Taieb Znati received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University in 1988, and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, in 1984. He is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, with a joint appointment in Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering. Taieb served as the Director of the Computer and Network Systems Division at the National Science Foundation. Prior to this assignment, he also served as a Senior Program Director for Networking Research Program at NSF. In addition to his NR responsibilities, Dr. Znati led the Information Technology Research (ITR) Initiative, a cross-directorate research program, and served as the Committee Chair of the NSF Information Technology Research Initiative.
Taieb Znati's main research interests are in the design and analysis of evolvable, secure and resilient network architectures and protocols for wired and wireless communication networks, and the design of new fault-tolerant mechanisms for energy-aware resiliency in data-intensive computing. He is also interested in bio-inspired approaches to address complex computing and communications design issues that arise in large-scale heterogeneous wired and wireless networks.
Taieb Znati has served as the General Chair of several main conferences, including GlobeCom 2010, IEEE INFOCOM 2005, SECON 2004, the first IEEE conference on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, the Annual Simulation Symposium, and the Communication Networks and Distributed Systems Modeling and Simulation Conference. He also served or currently serves as a member of Editorial Boards of a number of networking, distributed system and security journals and transactions.Curriculum Vitae