Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. They are among the seven University of Waterloo researchers to receive this honour and among 93 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement across Canada announced today.

“Congratulations to Professors Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav on their becoming Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, the country’s highest academic honour,” said Mark Giesbrecht, Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science. 
“Professor Boutaba’s research on integrated management of networks, systems and services in wired and wireless networks has been groundbreaking in many applications, ranging from network function virtualization, software-defined networks and cloud computing to improved Internet architecture, security and privacy. Professor Keshav’s research at the intersection of computer networking and energy systems and more recently on blockchain have been instrumental in making energy production and use more efficient, helping us to lower our carbon footprint. We are extremely proud of them and their many recognized accomplishments.”

“The Royal Society of Canada is extremely fortunate to welcome these exceptionally talented scholars, artists and scientists as new Members of the Society,” said Royal Society of Canada President Chad Gaffield. “They have made outstanding contributions to their fields and to Canada’s intellectual and artistic breadth, and are making a tremendously positive impact on the world. We recognize them for all that they have done, and indeed will continue to do, to advance scholarly and public life in Canada and around the world.”

photo of Professor Raouf Boutaba
Raouf Boutaba

Raouf Boutaba is an internationally acclaimed authority and leading researcher in the management of communication networks.

He is particularly known for his pioneering contributions to automated management, which directly led to the trend toward autonomic networking, and for his groundbreaking work on network virtualization and network softwarization expected to revolutionize the way communication networks are designed, operated and managed.

photo of Srinivasan Keshav
Srinivasan Keshav

Srinivasan Keshav has an outstanding international reputation for his groundbreaking work in two distinct fields: computer networking and energy systems.

He has made innovative contributions to network congestion control and simulation; wireless networking; and the application of computer networking principles to energy systems in the emerging area of energy informatics. He is a Fellow of both the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

With Professors Boutaba and Keshav, eight faculty members in the Cheriton School of Computer Science have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. Professors Richard Cleve, J. Alan George, Ming Li, J. Ian Munro, M. Tamer Özsu and Douglas Stinson previously received this prestigious national recognition.