Scholarship established in honor of Jim Kurose

As a tribute to Distinguished Professor James "Jim" Kurose's many outstanding, and on-going, contributions to both the UMass Amherst CS community and the field of computer science, alumnus Steve Vinter ('85) has established the James Kurose Scholarship in Computer Science. Once fully funded, the scholarship will be awarded to first year graduate students in the field of systems.

Jim is a world-renowned pioneer and leader in the area of computer networks. His research has been honored with numerous prestigious awards from the international research community. The textbook he co-authored (with Keith Ross), Computer Networking, a Top Down Approach, now in its 6th edition, is one of the leading textbooks in networks and has been translated into seven languages.

Jim joined the UMass Amherst Computer Science faculty in 1984. In the intervening 30 years he has mentored generations of Ph.D. students and young faculty members. Of the more than 30 Ph.D. students he has advised or co-advised more than half have gone on to careers in academia. Year in and year out, his teaching evaluations have been consistently among the CS faculty's highest.

"UMass is fortunate to have Jim on the exceptional CS faculty team. He is kind, cheerful, and generous toward students. Jim is a role model in every way for those scholars benefitting from this scholarship in his name. I'm delighted to honor my friend and colleague in this lasting and impactful way," states Vinter.

If you would like to make a donation, please go to www.umass.edu/give, choose the designation "School of Computer Science" and scroll to "James Kurose Scholarship."