April 14, 2020
We are thrilled to share that LIDS associate director Eytan Modiano has won the 2020 IEEE INFOCOM Achievement Award. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a researcher in the International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) community, and reflects a pioneering and deeply impactful body of work.
Specifically, Eytan received this award for his contributions to the analysis and design of cross-layer resource allocation algorithms for wireless, optical, and satellite networks. The citation reads:
Eytan Modiano has made pioneering contributions to the broad area of communication networks with applications to satellite, wireless, and optical systems. He is best known for his work on cross-layer network control, which resulted in novel algorithms for heterogeneous networks that jointly make optimal flow control, routing, and scheduling decisions based on queue-length information and physical layer channel conditions. He is also one of the most influential researchers in the area of optical networking and has a large body of work that deals with the networking challenges posed by advances in optical communication technologies. In recent years, he pioneered a new line of research in the area of geographically correlated failures to address network survivability. He is one of the most active contributors to INFOCOM and has consistently co-authored highly-cited papers published at INFOCOM. In addition to his pioneering technical contributions, Prof. Modiano has been a leader in the professional community, having served as an INFOCOM TPC Chair (2007) and currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.
For more information about the award please see: https://infocom2020.ieee-infocom.org/awards