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Ying-Dar Lin is Professor of Computer Science at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA in 1993. He spent his sabbatical year as a visiting scholar at Cisco Systems in San Jose in 2007–2008. Since 2002, he has been the founder and director of Network Benchmarking Lab (NBL,, which reviews network products with real traffic. He also cofounded L7 Networks Inc. in 2002, which was later acquired by D-Link Corp. His research interests include design, analysis, implementation, and benchmarking of network protocols and algorithms, quality of services, network security, deep packet inspection, P2P networking, and embedded hardware/software co-design. His work on "multi-hop cellular" has been cited over 500 times. He is currently on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Communications Letters, Computer Communications, and Computer Networks.

Ren-Hung Hwang is Research Distinguished Professor of Computer Science as well as director of Ching-Jiang Learning Center at National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1993. He has published more than 150 international journal and conference papers in the computer networking area. His research interests include ubiquitous computing, P2P networking, next-generation wireless networks, and e-Learning. He was the program chair of the 10 th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks (I-SPAN) held in KaoHsiung, Taiwan, 2009. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering. He received the Outstanding Teaching Award from National Chung Cheng University in 2002 and several Outstanding Communication and Network Courseware Design Awards from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan from 1998 to 2001. He currently also serves as a committee member of the IP Committee of TWNIC and the Criteria and Procedures Committee of the Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET).

Fred Baker has been active in the networking and communications industry since the late 1970s, working successively for CDC, Vitalink, and ACC. He is currently a Fellow at Cisco Systems. He was IETF chair from 1996 to 2001. He has chaired a number of IETF working groups, including Bridge MIB, DS1/DS3 MIB, ISDN MIB, PPP Extensions, IEPREP, and IPv6 Operations, and served on the Internet Architecture Board from 1996 to 2002. He has coauthored or edited around 40 RFCs and contributed to others. The subjects covered include network management, OSPF and RIPv2 routing, quality of service (using both the Integrated Services and Differentiated Services models), lawful interception, precedence-based services on the Internet, and others. In addition, he has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society 2002–2008, having served as its chair from 2002 through 2006. He is also a former member of the Technical Advisory Council of the Federal Communications Commission. He currently co-chairs the IPv6 Operations Working Group in the IETF, and is a member of the Internet Engineering Task Force Administrative Oversight Committee.