Dr. Taieb Znati

Dr. Znati is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He also served as the Director of the Computer and Network Systems Division and led the Information Technology Research Initiative at NSF.  Dr. Znati's research interests focus on the design of culturally-aware, socio-technical computing and communication infrastructure to enhance community resilience to disaster,  the design and analysis of evolvable, secure and resilient network architectures and protocols for wired and wireless communication networks, investigating novel intelligent approaches to mitigate DDoS in large-scale networks, and on the design of fault-tolerant computational models for energy-aware resiliency in extreme-scale systems. He is frequently invited to present keynotes in networking and distributed conferences both in the United States and abroad. Dr. Znati has served as the General Chair of several main conferences, including GlobeCom 2010, INFOCOM 2005, and SECON 2004.  He served or currently serves as a member of Editorial Boards of a number of networking, distributed system and security journals and transactions. He also served as a Member of the Science Foundation Ireland Board, Co-Chaired the Network and Information Research and Development, Large Scale Networking and Internet2 Research Advisory Council, for Developing.