Dr. François Baccelli, the Simons Chair in Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected to receive the 2014 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement award.
Dr. Baccelli is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and a cutting edge researcher at the intersection of mathematics, telecommunications, and information theory. He joined UT Austin in August 2012 from the École Normale Supérieure de Paris, where he was director of computer science research.
ACM is “the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivering resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. “ SIGMETRICS is the ACM Special Interest Group (SIG) for the computer systems performance evaluation community.
According to ACM, The ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award is "given annually to an individual who has made long-lasting, influential contributions to the analysis of computer/communication system performance evaluation. The contributions may be theoretical advances that have influenced the techniques used to evaluate, control and optimize computer system performance, practical procedures or software tools that have been widely used to manage system performance, or innovative applications of performance evaluation models that have had impact on the design of computer/communication systems."
Dr. Baccelli will receive the award in June 2014 in Austin, Texas during the 2014 ACM SIGMETRICS conference.