Editors

HOUBING SONG received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in 2012. In 2012, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, West Virginia University, Montgomery, WV, where he is currently an Assistant Professor and the founding director of both the West Virginia Center of Excellence for Cyber-Physical Systems (WVCECPS) sponsored by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the Security and Optimization for Networked Globe Laboratory (SONG Lab). His areas of expertise lie in the areas of cyber-physical systems, internet of things, smart cities, connected vehicles, wireless communications and networking, optical communications and networking, smart grid communications and networking, and body sensor networks. Dr. Song’s research has been supported by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Dr. Song is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM. Dr. Song was the general chair of 3 international workshops, including the first/second IEEE ICCC International Workshop on Internet of Things (IOT 2013/2014), held in Xi’an/Shanghai, China, the first IEEE International Workshop on Security and Privacy for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems (IOT/CPS-Security), held in London, UK. Dr. Song has served on the technical program committee for numerous international conferences, including ICC, GLOBECOM, INFOCOM, WCNC, and so on. Dr. Song has been invited by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to participate in the 2015 Early Career Investigators’ Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems in Smart Cities (ECI-CPS, http://cps-vo.org/group/CPSEarlyCareerInvestigators2015) on April 13-17, 2015, in Seattle, WA. Dr. Song serves as an associate editor for the special section on smart cities within IEEE Access (http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/ieee_access/smart_cities.pdf) and a guest editor of 4 special issues. Dr. Song has published more than 40 academic papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences.

RAVI SRINIVASAN is an Assistant Professor of Low / Net Zero Energy Buildings at the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management at the University of Florida. Dr. Srinivasan received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania; M.S in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida and B.Architecture from National Institute of Technology, India. He is a Certified Energy Manager, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and Green Globes Professional. Dr. Srinivasan’s current research focuses on the development of Dynamic Sustainability Information Modeling (Dynamic-SIM) Workbench with integrative three-dimensional building modeling, simulation and visualization platform using extensible virtual environments for net zero campuses and cities. Dr. Srinivasan was an invited reviewer of MDes theses at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University in 2014, and a frequent guest lecturer to graduate students in the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Srinivasan is the author of The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture: Emergy Analysis, PocketArchitecture Technical Series (Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2015) with Kiel Moe, Harvard University. He has contributed to over 60 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed international journals (impact factor > 2), chapters and conference proceedings. Most recently, Dr. Srinivasan, with invitation from National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Program, participated and presented at the NIST’s Global City Team Challenge Expo held in Washington DC on June 1st. Dr. Srinivasan was invited by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to participate in the 2015 Early Career Investigators’ Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems in Smart Cities (ECI-CPS, http://cps-vo.org/group/CPSEarlyCareerInvestigators2015) on April 13-17, 2015, in Seattle, WA.  He is currently a Board Member of the National Fenestration Research Council (NFRC), an active reviewer for reputed journals such as Building and Environment, and Energy and Buildings, and is a member  of Editorial Board of the Journal of Power and Energy Engineering. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Power and Energy Engineering. He is an active consultant on several green building projects worldwide, particularly in the field of building energy modeling.

TAMIM SOOKOOR received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA in 2012. In 2012, he joined the Computational & Information Sciences Directorate, Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, where he was a Computer Scientist in the Computing Architectures Branch. In 2014, he joined G2, Inc., Annapolis Junction, MD, as a Senior Cyberphysical Researcher. His research interests lie in the areas of cyber-physical systems, internet of things, smart cities, distributed systems, wireless sensor networks, ubiquitous computing, embedded systems, and networking. Dr. Sookoor’s was a Department of Defense SMART Fellow. Dr. Sookoor is a member of IEEE and a member of ACM. Dr. Sookoor was the registration chair of CPS Week 2015, held in Seattle, WA. Dr. Sookoor has served as a reviewer for numerous international conferences and journals, including UbiComp, ICCPS, SECON, TOSN, and so on. Dr. Sookoor has been invited by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to participate in the 2015 Early Career Investigators’ Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems in Smart Cities (ECI-CPS, http://cps-vo.org/group/CPSEarlyCareerInvestigators2015) on April 13-17, 2015, in Seattle, WA. Dr. Sookoor has published 17 academic papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences.

SABINA JESCHKE, Full Professor and Head of Institute Cluster IMA/ZLW & IfU (Institute of Computer Sciences in Mechanical Engineering (IMA), Center for Learning and Knowledge Management (ZLW), Associated Institute for Management Cybernetics e.V. (IfU)), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University. Sabina Jeschke studied Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics at Berlin University of Technology. After research stays at the NASA Ames Research Center/California and the Georgia Institute of Technology/Atlanta, she gained a doctorate on “Mathematics in Virtual Knowledge Environments” in 2004. Following a junior professorship (2005-2007) at the TU Berlin with the construction and direction of its media center, she was full professor and Head of the Institute of Information Technology Services (IITS) for electrical engineering at the University of Stuttgart (2007-2009), where she was also the Director of the Central Information Technology Services (RUS) at the same time. Since 06/2009, Prof. Jeschke is a full professor at RWTH Aachen University, since 2011 also acting as vice dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Her research interests include distributed artificial intelligence and complex IT-systems (e.g. cloud computing, Internet of Things, cyber-physical-systems, green IT & ET, semantic web services), robotics and automation (e.g. heterogeneous and cooperative robotics, cooperative agents, web services for robotics, artificial intelligence production technology), traffic and mobility (autonomous and semi-autonomous traffic systems, international logistics, car2car & car2X models), innovation & future research (e.g. empirical and IT-based analysis via Data Mining and Text Mining) and virtual worlds for scientific and R&D cooperations (e.g. virtual and remote laboratories, intelligent assistants, semantic coding of specialized information). Her research is supported, inter alia, by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), European Research Funds and several partners from industry. Prof. Jeschke has served as a host of several advisory committees for numerous international conferences und international journals. She is (co-)editor of 18 books and has published more than 400 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, books and conference proceedings. Prof. Jeschke is chairwoman of the board of management of the VDI Aachen, Alumna of the German National Academic Foundation, IEEE senior member, RWTH fellow, and one of the winners of “Germanys Digital Minds 2014”.

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