Distinguished professor wins prestigious award for computer scientists
WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012) - A professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo was selected a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), one of the highest honours in the field.
The ACM recognized Professor Srinivasan Keshav for his contributions to computer communication networks and systems. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Tetherless Computing and is the Cisco Research Chair in Smart Grid. The ACM Fellows come from leading universities and corporations around the world. Their contributions to computing innovation are advancing technologies in the information age. Professor Keshav is the fifth at Waterloo to receive this honour.
"I am very pleased that Professor Keshav has received this well-deserved recognition for his research in computer networks,” said Professor David Taylor, director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at Waterloo. “As the fifth ACM Fellow from Waterloo, he joins a distinguished group of colleagues whose accomplishments have been recognized by the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society."
Over the next several years, Professor Keshav plans to apply his computer networking expertise to the energy sector. Working with fellow academics and industry partners, he will be working to find innovative solutions to large-scale problems in energy systems, aiming to have global impact.
Established in 1993, the ACM Fellows Program acknowledges exceptional contributions of leaders in the computing field. Through their work, they have helped to inform and enlighten researchers, developers, practitioners and users of information technology.
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