in 1987, she did postdoctoral work at Princeton University. She then joined Digital Equipment Corporation’s Systems Research Center in 1988 as a research scientist and worked there until she came to the University of Washington in 1994. Her research interests include competitive analysis of online algorithms, design and analysis of probabilistic algorithms, and the design and analysis of algorithms for problems in operating systems, architecture, and distributed systems. She is currently a member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.

Jim Kurose received a B.A. degree in physics from Wesleyan University in 1978 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Columbia University in 1980 and 1984, respectively. He is currently professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, where he is also codirector of the Networking Research Laboratory and the Multimedia Systems Laboratory. Professor Kurose was a visiting scientist at IBM Research during the 1990–1991 academic year and at INRIA and EURECOM, both in Sophia Antipolis, France, during the 1997–1998 academic year. His research interests include real-time and multimedia communication, network and operating system support for servers, and modeling and performance evaluation. Dr. Kurose is the past editor in chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He has been active in the program committees for IEEE Infocom, ACM SIGCOMM, and ACM SIGMETRICS conferences for a number of years. He is the six-time recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from the National Technological University (NTU), the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from the College of Natural Science and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, and the recipient of the 1996 Outstanding Teaching Award of the Northeast Association of Graduate Schools. He has been the recipient of a General Electric fellowship, an IBM faculty development award, and a Lilly teaching fellowship. He is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of ACM, Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi. With Keith Ross, he is the coauthor of the textbook Computer Networking, a Top Down Approach Featuring the Internet, published by Addison-Wesley Longman in 2000.

Edward D.Lazowska is professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Lazowska received his B.A. from Brown University in 1972 and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1977. He has been at the University of Washington since that time. His research concerns the design and analysis of distributed and parallel computer systems. Dr. Lazowska is a member of the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering Advisory Committee, chair of the Computing Research Association, a member of DARPA ISAT, and a member of the Technical Advisory Board for Microsoft Research. Dr. Lazowska is currently a member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. He served on the CSTB committee that produced the report Evolving the High Performance Computing and Communications Initiative to Support the Nation’s Information Infrastructure. He is a fellow of the ACM and of the IEEE.

David Liddle is a general partner in the firm U.S. Venture Partners (USVP). It is a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm that specializes in building companies from an early stage in digital communications/networking, e-commerce, semiconductors, technical software, and e-health. He retired in December 1999 after 8 years as CEO of Interval Research Corporation. During and after his education (B.S., E.E., University of Michigan; Ph.D., computer science, University of Toledo, Ohio), Dr. Liddle spent his professional career developing technologies for interaction and communication between people and computers, in activities spanning research, development, management, and entrepreneurship. First, he spent 10 years at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and the Xerox Information Products Group where he was responsible for the first commercial implementation of the Graphical User Interface and local area networking. He then founded Metaphor Computer Systems, whose technology was adopted by IBM and which was ultimately acquired by IBM in 1991. In 1992, Dr. Liddle cofounded Interval Research with

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