Professional Services

Local Professional Committee

  • Founding Chair of Phoenix Chapter of IEEE Education Society, 2005 – 2020.
  • National Visiting Committee (NVC) for Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC) Networks project, NSF appointed member, 2006 – 2010

Scientific and Professional Society Memberships

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Member 1998-2008, Senior Member 2008-present
    • Special Interest Group in Computer Communication (SIGCOMM)
    • Special Interest Group in Mobile Communication and Computing (SIGMOBILE)
    • Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 2003 – present
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member 1995-2002, Senior Member 2003-2013, Fellow 2014-present
    • Communication Society (COMMSOC)
    • Education Society (EDSOC)
    • Technical Committee on Computer Communication (TCCC)
    • Internet Technical Committee (ITC)
    • Optical Networking Technical Committee (ONTC)
    • Technical Committee on Learning Technologies (TCLT)

Journal Editing

  • Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), Guest Editor, jointly with Tommaso Melodia, for Special Issue on Multimedia Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, 2010.
  • Advances in Multimedia, Associate Editor, 2007 – 2019
  • Computer Networks (Elsevier), Associate Editor, 2009-present.
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Associate Editor, 2009 – 2013
  • IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
    • Associate Editor, 2002.
      • Initiated and oversaw the transition of the manuscript management to the web-based ManuscriptCentral system.
      • Recruited experts in specific areas of communications and networking to editorial board.
    • Editor-in-Chief, January 2003 – February 2007.
      • Responsible for soliciting expert and generalist reviews for submitted manuscripts from editorial board and outside experts and for making editorial decisions based on reviews and own reading. Made 33 editorial decisions on 2003, 72 editorial decisions in 2004, 83 editorial decisions in 2005, and 86 editorial decisions in 2006, each decision involving on average 3.5 expert reviews and 1.5 generalist reviews.
      • Responsible for overseeing production of accepted manuscripts.
      • Responsible for overseeing the editorial board which is composed of approximately 50 leading experts in communications and networking.
      • Responsible for articulating long-term vision of this relative young e-publication. Lobbied IEEE Communications Society leadership for inclusion in the IEEE ComSoc Digital Library, which was achieved in June 2004. Currently lobbying for inclusion in IEEE Xplore digital library.
    • Associate Editor-in-Chief, February 2007 – 2020.
      • Managing editorial board in collaboration with EiC
      • Assist EiC in maintenance of web-based manuscript management system
    • Area Editor, Optical Communications, 2018 – present.
      • Managing optical communications submissions
  • IEEE Computer, Guest Editor, jointly with Amit K. Roy Chowdhury and Bernhard Rinner, Special issue on Smart Camera Networks, 2013-2014.
  • IEEE Transactions on Education, Associate Editor, 2013 – present
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Associate Editor, 2017 – present
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Chair of Steering Committee, 2017 – 2019
  • IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Associate Editor, 2021 – present
  • Int. Journal of Vehicular Technology, Associate Editor, 2007 – 2017
  • Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN), Associate Editor, 2012-2014.
  • Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer), Associate Editor, 2009-present.
  • Optical Switching and Networking (Elsevier), Associate Editor, 2013 – present; Co-Editor-in-Chief, 2018 – present

Arizona State University Committee Service


  • Career Services Advisory Committee, 2007/2008.
  • ASU Family Resources Advisory Board, 2007 – present.
  • ASU Health Services Advisory Committee, 2016 – 2019


  • Master in Computer Engineering (MCE) Planning Committee, member, 2002-2006. Prepared planning authorization for joint EE and CSE masters program.
  • Computer Engineering Program Planning Committee, member, 2009-present. Prepared planning authorization for joint Computer Engineering program. Initiated Computer Engineering program operations.
  • Hiring Committee for Engineering Education faculty position, member and AA/EO representative, 2005.


  • Coordinator for SP/COMM MSE Comprehensive Exam, 2010-2014.
  • EEE/CSE 120 Course Committee, member, 2001 – present.