Tuesday, September 22 / 2020

Marwan M. Krunz

Kenneth VonBehren Endowed Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Site Co-director of the NSF BWAC Center University of Arizona
Mailing Address: ECE Bldg., Rm. 365, 1230 East Speedway Blvd., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721

Biographical Sketches

Marwan Krunz is the Kenneth VonBehren Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona (UA). He also holds a joint (courtesy) appointment as a Professor in the Department of Computer Science. From 2008 to 2013, he was the UA site director of "Connection One", an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) that focuses on RF and wireless communication systems and networks. During that period, the center consisted of five participating sites (ASU, UA, OSU, RPI, and the University of Hawaii) and 26+ industrial affiliates. Currently, Dr. Krunz is the UA site co-director of BWAC (Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center), a recently inaugurated NSF I/UCRC that includes UA (lead site), Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, and Auburn University. Dr. Krunz received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University in July 1995. He joined the University of Arizona in January 1997, after a brief postdoctoral stint at the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2010, he was a Visiting Chair of Excellence ("Catedra de Excelencia") at the University of Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), and concurrently a visiting researcher at Institute IMDEA Networks. In summer 2011, he was a Fulbright Senior Specialist, visiting with the University of Jordan, King Abdullah II School of Information Technology. He previously held other visiting research positions at INRIA-Sophia Antipolis, France (2003, 2008, 2011), HP Labs, Palo Alto (2003), University of Paris VI (LIP6 Group, 2006), University of Paris V (LEPADE Group, 2013), and US West Advanced Technologies (1997).

Dr. Krunz's research is in the broad area of wireless communications and networking, with particular emphasis on resource management, adaptive protocols, and security issues. In the last 5 years, he has been involved in NSF and DoD funded projects related to cognitive radios and dynamic spectrum access; wireless security (e.g., obfuscation of transmission signatures, insider attacks, selective-reactive jamming/dropping, randomization, game theoretic countermeasures); 802.11 WLANs; power control protocols; multi-channel MIMO systems (including virtual/cooperative MIMO); secure satellite communications; energy management in solar-powered WSNs; full-duplex communications with imperfect self-interference suppression; media streaming over wireless links; and fault monitoring/detection in optical networks. Previously, he worked on packet scheduling and buffer management in switches and routers, QoS provisioning, effective-bandwidth theory, traffic characterization, and video-on-demand systems. He has published more than 225 journal articles and peer-reviewed conference papers, and is a co-inventor of 5 granted/pending US patents; see Publications for details. Per Google Scholar, his most recent h-index is 48 and his total number of citations is 8410. His research has been funded by NSF, DOD (ARO, AFRL, AFOSR), Qatar, South Korea, and several US and international corporations. His grants include 19 competitive NSF awards, 15 of which he was the lead (or sole) PI.

Dr. Krunz is an IEEE Fellow (class of 2010), an Arizona Engineering Faculty Fellow (2011-2014), and an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer (2013 and 2014). In 2012, he received the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Communications (TCCC) Outstanding Service Award. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER award (1998). He served on the editorial boards of several networking and wireless communications journals, including the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2001-2008), the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2006-2011), the Computer Communications Journal (2001-2011), the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (2010-2014), the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (2013-2014), and the IEEE Communications Interactive Magazine (1998-2003). He was a guest co-editor for special issues in IEEE Micro and IEEE Communications Magazines. Currently, he serves on the editorial board for the recently launched IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He served as a general chair for the 5th ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec'12). He also served as a technical program committee (TPC) chair for INFOCOM 2004 (Hong Kong, March 2004), SECON 2005 (Santa Clara, Sep. 2005), WoWMoM 2006 (Buffalo, New York, June 2006), and Hot Interconnects 9 (San Francisco, August 2001). He has served and continues to serve on the executive and technical program committees of numerous international conferences, and on the panels of several funding agencies. He was the keynote speaker at various conferences, including IEEE ICCSP'15, IEEE CRESS 2014 (1st IEEE International Workshop on Cognitive Radio and Electromagnetic Spectrum Security), IEEE CCW (Sedona, Nov. 2012), IFIP Wireless Days 2011 Conference (Niagara Falls, Oct. 2011), and the IEEE Workshop on Wireless Mesh Networks (WiMesh 2009, Rome, June 2009). He was an invited panelist at various international conferences (e.g., INFOCOM 2009, SECON 2009, etc.). He gave tutorials at premier wireless networking conferences (e.g., MobiCom, MobiHoc). He frequently consults for companies in the telecommunications sector.

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