J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves joined ECE in 2023 as Professor of ECE and Canada Excellence Research Chair at the University of Toronto. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and a Visiting Professor at the Computing Research Center of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City, Mexico.
He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico in 1977; and the M.S. and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI in 1980 and 1983, respectively.
Professor Garcia-Luna-Aceves has been a Principal Scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a Center Director at SRI International (SRI) in Menlo Park, California, a Visiting Professor at Sun Laboratories in Menlo Park, California, and a Principal of Protocol Design at Nokia in Mountain View, California. He has served as the Inaugural Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia and as General Chair of numerous conferences, including IEEE MASS 2023, IEEE ICNC 2016, ACM MSWIM 2015, ACM MobiCom 2008, IEEE SECON 2005, ACM Multimedia ’93 and ACM SIGCOMM ’88. He has also served as Program Chair of ACM MobiHoc 2002, ACM MobiCom 2000, IEEE MULTIMEDIA ’92, ACM SIGCOMM ’87 and ACM SIGCOMM ’86. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences.
Professor Garcia-Luna-Aceves’s research focuses on computer communication and covers network architectures, communication protocols, distributed algorithms, digital infrastructures and performance analysis. He holds 70 US patents and has published more than 500 papers in journals, conferences and books. According to Google Scholar, his published work has received more than 43,000 citations, his h-index is currently 104 and his i10-index is 384. He has directed more than 40 PhD theses and more than 40 M.S. theses. At UCSC, he directed the Computer Communication Research Group (CCRG) for 30 years, served as the Department Chair of the Computer Engineering Department and the Computer Science and Engineering Department, and also served as Campus Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.
- 2023 Canada Excellence Research Chair in Intelligent Digital Infrastructures
- 2023 IEEE Computer Society Harry H. Goode Memorial Award “for significant and pioneering contributions to algorithms, protocols and architectures for routing in computer networks and the Internet.”
- Elected as the 56th Faculty Research Lecturer at UCSC in 2023. The honour is among the highest bestowed upon a faculty member by his or her own campus colleagues at UCSC.
- Elected Fellow of the NAI (National Academy of Inventors) in 2022.
- Best-Paper Award (2022): J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, Dylan Cirimelli-Low, and Shedieh Homayon, “Making ALOHA Intelligent Taking Advantage of Working Memory Capacity,” Proc. ACM PE-WASUN ‘22: The Nineteenth ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks, Montreal, QC, Canada, October 24–28, 2022.
- Best Student-Paper Award (2022): R. Srinivasan and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, “TCP-RTA: Real-Time Topology Adaptiveness for Congestion Control in TCP,” Proc. International Conference on Ubiquitous Networking ‘22, Montreal, QC, Canada, October 25–27, 2022.
- Best-Paper Award (2022): J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, “Eliminating Routing Loops and Oscillations in BGP Using Total Ordering,” Proc. The 47th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2022), Edmonton, Canada, September 26–29, 2022.
- Listed in the 15th Edition of Highly Cited Researchers (h > 100) of the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities since 2022.
- Elected Fellow of the AAIA (Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association) in 2021.
- Elevated to Life Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) in 2021.
- Best-Paper Award (2020): A. Ali Albalawi and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, “Named-Data Transport: An End-to-End Approach for an Information-Centric IP Internet,” Proc. ACM ICN ‘20, Sept. 29–Oct. 1, 2020.
- Best-Paper Award (2018): J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, “Implementing Correct and Efficient Collision Avoidance in Multi-Hop Ad- Hoc Networks,” Proc. IEEE IPCCC ‘18: 37th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19, 2018.
- Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018).
- One of Three Finalists for Best-Paper Award (2017): J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, “Carrier-Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance and Detection,” Proc. ACM MSWIM ‘17: The 20th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, Miami, FL., Nov. 21–25, 2017.
- Co-recipient of the 2017 George E. Pake Golden Oak Award: Awarded by the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) to the inventors of the Content-Centric Net- working (CCN) Patent Portfolio, which was acquired by Cisco in 2017.
- 2016 IEEE MILCOM Technical Achievement Award in recognition of sustained technical contributions to military communications.
- Elected Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences in 2013.
- 2012 IEEE Communications Society Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Technical Committee (AHSN TC) Technical Recognition Award “for fundamental contributions to the theory and design of communication protocols for routing and channel access in ad-hoc wireless networks.”
- 2011 IEEE Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society “for pioneering contributions to the theory and design of communication protocols for ad-hoc wireless networks.”
- Elected Fellow of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) in 2010 “for contributions to theory and design of communication protocols for network routing and channel access.”
- Best-Paper Award (2010): Z. Wang, M. Ji, L. Dritsoula, H. Sadjadpour, and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, “On The Minimum Side Information of MIMO Broadcast Channel,” European Wireless Conference 2010, Lucca, Italy, April 12–15, 2010.
- Elected Fellow of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) in 2008 “for contributions to the theory and design of computer communication protocols.”
- 2008 IEEE Fred W. Ellersick 2008 MILCOM Award for Best Unclassified Paper: Z. Wang, S. Karande, H. Sadjadpour, and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, “On the Capacity Improvement of Multicast Traffic with Network Coding,” Proc. IEEE MILCOM 2008, San Diego, California, November 17–19, 2008.
- Best-Paper Award (2008): R. Menchaca-Mendez and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, “Scalable Multicast Routing in MANETs Using Sender-Initiated Multicast Meshes,” Proc. IEEE MASS 2008: Fifth IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, September 29 – October 2, 2008, Atlanta, Georgia.
- Jack Baskin Endowed Professor of Computer Engineering (July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2019).
- Selected to the Marquis Who’s Who in The World in 2007.
- Best-Paper Award (2007): X. Wu, H. Sadjadpour and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, “Analytical Modeling of Link and Path Dynamics and Their Implications on Packet Length in MANETs,” Proc. SPECTS 2007: 2007 Int’l Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, San Diego, CA, July 16–18, 2007.
- Best-Paper Award (2007): J. Boice, J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, and K. Obraczka, “On-demand Routing in Disrupted Environments,” Proc. IFIP Networking 2007, Atlanta, GA, May 14–18, 2007.
- Selected to the Marquis Who’s Who in America in 2006.
- Elected Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) in 2006 “for contributions to theory and design of communication protocols for network routing and channel access.”
- Best-Paper Award (2005): H. Rangarajan and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, “On-demand Loop-Free Routing in Ad hoc Networks Using Source Sequence Numbers,” Proc. MASS 2005: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems, 7–10 November 2005, Washington, D.C.
- Best Paper (2002): L. Bao and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, “Transmission Scheduling in Ad Hoc Networks with Directional Antennas,” Proc. ACM MobiCom 2002– Eight Annual International Conference on Mobile Comput- ing and Networking, September 23–28, 2002, Atlanta, GA.
- Paper selected for ACM WINET Issue on Best Papers from MobiCom 99: J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves and A. Tzamaloukas, “Reversing The Collision-Avoidance Handshake in Wireless Networks,” Proc. ACM/IEEE MobiCom ’99, Seattle, Washington, August 15–20, 1999.
- Best Student-Paper Award (1998): H.-P. Dommel and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, “A Novel Synchronization Protocol For Distributed Multimedia Group Collaboration”, Proc. 1998 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, San Diego, California, October 11–14, 1998.
- Paper selected for ACM WINET Issue on Best Papers from Infocom 97: R. Garces and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, “Collision Avoidance and Resolution Multiple Access with Transmission Groups,” Proc. IEEE INFOCOM ’97, Kobe, Japan, April 7–11, 1997.
- 1989 SRI International Exceptional-Achievement Award – for work on adaptive routing algorithms. This work led to the design of the Diffusing Update Algorithm (DUAL), which has been used by Cisco in EIGRP for many years.
- 1985 SRI International Exceptional-Achievement Award – for work on multimedia communications. This work was part of the Command and Control Workstation (CCWS).
- 1982–83 SRI International Fellow, SRI International.