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IEEE Transactions on Computers EIC Receives Two IEEE Awards

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 6 June, 2011 – IEEE Transactions on Computers Editor in Chief Albert Zomaya is the recipient of two IEEE awards for his commitment to developing resource allocation algorithms and protocols for parallel and distributed computing.

“I feel honored and very privileged to receive these awards,” said Zomaya. “These are prestigious, highly sought after recognitions, and researchers in my field consider them important career milestones. What makes these awards very special is that they have never been awarded to the same person in the same year.”

Zomaya, an information technology professor at the University of Sydney, received the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) Medal of Excellence in Scalable Computing award in recognition of his significant and sustained contributions to the scalable computing community through the IEEE TCSC.

As part of his recognition, Zomaya presented a keynote speech at last month’s CCGrid Conference in Newport Beach, California. The IEEE TCSC medal of excellence was awarded to University of Tennessee professor Jack Dongarra in 2008, University of Melbourne Professor Rajkumar Buyya in 2009, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Professor William Gropp in 2010.

Zomaya was also the recipient of the 2011 Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) Outstanding Service Award. The award recognizes an individual (or a group of individuals) who have made major professional service contributions to the parallel processing community. Contributions can range from serving a volunteer role in professional meetings and organizing journals to developing major events and community resources, and performing international outreach. The award ceremony took place during the 16-20 May IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) in Anchorage, Alaska.

Zomaya has been part of the parallel and distributed computing community for more than 20 years and a professor at the University of Sydney's School of Information Technologies since 2002. His work has spanned a range of high-performance computing technologies such as clusters, grids, data centers, and cloud computing systems. His current research focus is on the development of resource allocation methods for green data centers, aimed at reducing the energy consumption of data center processors.

Zomaya is the author of seven books and nearly 400 research papers, including the parallel processing field’s first handbook, “Handbook of Parallel & Distributed Computing” (McGraw-Hill, 1996). He founded the Wiley book series on parallel and distributed computing and served as the editor of nine books and 11 conference proceedings. Zomaya estimates he has served on the committees of more than 500 conferences and delivered more than 100 keynote addresses, invited seminars, and media briefings.

Zomaya has served as an associate editor for 19 journals, including IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He is a member of the IEEE TCSC Advisory Board, the IEEE TCPP Executive Committee, and served on the IEEE Computer Society’s Fellows Evaluation and Awards committees, and in other volunteer positions.

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