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Professor Ivan Stojmenovic: 1957-2014

Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks wishes to commemorate our dear colleague and friend, the late Dr. Ivan Stojmenovic, who served as a founding co-managing editor-in-chief.

Dr. Ivan Stojmenovic died in a tragic car accident on a highway near Ottawa on November 3rd, 2014. He leaves behind his wife Natasa and two children, Dr. Milos Stojmenovic of Novi Sad, Serbia, and Ms. Mila Stojmenovic who is currently a PhD student, and granddaughter Lana.

Ivan Stojmenovic received his Ph.D. degree in mathematics in 1985. He earned a third degree prize at the International Mathematics Olympiad for high school students in 1976. He held regular or visiting positions in Serbia, Japan, USA, France, Spain, Brazil, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, China (Distinguished Professor, Tsinghua University in Beijing and Dalian University of Technology, 2010-2), UK (Chair in Applied Computing, EECE, University of Birmingham, 2007/8), Canada (SITE, University of Ottawa, since 1988).

He published more than 290 different papers in referred journals and conferences, more than 30 in IEEE or ACM journals. He co-authored ‘Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks’ (Wiley, 2010), and (co)edited five books with Wiley: ‘Handbook of Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing’ (2002), ‘Mobile Ad Hoc Networking’ (IEEE/Wiley, 2004), ‘Handbook of Sensor Networks’(2005), ‘Handbook of Applied Algorithms’ (2008), ‘RFID Systems’ (2010). He coauthored over 40 book chapters. He collaborated with more than 100 co-authors and a number of their graduate students from 25 different countries. He (co)supervised more than 60 completed Ph.D. and master theses, and published over 130 joint articles with supervised students.

His research interests were mainly in wireless ad hoc, sensor, vehicular, actuator and robot networks. His research interests also included security, parallel computing, multiple-valued logic, evolutionary computing, neural networks, combinatorial algorithms, computational geometry, graph theory, computational chemistry, image processing, programming languages, and computer science education. He was cited more than 17000 times. His h-index is 64 (he is listed among 250 computer science researchers with h≥50; top h-index in Canada for mathematics and statistics) and g-index is 101. ESI Special Topics listed him #3 in papers, #9 in citations/paper, and #20 in total cites among all authors Wireless/Mobile Networks 1995-2005.

He received four best paper awards at conferences (IFIP PWC 2004, SENSORCOMM 2008, CSA 2009, ICA3PP 2011) and Excellence in Research Award of the University of Ottawa for 2009. He presented a number of tutorials and invited talks. He is a Tsinghua 1000 Plan Distinguished Professor (2012-5). He was a recipient of the Royal Society Research Merit Award, UK, 2007-8. He was a Fellow of the IEEE (Communications Society, class 2008), and Canadian Academy of Engineering (since 2012).

He was an IEEE CS Distinguished Visitor 2010-11. Ivan received (as the PI or co-PI) roughly 30 grants from Serbia, Canada, Mexico, China, USA, UK, Japan and EU). He received two NSERC Collaborative Research Development (CRD) projects and two NSERC Strategic Grants. He was Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Computer Science (2002-2004).

He was editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2010- 2014), managing editor of the Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing (received Certificate of Appreciation from IEEE Computer Society in 2002 for establishing and maintaining the journal), International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems (T& F), and Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, An International Journal (OCP), and editor of several journals including ACM Wireless Networks, Parallel Processing Letters, JCST, IJHPCN, IJWMC, IJPCC, JIE, IJVT, JWCN. He recently guest edited special issues in several journals including IEEE TAC, IEEE JSAC, IEEE TPDS, IEEE Computer Magazine, IEEE Networks, IJDSN, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Ad Hoc Networks, Telecommunication Systems, Cluster Computing, Int. J. Found. Computer Science.

Ivan founded several workshops: WWASN at IEEE ICDCS, WiSARN at IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE/ACM CPSCom, IEEE MASS and IEEE INFOCOM, FOWANC at ACM MOBIHOC, LOCAN at IEEE MASS and MSN, LOCALGOS at IEEE DCOSS, and organized several research workshops.

He was the program chair for more than 30 events, including conferences FCST 2010, AdHocNow 2008, IEEE PIMRC 2008, EUC 05,08,09,10, IEEE AINA-07, IEEE MASS-04, and -07, InterSense-06, WONS-05, MSN-05 and-06, ISPA-05 and -07, and workshops at IEEE ICDCS 2003-07; IEEE LCN-05-06, HICSS, 2000, 2002, 2003; ICPDS-02; ICPP-00. He was also general co-chair, organizer, steering committee member, advisor, award, or workshop chair for roughly 30 events since 2002, including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE MASS, IEEE DCOSS, ACM Mobicom/Mobihoc, IEEE ICPADS, IEEE IPDPS, IFIP WMNC, IFIP WSAN, IFIP PWC. Ivan served as member of more than 200 program committees.

He will be sorely missed. May his soul rest in peace.

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