COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD
Marwan M. Krunz is the Kenneth VonBehren Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
His research is in the broad area of wireless communications and networking, with particular emphasis on resource management, distributed protocols, and security. In recent years, he has been involved in projects related to 5G systems; cognitive radios; coexistence of heterogeneous wireless systems over shared spectrum; WLAN protocols; network security; power-controlled channel access; centralized and distributed multi-user MIMO systems; mmWave communications; secure satellite communications; energy management in solar-powered WSNs; full-duplex communications; and media streaming over wireless links.
He is the lead director of the Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center (BWAC), which was established in 2013 as a National Science Foundation Industry and University Cooperative Research Center.
Dr. Krunz has received numerous awards and recognitions. He is an IEEE Fellow, Arizona Engineering Faculty Fellow, and IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer. In 2012, he received the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Communications (TCCC) Outstanding Service Award in recognition of consistent high-quality service to TCCC.
He is currently the editor-in-chief for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, the premier journal in the field of mobile computing and networking. He was an editor for numerous top-tier journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, and Computer Communications Journal. He also was a guest co-editor for special issues in IEEE magazines.
Dr. Krunz has chaired a number of high-profile international conferences related to mobile networking and communications, including Fifth ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security in Tucson.
Additionally, Dr. Krunz is an entrepreneur and has been involved in two startups. He frequently consults for companies in telecommunications and the wireless industry.
Established in 2004, the CSE Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna who has distinguished himself/herself as a leader in the computer science and engineering profession through professional contributions, public service, and personal accomplishments. Nominations are made by faculty, alumni, and other supporters of the department. The winner is selected by the department chairperson and advisory committee.