Tassiulas Named ACM Fellow


Leandros Tassiulas, the John C. Malone Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.

ACM named 95 new fellows, drawing from an elite group of computer scientists at universities, companies, and research centers around the world. They were honored for their fundamental contributions to artificial intelligence, cloud computing, computer graphics, computational biology, data science, human-computer interaction, software engineering, theoretical computer science, and virtual reality, among other areas.

Tassiulas was selected “for contributions to network control and optimization with applications in communication networks.”

Tassiulas’s research interests are in the field of computer and communication networks with emphasis on fundamental mathematical models and algorithms of complex networks, architectures and protocols of wireless systems, sensor networks, novel internet architectures and experimental platforms for network research. His most notable contributions include the max-weight scheduling algorithm and the back-pressure network control policy, opportunistic scheduling in wireless, the maximum lifetime approach for wireless network energy management, and the consideration of joint access control and antenna transmission management in multiple antenna wireless systems.