University of Massachusetts Amherst (United States)
Michael Zink is currently Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Previously, he was a Research Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He received his PhD in 2003 from the Multimedia Communications Laboratory at Darmstadt University of Technology. He works in the fields of sense-and-response sensor networks, distribution of high-bandwidth, high-volume data, and the design and analysis of long-distance wireless networks and Systems Engineering. Further research interests are in wide-area multimedia distribution for wired and wireless environments and network protocols. He is one of the developers of the KOMSSYS streaming platform. He received his Diploma (M.Sc.) from Darmstadt University of Technology in 1997. From 1997 to 1998 he was employed as a guest researcher at the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he developed an MPLS testbed. In 2003 he received his Ph.D. degree (Dr.-Ing) from Darmstadt University of Technology; his thesis was on Scalable Internet Video-on-Demand Systems.
Dr. Zink is a senior member of the IEEE. He is the associate editor for the ACM/Springer Journal on Multimedia Systems. He has served on the technical program committees of several professional conferences, including IEEE Infocom, ACM Multimedia, and ACM Multimedia Systems.