Dr. Marwan Krunz is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona (UA), and holds a joint (courtesy) appointment at the same rank in the Department of Computer Science. Since 2008, he has been the UA site director of "Connection One", an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) that focuses on RF and wireless communication systems and networks. At present, the center has five participating sites (ASU, UA, OSU, RPI, and the University of Hawaii) and 26+ industrial affiliates. Dr. Krunz is also the UA co-director of BWAC (Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center), a recently inaugurated NSF I/UCRC that includes UA (lead site), Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, and Auburn University.
Dr. Krunz received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from The University of Jordan (1990), and M.S. (1992) and Ph.D. (1995) degrees in electrical engineering from Michigan State University. He joined the University of Arizona in January 1997, after a brief postdoctoral stint at the University of Maryland, College Park.
In 2010, he was a Visiting Chair of Excellence ("Catedra de Excelencia") at the University of Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), and concurrently a visiting researcher at Institute IMDEA Networks. In summer 2011, he was a Fulbright Senior Specialist, visiting with The University of Jordan, King Abdullah II School of Information Technology. He previously held other visiting research positions at INRIA-Sophia Antipolis, France (2003, 2008, 2011), HP Labs, Palo Alto (2003), University of Paris VI (LIP6 Group, 2006), University of Paris V (LEPADE Group, 2013), and US West Advanced Technologies (1997).
Dr. Krunz's research is in the broad area of wireless communications and networking, with particular emphasis on resource management, adaptive protocols, and security issues. In the last 5 years, he has been involved in NSF and DoD funded projects related to cognitive radios and dynamic spectrum access; wireless security (e.g., obfuscation of transmission signatures, insider attacks, selective-reactive jamming/dropping, randomization, game theoretic countermeasures); power-controlled protocols for wireless networks; multi-channel MIMO systems (including virtual/cooperative MIMO); secure satellite communications; energy management in solar-powered WSNs; full-duplex communications with imperfect self-interference suppression; media streaming over wireless links; and fault monitoring/detection in optical networks. Previously, he worked on packet scheduling and buffer management in switches and routers, QoS provisioning, effective-bandwidth theory, traffic characterization, and video-on-demand systems. He has published more than 200 journal articles and peer-reviewed conference papers, and holds three US patents.
Dr. Krunz is an IEEE Fellow (class of 2010), an Arizona Engineering Faculty Fellow (2011-2014), and an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer (2013 and 2014). In 2012, he received the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Communications (TCCC) Outstanding Service Award. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER award (1998-2002). He served and continues to serve on the editorial boards of several journals, including theIEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2001-2008), the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2006-2011), theComputer Communications Journal (2001-2011), the IEEE Communications Interactive Magazine (1998-2003), and the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (2010-present). He was a guest co-editor for special issues in IEEE Micro and IEEE Communications Magazines. He served as a general chair for the 5th ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec'12). He also served as a technical program committee (TPC) chair for INFOCOM 2004 (Hong Kong, March 2004), SECON 2005 (Santa Clara, Sep. 2005), WoWMoM 2006 (Buffalo, New York, June 2006), and Hot Interconnects 9(San Francisco, August 2001). He has served and continues to serve on the executive and technical program committees of numerous international conferences, and on the panels of several funding agencies. He was the keynote speaker at various conferences, including IEEE CCW (Sedona, Nov. 2012), IFIP Wireless Days 2011 Conference (Niagara Falls, Oct. 2011), and the IEEE Workshop on Wireless Mesh Networks (WiMesh 2009, Rome, June 2009). He was an invited panelist at various international conferences (e.g., INFOCOM 2009, SECON 2009, etc.). He gave tutorials at premier wireless networking conferences (e.g., MobiCom, MobiHoc). He frequently consults for companies in the telecommunications sector.