Biosketch: Anwar Walid is Head of the Mathematics of System Research Department and a Distinguished Member of the Research Staff at Bell Labs (Murray Hill, N.J.). He also served as Director of Research Partnership and University Collaborations, Bell Labs Chief Scientist Office. His research interests are in computer and communication networks and systems with emphasis on distributed systems, stochastic models, algorithms and protocols with applications to Internet of Things (IoT), digital health, smart transportations, cloud computing and software defined networking (SDN). He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from New York University, and the Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, all in Electrical Engineering. He has over 20 US and international granted patents on various aspects of networking and computing. He received awards from the IEEE and ACM, including the 2017 IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize and the ACM SIGMETRICS and IFIP Performance Best Paper Award. He contributed to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) on various working groups, helped create the Internet Traffic Engineering working group, and co-authored permanent documents (RFCs). He is an associate editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Cloud Computing and the IEEE Network Magazine, and was associate editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2009-2014). He served as Technical Program Chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2012. He is an adjunct Professor at Columbia University Electrical Engineering department. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and an elected member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and IFIP Working Group 7.3.
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