NYU-Poly professor named a fellow of the ACM

December 11th, 2012
Keith Ross, head of NYU-Poly's Computer Science and Engineering Department, has been chosen as a fellow of the ACM. Credit: NYU-Poly
Keith Ross, the Leonard J. Shustek Chair in Computer Science at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and the head of NYU-Poly's Computer Science and Engineering Department, has been chosen as a fellow of the Association for Computer Machining (ACM) in recognition of his contributions to the design and modeling of computer networks and Internet applications.

The ACM is the world's largest professional society for computer science and elevates no more than one percent of its members to fellows.

Ross has done seminal research in the areas of computer networking and P2P (peer-to-peer) systems, and he has also been widely lauded for his work in Internet measurement, security and privacy, content distribution networks and Markov decision processes.

"Professor Ross is an exceptional scholar and a steady anchor for a thriving department," said NYU-Poly Acting President and Provost Katepalli R. Sreenivasan. "We take great pride in his affiliation with NYU-Poly and the pioneering work he has done here to make our institution an important center of computer networking. The ACM has accorded him a richly deserved honor."

Ross is also a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and recipient of numerous prestigious best paper awards. He has served as an advisor to the Federal Trade Commission on P2P file sharing and is co-author (with James F. Kurose) the most popular textbook on computer networks, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet.

Ross founded Wimba, an Internet technology firm that develops and markets Java-based asynchronous and synchronous voice-over-IP technologies, primarily for the online education and language-learning markets. Wimba was recently acquired by Blackboard.

Ross holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Tufts University, a master of engineering in electrical engineering from Columbia University and a doctorate in computer and control engineering from the University of Michigan.

The ACM unites computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. Its Fellows Program recognizes outstanding members for achievements in computer science and information technology and for significant contributions to the mission of the ACM.

"It is an enormous privilege to be named an ACM Fellow," Ross said. "I would like to thank everyone with whom I have worked over the years, especially my Ph.D. students, collaborators and colleagues at NYU-Poly."

ACM will formally recognize the 2012 Fellows at its annual Awards Banquet on June 15, 2013, in San Francisco. Additional information about the ACM 2012 Fellows, the awards event, as well as previous ACM Fellows and award winners is available at www.acm.org/awards.

Provided by Polytechnic Institute of New York University

This Phys.org Science News Wire page contains a press release issued by an organization mentioned above and is provided to you “as is” with little or no review from Phys.Org staff.

More news stories

US seeks China's help after cyberattack

The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential responses to a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the U.S. has blamed on North Korea.

Ancient clay seals may shed light on biblical era

Impressions from ancient clay seals found at a small site in Israel east of Gaza are signs of government in an area thought to be entirely rural during the 10th century B.C., says Mississippi State University archaeologist ...

Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil future

One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action.

Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.

Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban ...