Dr. Martin Griss is Director of the Silicon Valley Campus, Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center and Director of the Disaster Management Initiative. He has nearly 40 years of academic and industrial research experience. He currently leads research into context-aware mobile applications and technologies for emergency response, and the SmartSpaces sensor-enabled environment, applying mobile technology and context-aware software agents to improve the mobile user experience in multiple domains. He has CERT and amateur radio training and certification. Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, he spent two decades at Hewlett Packard, in roles as diverse as Principal Laboratory Scientist, Director of HP's 70 person Software Technology Laboratory, and manager of several research departments. He was previously an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Utah and adjunct professor at UCSC. At HP Labs he led work on software agents, software tools and process, UML standards, and component-based software engineering. He has lectured widely, consulted to numerous companies, and has published over 60 articles, book chapters and tutorials on software engineering, component-based development, software reuse and software agents. He earned a B.Sc in Math/Physics from the Technion and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois.
Dr. Patrick Tague is a member of the research faculty at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley. He received MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and BS degrees in Mathematics and Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota. His PhD research focused on modeling and evaluating vulnerabilities in wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks and designing networking protocols that are robust to failure and attack. His general research interests include mobile communication systems, statistical modeling and inference, and network security, mesh networks and delayed tolerant networking.
Faisal Luqman is a PhD Candidate in the Carnegie Mellon University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He received his BS and MS degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as a Masters in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He has direct experience in collaborative and mobile networking technologies at Oracle Corporation. He was also a Research Intern in the Software Engineering and Technologies Laboratories (SETLabs) at Infosys Technologies where he researched methods to improve TCP performance in wireless networks and designed and implemented a discriminator for differentiating between wireless and congestion losses in wired-wireless networks and corresponding dynamic MAC layer retransmissions (protocol was simulated on a network simulator, ns2 using tcl/Otcl and C++).
Dr. Joy Zhang is an assistant professor, with a background in mobile computing, statistical natural language processing and machine learning. Zhang has strong experience in statistical natural language processing, in particular mobile language translation and understanding. Zhang proposed using behavior language to represent and model mobile user behavior, including activity segmentation, retrieval from lifelog and geo-trace modeling. Zhang has developed several indoor positioning algorithms based on WiFi RSS signature and statistical dead reckoning model.
Wendy Fong is the Sr. Strategic Programs Manager for Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley. As Chairman and President of the J Consortium, Wendy led 20 companies through worldwide review and voting to standardize the first International Java language specification. For this work, she won the top Standards of the Year award at Hewlett-Packard where she worked for 23 years as Standards Manager Embedded Systems, Internet Planning Manager and External Research Program Manager. At Microsoft for 7 years, Wendy won the top Business achievement award for her work on standardizing mobile phone technology. Wendy was the Sr. Connectivity Planning Manager and Standards Manager Mobility. Wendy joined Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley in September 2009 and is focused on growing the CyLab Mobility Research Center.