Holds the Child Family Endowed Chair Professorship at University of California, Davis, where he has been since 1987, and served as Chairman of the Department of Computer Science during 1997 to 2000. He is Technical Program Co-Chair of the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference 2009. He served as the Technical Program Chair of the IEEE INFOCOM ’96 conference. He is Editor of Springer’s Optical Networks Book Series. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of seven journals, most notable IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and IEEE Network. He is Steering Committee Chair and General Co-Chair of the IEEE Advanced Networks and Telecom Systems (ANTS) Conference. He is co-winner of the Optical Networking Symposium Best Paper Awards at the IEEE Globecom 2007 and IEEE Globecom 2008 conferences. He is author of the textbook “Optical WDM Networks” published by Springer in January 2006. He served a 5-year term as a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of IPLocks, Inc., a Silicon Valley startup company. He has served on the Technical Advisory Board of a number of startup companies in networking, most recently Teknovus, Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems, and LookAhead Decisions Inc. (LDI). He is a Fellow of the IEEE.