Nick Bambos

Professor of Electrical Engineering and of
           Management Science & Engineering

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Nick Bambos is a Professor at Stanford University, having a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Management Science & Engineering. He heads the Network Architecture and Performance Engineering research group at Stanford, conducting research in wireless network architectures, the Internet infrastructure, packet switching, network management and information service engineering, engaged in various projects of his Network Architecture Laboratory (NetLab). His current technology research interests include high-performance networking, autonomic computing, and service engineering.  His methodological interests are in network control, online task scheduling, queueing systems and stochastic processing networks.

He has graduated over 20 Ph.D. students, who are now at leadership positions in academia (Stanford, CalTech, Michigan, GaTech, NYU, UBC, etc.) and the information technology industry (Cisco, Broadcom, IBM Labs, Qualcomm, Nokia, MITRE, Sun Labs, ST Micro, Intel, Samsung, TI, etc.) or have become successful entrepreneurs. From 1999 to 2005 he served as the director of the Stanford Networking Research Center, a major partnership/consortium between Stanford and information technology industries, involving tens of corporate members, faculty and doctoral students. He is now heading a new research initiative at Stanford on Networked Information Service Engineering.

He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) from the University of California at Berkeley (1989), as well as the M.S. in EECS (1987) and the M.A. in Mathematics (1989) from the same University. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens-Greece (1984) with first class honors. Before joining Stanford as an Associate Professor in 1996, he served as Assistant (1990-95) and tenured Associate Professor (1995-96) in the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Nick Bambos has held the Cisco Systems Faculty Development Chair (1999-2003) in computer networking at Stanford and has won the IBM Faculty Award (2002) for high-impact research in performance engineering of computer systems and networks, as well as the Griffin Award (1997). He has been the David Morgenthaler Faculty Scholar (1996-99) at Stanford, and has received the National Young Investigator Award (1992) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research in computer networks and distributed computing architectures, as well as the NSF Research Initiation Award (1990) for studies in performance modeling of computer systems. He has also been a U.C. Regents Fellow, a David Gale Fellow, and an Earl Anthony Fellow.

He is on the Editorial Boards of several research journals and serves on various international technical committees and review panels for networking research and information technologies. He has been serving on the boards of various start-up companies in the Silicon Valley, consults on high technology development and management matters, and has served as lead expert witness in high-profile patent litigation cases in networking and computing.

January 2006