Tarek Abdelzaher received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1990 and 1994 respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1999 on Quality of Service Adaptation in Real-Time Systems. He has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, where he founded the Software Predictability Group, until his promotion with tenure in 2005. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He has authored/coauthored three book chapters and more than 60 refereed publications in leading conferences and journals in several fields including real-time computing, distributed systems, sensor networks, and control. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Real-Time Systems, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, the ACM Transaction on Sensor Networks, the International Journal of Embedded Systems and the Ad Hoc Networks Journal, as well as Editor of ACM SIGBED Review. He was Guest Editor for the Journal of Computer Communications and the Journal of Real-Time Systems, and is Co-Editor of IEEE Distributed Systems Online. He served on numerous technical program committees in real-time computing, networking, quality of service, distributed systems, sensor networks, multimedia, and mobile computing, among others. He also held several conference organization positions including Program Chair of RTAS 2004, Finance Chair of IPSN 2006, Sensor Networks Vice Chair of RTSS 2005 and ICDCS 2006, System Vice-Chair of DCoSS 2006, and General Chair of RTAS 2005. He is currently Finance Chair of Sensys 2006, Program Chair of RTSS 2006 and General Chair of IPSN 2007. Abdelzaher's research interests lie broadly in understanding and controlling the temporal properties of software systems in the face of increasing complexity, distribution, and degree of embedding in an external physical environment. Tarek Abdelzaher is a member of IEEE and ACM.
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