Mario Gerla, UCLA, USA
Dr. Mario Gerla is a Professor in the Computer Science Dept at UCLA.
Dr. Mario Gerla is a Professor in the Computer Science Dept at UCLA. He holds an Engineering
degree from Politecnico di Milano, Italy and the Ph.D. degree from UCLA. He became IEEE
Fellow in 2002. At UCLA, he was part of the team that developed the early ARPANET protocols
under the guidance of Prof. Leonard Kleinrock. He joined the UCLA Faculty in 1976.
At UCLA he has designed network protocols including ad hoc wireless clustering, multicast (ODMRP and CODECast) and Internet transport (TCP Westwood). He has lead the ONR MINUTEMAN project, designing the next generation scalable airborne Internet for tactical and homeland defense scenarios. He is now leading several advanced wireless network projects under Industry and Government funding. His team is developing a Vehicular Testbed for safe navigation, content distribution, urban sensing and intelligent transport. Parallel research activities are wireless medical monitoring using smart phones and cognitive radios in urban environments.
He has served as a Technical Program Committee member of many international conferences, and is active in the organization of conferences and workshops, including MedHocNet and WONS. He serves on the IEEE TON Scientific Advisory Board. He was recently recognized with the annual MILCOM Technical Contribution Award for 2011 and the IEEE Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Society Achievement Award in 2011.