Cornell professor Zygmunt Haas gave a series of talks on the Ad Hoc Networking Technology as part of an IEEE/ComSoc Distinguish Lecturer Tour in several locations throughout Australia , including a keynote speech of the APCC 2005 (Asia Pacific Conference on Communications). The keynote was titled "Research in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks at the Cornell's Wireless Networks Laboratory."

Since its inauguration in 1989, the APCC has become a flagship international conference on telecommunications in the Asia-Pacific region. The APCC 2005 provides a technical forum for researchers and engineers from the Asia-Pacific region and other parts of the world to interact and disseminate information on the latest developments in advanced communication technologies and services, particularly those supporting global mobility and seamless services.

Haas received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering in 1979 and M.Sc. in electrical engineering in 1985. In 1988, after earning his Ph.D. from Stanford University , he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in the Network Research Department. There he pursued research in wireless networks, wireless communications, mobility management, fast protocols, optical networks, and optical switching. From September 1994 through July 1995, Haas worked for the AT&T Wireless Center of Excellence, where he investigated various aspects of wireless and mobile networking, concentrating on TCP/IP networks. As of August 1995, he joined the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University . Haas is an author of over 50 journal articles and over 100 conference papers and holds 15 patents in the fields of high-speed networking, wireless networks, and optical switching. He has organized several workshops, delivered numerous tutorials at major IEEE and ACM conferences, and serves as editor of several journals and magazines, including the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Communications Magazine, and the Kluwer Wireless Networks journal. He has been a guest editor of three IEEE JSAC issues and served as a Vice-Chair and Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Personal Communications (TCPC). He currently serves on the Steering Committee of IEEE Pervasive Computing magazine and on the Steering Committee of ACM MobiCom. His interests include mobile and wireless communication and networks, performance evaluation of large and complex systems, and biologically-inspired systems.

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