Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). He is a Professor in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Computing Research Center of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City, Mexico.

He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico in 1977; and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI in 1980 and 1983, respectively. He has been a Principal Scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a Center Director at SRI International (SRI) in Menlo Park, California, a Visiting Professor at Sun Laboratories in Menlo Park, California, and a Principal of Protocol Design at Nokia in Mountain View, California.

Dr. Garcia-Luna-Aceves was elected a Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences in 2013. He is a life fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); and a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

He received the 2023 Harry H. Goode Memorial Award ``for significant and pioneering contributions to algorithms, protocols and architectures for routing in computer networks and the Internet.'' He received the 2016 IEEE MILCOM Technical Achievement Award for sustained contributions to military communications. 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 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 was also the co-recipient of the George E. Pake Golden Oak Award from PARC in 2017 for his contributions to the Content-Centric Networking (CCN) patent portfolio.

Dr. Garcia-Luna-Aceves holds 70 US patents and has published more than 500 papers in journals, conferences, and books. His h-index currently stands at 104. He is a co-recipient of the IEEE Fred W. Ellersick 2008 MILCOM Award for best unclassified paper, and has received Best Paper Awards at ACM PE-WASUN 2022, the International Conference on Ubiquitous Networking `22, IEEE LCN 2022, ACM ICN 2020, IEEE IPCCC 2018, the European Wireless Conference 2010, IEEE MASS 2008, SPECTS 2007, IFIP Networking 2007, IEEE MASS 2005 conferences, and the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. He received the SRI International Exceptional-Achievement Award in 1985 and 1989, and is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America and Who's Who in The World.

He has served as the Inaugural Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia and as General Chair of numerous conferences, including IEEE MASS 2023, IEEE ICNC 2016, ACM MSWIM 2015, ACM MobiCom 2008, IEEE SECON 2005, ACM Multimedia '93, and ACM SIGCOMM '88. He has also served as Program Chair of ACM MobiHoc 2002, ACM MobiCom 2000, IEEE MULTIMEDIA '92, ACM SIGCOMM '87, and ACM SIGCOMM '86.

Dr. Garcia-Luna-Aceves has directed more than 40 Ph.D. theses and more than 40 M.S. theses at UCSC. He directed the Computer Communication Research Group (CCRG) for 30 years, served as the Department Chair of the Computer Engineering Department and the Computer Science and Engineering Department, and also served as Campus Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.

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 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 1993, he joined a life-long surfing opportunity at UCSC, coupled with strenuous banana-slug-chasing aerobics. However, in 2023 he decided to enjoy the balmy winter weather at the University of Toronto. He thought he would teach his students something, but constantly learned from them. He is very happy to finally be able to surf in all sorts of weather conditions....even though it is just in the WWW :-)

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