Dr. Roy Want graduated from Cambridge University, England in 1988. He is currently a Research Scientist at Google. Previous positions include Sr. Principal Engineer at Intel Cor-poration, and a Principal Scientist at Xerox PARC. He holds the grade of ACM and IEEE Fellow. His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous computing, distributed systems, context-aware operation, and electronic identification.
He has more than 20 years experience working in the field of mobile computing. He served as the Editor-in-chief for IEEE Pervasive Computing from 2006–2009, and he is currently the elected Chair for ACM SIGMOBILE. To date, he has authored or co-authored more than 75 publications, with 70 issued patents in this area. For more information about Dr. Want's academic and industrial achievements see http://www.roywant.com/cs/.