Mukesh Singhal is a Chancellor's Professor and Chairman of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Merced. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, in May 1986. His current research interests include distributed and Cloud computing, mobile computing, cyber-security, Internet of Things, and computer networks. He has published over 240 refereed articles in these areas. He is a Fellow of IEEE (since 2001).