Participated, in two successive years, in leading university-level efforts to form a multi-organization team to respond for NSF’s Platform for Advanced Wireless Research grant solicitation, for an estimated $20M+ grant. The grant was awarded on the second attempt – see AERPAW under research.
Led a collaboration with faculty in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, to write a $1M grant proposal to NSF to enable the design and building of a versatile research enablement network for NC State’s Laker Wheeler Road Field Laboratories, including dynamic high-bandwidth circuit provisioning, and an innovative in-network on-the-fly analytics platform. The proposal is currently pending at NSF.
Participated in a university-level effort to assist the City of Raleigh in responding to a SmartCity challenge from the US DoT. Although our team did not place within the 7 finalists, this forged an important working relationship with the city.
Led a university-level effort to successfully respond to the NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure – Network Infrastructure and Engineering (CC-NIE) solicitation to submit a large infrastructure grant proposal (pending), with PIs from NCSU Office of Information Technology, CommTech, and Computer Science, and involving interaction with more than 20 NCSU faculty from various departments, 12 building facilities, and proposing a novel flexible campus network infrastructure.
Played a key role in establishing the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networking and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS). In 2007, I was one of the small team of people who were involved in creating this conference, centered on telecommunications issues in growing highly populous economies such as many of South-east Asia, and the first IEEE networking conference to be homed in India, one of the largest and fastest growing networking industry arenas in South-east Asia. The distinguishing characteristic of IEEE ANTS is the promotion of an intense dialogue between academia and industry to bridge the gap between academic research, industry initiatives and governmental policies. Starting its second year, ANTS was recognized by IEEE Communications Society not only as being a sponsored conference, but a “portfolio conference”, one of only a few region-centered conferences in the ComSoc portfolio. I have served the conference in various organizing roles, including as TPC Chair and General Chair, and on the steering committee. I am no longer directly involved in running the conference, but I am happy to report that it is going strong.
Led a cross-disciplinary proposal team, consisting of faculty from Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science, to submit a large grant proposal (pending) in response to the Cyber-Physical Systems solicitation from NSF.
Other past activities
Served on Dean’s Task Force for inaugural Engineering Day constructed project, 2009
Served as Associate Technical Director of Secure Open Systems Initiative
Participation in Reinforced Building and Bridges with Composites Center (an NSF-sponsored I/UCRC) – currently listed as a PI (involvement was in obtaining supplement)
Active in research collaboration with Civil Engineering faculty from NCSU and University of Delaware (see projects above)
Participant in Institute for Technology of the Next Generation (ITng)
Attended Automotive workshop at College of Textiles, prepared and presented four invited posters, three of own research and one on behalf of networking group
Member, University Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (URPTC), 2019-20.
Associate Department Head, Computer Science, since Fall 2018.
Member, University Standing Committee on Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development, 2017-18, 2016-17.
Member, Inaugural University Mentor-Rings program, Spring 2016.