Professor, Associate Dean, and Division Chair
Ellen W. Zegura received the B.S. degree in Computer Science
(1987), the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (1987), the M.S. degree in
Computer Science (1990) and the D.Sc. in Computer Science (1993) all from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Since 1993, she has been on the faculty in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. She was an Assistant Dean in
charge of Space and Facilities Planning from Fall 2000
to January 2003. She served as Interim Dean of the College for six months in
2002. Since February 2003, she has been an Associate Dean, with
responsibilities ranging from Research and Graduate Programs to Space and
Facilities Planning. She has spent
five years as the user representative in the planning of the
Prof. Zegura’s research work concerns the development of wide-area (Internet) networking services and, more recently, mobile wireless networking. Wide-area services are utilized by applications that are distributed across multiple administrative domains (e.g., web, file sharing, multi-media distribution). Her focus is on services implemented both at the network layer, as part of network infrastructure, and at the application layer. In the context of mobile wireless networking, she is interested in challenged environments where traditional ad-hoc and infrastructure-based networking approaches fail. These environments have been termed Disruption Tolerant Networks. More detail can be found on her publications page.
December 2005 version of CV.