEEE SECON 2005), Program Co-Chair of the ACM MobiHoc 2002 Conference and the ACM MobiCom 2000 Conference, Chair of the ACM SIG Multimedia, General Chair of the first ACM conference on multimedia: ACM MULTIMEDIA '93, Program Chair of the IEEE MULTIMEDIA '92 Workshop, General Chair of the ACM SIGCOMM '88 Symposium, and Program Chair of the ACM SIGCOMM '87 Workshop and the ACM SIGCOMM '86 Symposium. He helped start the ACM SIG on Multimedia and has served in the Steering Commitee for the ACM MobiHoc Conference Series. He has also been a member of the program and organizing committees of numerous IFIP 6.5, ACM, IEEE, and SPIE conferences on computer communication, networks, and distributed systems. He has been on the editorial boards of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, the ACM Multimedia Systems Journal, and the Journal of High Speed Networks.

He has served in the IEEE Internet Technology Award Committee, the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal Committee, and the National Research Council Panel on Digitization and Communications Science of the Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board.

His current research interest is the analysis and design of algorithms and protocols for computer communication. At UCSC, he leads the Computer Communication Research Group (CCRG), which is home to many research projects that focus on wireless networks and internetworking, and which are currently sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO), the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), and industry.

He teaches courses in computer networks (CMPE 150, CMPE 152, CMPE 252A, CMPE252B, CMPE257, and CMPE 255), logic design (CMPE 100), performance analysis (CMPE 107), and applied discrete mathematics (CMPE 16). He is very proud of the growing number of CCRG alumni, who include 26 Ph.D. graduates. CCRG includes many students and a number of research scientists.


Short version of JJ's bio :-) DO NOT CLICK HERE!

JJ attended La Ibero thinking he liked painting and became an engineer. From 1977 to 1978, he was a lecturer at La Ibero while trying to learn English; his students at UCSC would say he did not succeed. From 78 to 82, JJ attended UH to learn surfing and get a tan, but had to settle for a Ph.D. in EE. He joined SRI in 1982 to follow Frank Kuo, his thesis advisor, finish his thesis, and have some fun, but became a manager instead. In 93, he joined a life-long surfing opportunity at UCSC, coupled with strenuous banana-slug-chasing aerobics. He thought he would teach his students in CCRG something, but is constantly learning from them. He is very happy to finally be able to surf....even though is just in the WWW :-)


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