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Jain receives A. A. Michelson Award

Raj Jain, professor of computer science & engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, received the 2015 A. A. Michelson Award from the Computer Measurement Group.

Raj Jain

The award is given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the profession and is named for Albert Abraham Michelson, who was known for his technical accomplishments in measuring the speed of light and for his role as a teacher and inspiration to others.

Jain received the award Nov. 2 at the Computer Measurement Group's annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Jain is a Fellow of IEEE, of ACM and of AAAS. He has received the ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time award, Center for Development of Advanced Computing-Advanced Compuing and Communications Society (CDAC-ACCS) Foundation Award 2009, WiMAX Forum Individual Contribution Award 2008, 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Alumni Association, and ranks among the top 90 in CiteSeerX's list of Most Cited Authors in Computer Science.

He is the author or editor of 12 books and is a co-editor of "Quality of Service Architectures for Wireless Networks: PErformance Metrics and Management," published in April 2010. He has 14 patents and has written 16 book chapters, more than 65 journal and magazine papers and more than 110 conference papers. He is a co-inventor of the DECbit scheme, which has been implemented in various forms in DECnet, OSI, Frame Relay, and ATM Networks.

Jain earned a bachelor's degree from Awadhesh Pratap Singh (A.P.S.) University, a master's from the Indian Institute of Science and a doctorate from Harvard University.


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