Pioneer in the modeling, implementation and testing of wired and wireless network protocols
Mario Gerla has received the 2018 IEEE INFOCOM Achievement Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a researcher in the INFOCOM community. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and of the Scientific Council of IMDEA Networks Institute since 2015.
The award was presented to him on April 17th at IEEE INFOCOM 2018, the 37th edition of what most networking researchers consider the most impactful annual conference in the field of communication networks. The event took place last week in Honolulu (Hawaii, USA).
Prof. Mario Gerla is one of the key pioneers in early Internet protocol design and wireless/mobile network architectures. He has contributed groundbreaking work on mobile network protocols and models to the networking research community. Throughout his forty-five years of research, Prof. Gerla has publishing more than 1000 papers and reports on computer networks and mobile systems, and is among the most-cited researchers in computer science. Much of his most significant work has appeared in INFOCOM conferences since the beginning of the conference series. In addition to his publications, Prof. Gerla is an inspiring role model for education and professional services.
An IEEE Fellow, Mario Gerla is a professor of computer science and the Jonathan B. Postel Chair in Networking at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA.