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Celebrate the career and accomplishments of Jim Kurose

Join us in April 2024 to celebrate the career and accomplishments of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Jim Kurose, who retired in Spring 2023 after over 40 years at UMass Amherst.

An educator and computer networking researcher by trade, Jim has also served in several administrative roles at the university, including interim dean of the College of Natural Sciences, and most recently as associate chancellor for partnerships and innovation. In 2015, Jim took on the role of assistant director at the National Science Foundation, leading the Directorate of Computer and Information Science Engineering for five years, during which time he advised the White House and Congress on cybersecurity, AI, and high-performance and quantum computing. He is perhaps most well-known as the co-author, with Keith Ross, of “Computer Networking a Top-Down Approach” (now in its 8th edition). 

Registration for this event is now closed. Please email alumni [at] cs.umass.edu with any questions. 

Event Overview  

Friday, April 5 

Cocktail reception 
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Computer Science Building, Rm 150-1 

Saturday, April 6 

Symposium (by invitation) 
8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. 
Daylong symposium with talks spanning Jim’s career themes: teaching, research, service 
Computer Science Building, Rm 150-1 
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Cocktails and dinner (by invitation)
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Amherst Room, UMass Campus Center 

Hotel Reservations

For those who require overnight accommodations, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel UMass. The block will be available until March 7, 2024. To reserve your room, call 413-549-6000 and use the group name “Jim Kurose Retirement Event.” 

Send us your photos & Video Greetings

We will be putting together a photo album, slideshow, and video tribute to present to Jim at the celebration. If you have photos of Jim from any era or would like to record a brief video with your greetings and good wishes for Jim, you can submit them using the online form and instructions at the link below. 

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Celebrate Jim with a gift in his honor

The Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences is raising funds to name a room in our new building in recognition of  Jim's many years of service to UMass Amherst, the computer research community, and the nation. Your generous support will play a crucial role in creating a collaborative learning space for students, faculty, and visitors, enhancing the educational experience within the college.

If you are interested in supporting this effort, use the link below to make an online gift or contact dbiancamano [at] uma-foundation.org (David Biancamano), assistant vice president of development, for more information.

Thank you for considering a gift to celebrate Jim!

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