Alberto Leon-Garcia

Professor, Canada Research Chair, Autonomic Service Architecture

Graduated from the University of Southern California
Joined the University of Toronto in 1977, became full Professor in 1990

A brief bio is available for download here.

Current Research Areas:  

  • Adaptive Resource Management for Large-Scale Systems
  • Network Algorithms using Graph-Theoretic Metrics
  • Extended Cloud Computing and Service Provider Smart Edge
  • Connected Vehicles and Smart Transportation
  • Green Converged Networking and Computing
  • Market-Based Resource Management for Smart Grids
  • All-Optical Networking for Datacenters

Teaching Highlights

  • Textbooks
    • Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering, Addison-Wesley, First Edition 1989.  Second Edition, 1994. Third Edition, 2008. 
    • Communication Networks:  Fundamental Concepts and Key Architectures, McGraw-Hill, January 2000, 2nd Edition, 2003.  (Co-authored with Indra Widjaja). 
  • Industry-Oriented Education
    • SAVI internships, ongoing
    • MET Program, 1997-2010 (over 200 graduates)
    • Executive Development Program, 2001-2010 (over 400 participants)
    • IP Summerstock, Summer 2004 (over 2000 participants)
    • Network Engineering Program, 1987-1995 (over 350 students)

Recent Professional Activities

  • International Review Panels
    • Science Foundation Ireland
    • U.S. National Science Foundation
    • Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology
    • Korea BRAIN21 Review
  • Editorial Boards
    • Senior Editor, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 2003 to present.
    • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Network and Systems Management, 2004-2010. 
  • IEEE
    • General Chair, INFOCOM 2014
    • Communication Society Awards Committee 2006-2010
  • Canadian Panels and Committees
    • Communications Research Centre
    • ORION

R&D and Start-Up Experience

  • Co-founder, Director, and CTO of AcceLight Networks (2000-2002)
    • With CEO & Co-founder, raised US $18 million Series A financing, and US $63 million Series B financing.
    • Led the design of a multi-service terabit fast-switching optical fabric.
    • Established AcceLight Ottawa R&D facility. Managed growth of Ottawa R&D staff to 180, about 95% of technical staff. Managed Ottawa operations.