About the Author
Xuemin (Sherman) Shen received a B.Sc (1982) degree from Dalian Maritime University (China) and M.Sc (1987) and Ph.D degrees (1990) from Rutgers University, New Jersey (USA), all in electrical engineering. He is a University Research Chair Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. His research focuses on mobility and resource management in interconnected wireless/wired networks, UWB wireless communications networks, wireless network security, wireless body area networks and vehicular ad hoc and sensor networks. He is a co-author of three books, and has published more than 400 papers and book chapters in wireless communications and networks, control and filtering. He serves as the Tutorial Chair for IEEE ICC’08, the Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE Globecom’07, the General Co-Chair for Chinacom’07 and QShine’06 and the Founding Chair for IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on P2P Communications and Networking. He also serves as a Founding Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications; Editor-in-Chief for Peer-to-Peer Networking and Application; Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology; KICS/IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks, Computer Networks; ACM/Wireless Networks; and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (Wiley), etc. He has also served as Guest Editor for IEEE JSAC, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Magazine and ACM Mobile Networks and Applications, etc. Dr Shen received the Excellent Graduate Supervision Award in 2006, and the Outstanding Performance Award in 2004 and 2008 from the University of Waterloo, the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (PREA) in 2003 from the Province of Ontario, Canada, and the Distinguished Performance Award in 2002 and 2007 from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo. Dr Shen is a Fellow of IEEE, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He is also a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario, Canada.
Jon W. Mark received a B.A.Sc degree from the University of Toronto in 1962, and M.Eng. and Ph.D degrees from McMaster University in 1968 and 1970, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 1962 to 1970, he was an engineer and then a senior engineer at Canadian Westinghouse Co. Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In September 1970 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, where he is currently a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He served as the Department Chairman during the period July 1984–June 1990. In 1996 he established the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Waterloo and is currently serving as its founding Director. Dr Mark has been on sabbatical leave at the following places: IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, as a Visiting Research Scientist (1976–77); AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, as a Resident Consultant (1982–83); Laboratoire MASI, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, as an Invited Professor (1990–91); and Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore, as a Visiting Professor (1994–95). He has previously worked in the areas of adaptive equalization, image and video coding, spread spectrum communications, computer communication networks, ATM switch design and traffic management. His current research interests are in broadband wireless communications and networking, resource and mobility management, and cross domain interworking. He is a co-author of the text entitled Wireless Communications and Networking (Prentice-Hall, 2003), and the book entitled Wireless Broadband Networks (Wiley, 2009). A Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Life Fellow of IEEE, Dr Mark is the recipient of the 2000 Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research and the 2000 Award of Merit of the Education Foundation of the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals. He was an editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications (1983–1990), a member of the Inter-Society Steering Committee of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (1992–2003), a member of the IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee (1995–1998), an editor of Wireless Networks (1993–2004), and an associate editor of Telecommunication Systems (1994–2004). He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Wiley Series Advanced Texts in Communications and Networking.