Jean Walrand Wins the 2013 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award

ACM SIGMETRICS is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jean Walrand of UC Berkeley as the recipient of the 2013 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award in recognition of his work developing rigorous mathematical approaches for performance analysis which have led to results that have had significant industrial impact.

Dr. Walrand received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department at the University of California, Berkeley, and has been on the faculty of that department since 1982. He is the author of "An Introduction to Queueing Networks" (Prentice Hall, 1988) and of "Communication Networks: A First Course" (2nd ed. McGraw-Hill,1998) and co-author of "High-Performance Communication Networks" (2nd ed, Morgan Kaufman, 2000), "Communication Networks: A Concise Introduction" (Morgan & Claypool, 2010), and "Scheduling and Congestion Control for Communication and Processing networks" (Morgan & Claypool, 2010). His research interests include stochastic processes, queuing theory, communication networks, game theory, and the economics of the Internet.

Dr. Walrand has received numerous awards for his work over the years. He is a Fellow of the Belgian American Education Foundation and of the IEEE. Additionally, he is a recipient of the Lanchester Prize, the Stephen O. Rice Prize, and the IEEE Kobayashi Award.

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