20 January 2015
Interview* with Professor James F. Kurose, Assistant Director for the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the USA. Dr. Kurose is a member of the Scientific Council of IMDEA Networks Institute (Spain) since 2006 and has been a member of its Board of Trustees until 2014.
Kurose is Distinguished Professor at UMass Amherst‘s School of Computer Science (USA), a position he has held since 2004. He has also served in a number of administrative roles at UMass including chair of the Department of Computer Science and interim dean and executive associate dean of the College of Natural Sciences, and senior faculty advisor to the vice chancellor for research and engagement. With Keith Ross, he coauthored the textbook, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, which is in its sixth edition.
Kurose’s research interests include computer network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, multimedia communication and modeling and performance evaluation
*This interview was recorded in June 2014 during the celebration of the IMDEA Networks’ 6th Annual International Workshop: 5G Network Revolution.