ACM ACM MobiSys 2021

The 19th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services

June 24 - July 2, 2021 • Mars, Solar System, Milky Way

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ACM MobiSys 2021 Panels

Panel 1: Reflections on SIGMOBILE in its 25th year (Moderator: Roy Want, Google)


Victor Bahl Victor Bahl
Chief Technology Officer, Azure for Operators

Victor pursues research in a variety of topics including: 5G (converging cloud & communications industries), edge computing, live video analytics, mobile computing, wireless systems, cloud services and data center networking & management. Over his career he has built a number of seminal and highly-cited systems, published prolifically in top computer science conferences and journals, authored/co-authored over 165 U.S. patents, given close to five dozen keynotes (including a commencement speech at a major public university), received several prestigious awards and honor (including four lifetime achievement awards), and engaged in significant professional and company-wide leadership activities.

Mary Baker Mary Baker
3D Print Software - Architect
HP Inc

Mary is a Senior Researcher with a record of solving hard problems in diverse areas such as mobile systems, sensor privacy for smart devices, tools for 3D generative design, digital preservation, and wearables. She is especially passionate about predicting and solving problems where the outcome tangibly affects the experience that people have with technology.

Nigel Davies Nigel Davies
Distinguished Professor
Lancaster University

Nigel Davies is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University and Co-Director of Lancaster’s Data Science Institute. His research focuses on experimental mobile and ubiquitous systems and notable projects include GUIDE, e-Campus and PD-NET that have all been widely reported on in both the academic literature and the popular press. Professor Davies has held visiting positions at SICS, Sony’s Distributed Systems Lab in San Jose, the Bonn Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, CMU, Google Research and USI Switzerland. He is the chair of the steering committee for HotMobile and one of the founders of the ACM PerDis Symposium on Pervasive Displays. His recent work focuses on exploring new technologies for augmenting human memory.

P.R. Kumar P.R. Kumar
Distinguished Professor and Holder of College of Engineering Chair in Computer Engineering
Texas A&M University

P. R. Kumar obtained his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from I.I.T. Madras in 1973, and the M.S. and D.Sc. degrees in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University, St. Louis in 1975 and 1977, respectively. From 1977-84, he was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. From 1985-2011, he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Currently he is at Texas A&M University where he is a University Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor, and O’Donnell Foundation Chair I. Kumar has worked on problems in game theory, adaptive control, simulated annealing, machine learning, queueing networks, manufacturing systems, scheduling wafer fabrication plants, wireless networks and network information theory. His current research focus includes renewable energy, power systems, security, privacy, automated transportation, unmanned aerial vehicle traffic management, millimeter wave 5G, and cyber-physical systems.


Roy Want Roy Want
Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Roy Want received his doctorate from Cambridge University, England in 1988, and is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Google. His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous computing. To date, he has authored or co-authored more than 85 publications, with 100+ issued patents in this area, holds the grade of ACM and IEEE Fellow, and received the SIGMOBILE Outstanding Contributions Award in 2019.

Panel 2: Privacy in the Time of Coronavirus (Moderator: Sharad Agarwal, Microsoft)

How mobile computing technologies were deployed to combat the spread of Covid-19 and what should we have ready for the next pandemic


Janet Baseman Janet Baseman
Professor and Associate Dean
University of Washington School of Public Health

Janet Baseman, PhD, MPH is Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Dr. Baseman is an investigator at the UW Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center with research interests in infectious disease surveillance, public health informatics, and emergency preparedness and response systems. She currently serves on CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors Surveillance Working Group and chairs Washington State’s Covid-19 Bluetooth Exposure Notification Advisory Committee. Dr. Baseman directs the UW’s student outbreak response team, and prior to joining the UW faculty, spent several years at a local public health agency doing “boots on the ground” public health work.

Landon Cox Landon Cox
Principal Researcher

Dr. Landon Cox is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft and an ACM Distinguished Member. He and his co-authors' paper on TaintDroid was inducted into the ACM SIGMOBILE Hall of Fame in 2020.

Stephen Farrell Stephen Farrell
Research Fellow
Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Stephen Farrell is a research fellow in the school of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin, where he teaches and researches on security, privacy and delay/disruption-tolerant networking (DTN), and in 2006 co-authored the first book on the latter topic. Stephen has been involved in security (in industry) since the mid 1980’s and Internet standards since the mid-1990’s and from 2011-2017 held the role of IETF security area director. Stephen served on the Internet Architecture Board for two years from March 2019 and is currently co-chair of the IETF homenet, lake and openpgp working groups. He is a co-founder of Tolerant Networks Limited, a TCD campus company. As well as offering security and privacy related products and services, Tolerant Networks are curerntly leading the Developing Encrypted ClientHello for OpenSSL ( project, funded by the Open Technology Fund.


Sharad Agarwal Sharad Agarwal
Senior Principal Researcher

Dr. Sharad Agarwal is a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft and an ACM Distinguished Member. He works on advanced & applied research in mobile computing and distributed cloud services. He is an active member of the Seattle startup ecosystem, mentoring early-stage founders and investing in companies.


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