Raouf Boutaba received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. He is currently a professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo (Canada). His research interests include resource and service management in networks and distributed systems. He published extensively in these areas and holds several patents. He has received several best paper awards and other recognitions such as the Premier’s Research Excellence Award, two industry awards, the IEEE ComSoc Hal Sobol for Exemplary Service to Conferences, the Fred W. Ellersick prize, the Joe LociCero Publications Award, the Dan Stokesbury Award, the Salah Aidarous Awards, and the IEEE Canada McNaughton Gold Medal. He is a fellow of the IEEE, the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Raouf served ComSoc in many capacities: Chapter chair; Information Infrastructure committee chair; Autonomic Communications sub-committee founding chair; member of Meetings/Conferences Board; Director of Conference Publications; member of Education Board; Director of Related Societies, founding Director of Standards Board; member of On-line Content Board; founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management; Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and other IEEE journals; ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer; Chair of IM/NOMS Steering Committee and General or Program Chair of several IEEE ComSoc conferences.