Sirin Tekinay joined the Division of Computing and Communications Foundations (CCF), National Science Foundation as the Program Director for Theoretical Foundations in Communications Research in September 2005. She has been on faculty at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, New Jersey Institute of Technology since 1997, where she is currently an associate professor. She was the recipient of NJIT’s "Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award" in 2003. Before joining the academia, she worked at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, and NORTEL. Sirin received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from George Mason University in 1994. She holds MS (1991) and BS (1989) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her current research interests include cross layer wireless communication and network system design and analysis, traffic modeling, mobility and location problems, ad hoc and sensor networks. She holds seven patents. She has authored numerous publications, developed and offered courses. She is on the editorial boards of the IEEE Communications Magazine, and the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. She is a senior member of the IEEE, and the Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi honor societies.