Jose Joaquin (J.J.) Garcia-Luna-Aceves currently leads research on ad hoc networking and wireless networking for multiple industry and government clients at PARC. He is also a Jack Baskin Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he leads the Computer Communication Research Group dedicated to basic and applied research in computer communication.
J.J. previously held roles at SRI International, Sun Labs, and NOKIA. He has been General Chair or a Program Chair of multiple industry-leading conferences, including ACM MobiCom 2008, IEEE SECON 2005, ACM MobiHoc 2002, ACM MobiCom 2000, ACM SIG Multimedia, ACM Multimedia 1993, IEEE MULTIMEDIA 1992, ACM SIGCOMM 1988, ACM SIGCOMM 1987, and ACM SIGCOMM 1986. J.J. has published more than 400 papers – including numerous award-winning papers – on adaptive routing algorithms; multicasting and broadcasting; multipath and quality-of-service routing; transmission scheduling; link control; collision avoidance and resolution; modeling; topology control; network-supported collaboration; and network systems, architectures, and security.
A fellow of the IEEE and ACM, J.J. holds over 35 U.S. patents. In 2011, the IEEE Computer Society awarded him a Technical Achievement Award; given to only five recipients, this prestigious award recognizes outstanding and innovative contributions – within the past 10-15 years – to the fields of computer and information science and engineering or computer technology. Dr. Garcia-Luna-Aceves was recognized for his "pioneering contributions to the theory and design of communication protocols for ad-hoc wireless networks."