Conducting research in wireless network architectures

Conducting research in wireless network architectures

Nick Bambos is a Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Electrical Engineering and in the Department of Management Science & Engineering. Dr. Bambos heads the Network Architecture and Performance Engineering research group at the university, conducting research in wireless network architectures, the Internet infrastructure, packet switching, network management and information service engineering, and is engaged in various projects of his Network Architecture Laboratory (NetLab).

In 1984, Bambos received his bachelor at Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. In 1987, he took his MS at Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. He received his MA in Mathematics (1989) and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (1989) also from the University of California.

Before joining Stanford as an Associate Professor in 1996, he served as Assistant (1990-1995) and tenured Associate Professor (1995-1996) in the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Since 1999, Bambos is the Founding Director (since 1999) of the Stanford Networking Research Center (SNRC), a major research and technology development partnership between Stanford and the information technology industry in the Silicon Valley and beyond, involving tens of Stanford Faculty members and Ph.D. students, as well as several corporate members.

Dr. Bambos has held the Cisco Systems Faculty Development Chair (1999-2003) in computer networking at Stanford and has won the IBM Faculty Award (2002) for high-impact research in performance engineering of computer systems and networks, as well as the Griffin Award (1997). In 1992, Bambos has received the National Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research in computer networks and distributed computing architectures, as well as the NSF Research Initiation Award (1990) for studies in performance modeling of computer systems.

The Greek professor is on the Editorial Boards of several research journals and serves on various international technical committees and review panels for networking research and information technologies. He is also on the Corporate and/or Technical Boards of various start-up companies in the Silicon Valley, he provides consulting services on high technology development and management matters, and has served as lead expert witness in high-profile patent litigation cases in networking and computing.