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Jim Kurose receives 2013 IEEE INFOCOM Achievement Award and Best Paper Award

Distinguished Professor Jim Kurose received the IEEE INFOCOM 2013 Achievement Award "for seminal contributions in the design, analysis, modeling and measurement of computer networks and their protocols, and for impactful service and educational contributions." This lifetime achievement award is given to someone who has a body of work (or a single paper) that has had a significant impact on the networking community and INFOCOM. The award was presented at the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications held in Turin, Italy in April, 2013.

In addition, Elisha Rosensweig (CS PhD 2012), Daniel Menasche (CS PhD, 2011), and Kurose received the 2013 IEEE INFOCOM Best Paper award (out of more than 1600 papers submitted) for their paper, "On the steady state of cache networks."

Kurose's research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, multimedia communication, and modeling and performance evaluation. Dr. Kurose has served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He has been active in the program committees for IEEE INFOCOM, ACM SIGCOMM, and ACM SIGMETRICS conferences for a number of years, and has served as Technical Program Co-Chair for these conferences. He has won several conference best paper awards and received the ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award.

Kurose is the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from the National Technological University (8 times), the Outstanding Teacher Award from the UMass College of Natural Science and Mathematics, the Outstanding Teaching Award of the Northeast Association of Graduate Schools, and the IEEE Taylor Booth Education Medal. He was one of the founders of the Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI). He has twice received an IBM Faculty Development Award, and a Lilly Teaching Fellowship. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association, the advisory council of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation. He serves in the scientific advisory boards of Technicolor, IMDEA Networks in Madrid, and Laboratory for Information, Network and Communication Sciences in Paris. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM.

With Keith Ross, Kurose is the co-author of the textbook, Computer Networking, a top down approach (6th edition), published by Addison-Wesley.

Kurose has previously served in a number of campus administrative roles including Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Interim Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Executive Associate Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, and senior faculty advisor for science and engineering for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement.

More on the awards: http://infocom.di.unimi.it/index.php/awards.html