Academy of Science-St. Louis honors three researchers

Three researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are being honored for their outstanding contributions to science by the Academy of Science-St. Louis. Raj Jain, David Kirk and Stuart Kornfeld will be honored April 5 at a dinner at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Raj Jain
Raj Jain

Award recipients were nominated by their peers in the scientific community in recognition of outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology.

The St. Louis scientific community, the academy’s board of trustees and members of the Academy of Science-St. Louis give these awards in recognition of major contributions to research, industry and quality of life alongside excellence in mentorship and communicating with the general public.

Rai Jain, the Barbara J. & Jerome R. Cox, Jr. Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, is being honored with the James B. Eads Award, which recognizes a distinguished individual for outstanding achievement in engineering or technology.

On the faculty since 2005, Jain has made numerous contributions to computer networking including traffic management, congestion control and performance analysis.

Jain’s research interests include inter-cloud and multi-cloud computing, architecture for the next-generation internet, wireless for unmanned aircraft systems, wireless emergency communications, aeronautical wireless datalink, energy and sustainability, resource management in wireless networks, mobile video modeling, network security, congestion control and traffic management, energy-efficient protocols, performance analysis, and modeling and simulation.

Jain has been recognized for these scientific achievements with numerous awards and honors, and is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM); and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has 14 patents and has written 16 book chapters, 65 journal and magazine papers, and more than 110 conference papers. Google Scholar lists more 21,000 citations to his publications. He is a co-inventor of the DECbit scheme, which has been implemented in various forms in DECnet, OSI, Frame Relay and ATM Networks.