Klara Nahrstedt

University of Illinois
klara [at] illinois.edu

Professor Klara Nahrstedt is the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Director of Coordinated Science Laboratory. Her research interests are directed toward trustworthy multimedia distributed systems and networking, quality of service (QoS) and resource management in Internet and mobile systems, real-time security in wireless networks for trustworthy power grids, and 3D tele-immersive systems. She is the recipient of the Early NSF Career Award, the Junior Xerox Award, the IEEE Communication Society Leonard Abraham Award for Research Achievements, the 2008 University Scholar Award, the 2009 Humboldt Research Award, and the 2012 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award. She was the editor-in-chief of the ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems journal; associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications; associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia; associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security; general co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2006; and general chair of IEEE PerCom 2009. She was the chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia between 2007-2013. Nahrstedt received her Diploma in mathematics - numerical analysis from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, in 1985. In 1995, she received her Ph.D. from the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She is  ACM Fellow and  IEEE Fellow.