I am a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Co-Director of Pervasive Computing and Networking Center here at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. I received MS. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, both from Columbia University , in 1987 and 1994, respectively. Before joining RPI, I was a Member of the Technical Staff at the Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. My current research interests include bioinformatics, medical informatics, and security and privacy. I have been serving on the Technical Program Committees of leading IEEE conferences and workshops. Currently I am an associate editor of ACM/Kluwer Winet journal and the IEEE Network Magazine. I am a Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society. I am chairing the 23'rd IEEE Computer Communications Workshop (CCW09) to be held on October 13-16, 2009.