Zhi-Li Zhang received his PhD and MSc in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and has a BSc in the same discipline from Nanjing University in China. He is the Quest Chair Professor in Telecommunications at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He has been Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, and in the Fujitsu Labs of America, Sunnyvale, among others. He has also worked at the Honeywell Technology Center in Minneapolis and with the Computer Networking Research Group at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His current research focus is on Internet inter-and intra-domain routing, wireless ad hoc routing, routing algorithms and architectures for heterogeneous networks, distributed sensor networks, resilient large-scale distributed system design, self- organizing and peer-to-peer systems, security attack detection and prevention, secured networked system design. In October, 2010, he received the Best Poster Paper Award from the IEEE ICNP ’10, and in April he received the Best Paper Award from the IEEE INFOCOM ’10.