MobiCom '95 Speakers

Leonard Kleinrock

Dr. Leonard Kleinrock is Professor and Chairman of the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York in 1957 (evening session) and his M.S.E.E. and Ph.D.E.E. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959 and 1963, respectively. While at M.I.T., he worked at the Research Laboratory for Electronics, as well as with the computer research group of Lincoln Laboratory in advanced technology. He joined the faculty at UCLA in 1963. His research interests focus on performance evaluation and design of many kinds of networks (e.g., packet switching networks, packet radio networks, local area networks, metropolitan area networks broadband and gigabit networks, etc.) and of parallel and distributed systems. He has had over 180 papers published and is the author of five books -- Communication Nets: Stochastic Message Flow and Delay, 1964; Queueing Systems, Volume I: Theory, 1975; Queueing Systems, Volume II: Computer Applications, 1976; Solutions Manual for Queueing Systems, Volume I, 1982, and Solutions Manual for Queueing Systems, Volume II, 1986.

Dr. Kleinrock is a well-known lecturer in the computer industry. Since 1969 he has been a UCLA principal investigator for DARPA, currently working on Advanced Networking and Distributed Systems. He led the group at UCLA when it became the first node on the ARPANET in 1969 and headed the effort at UCLA when it served as the ARPANET Measurement Center as well.

Dr. Kleinrock is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is a Guggenheim Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and was a founding member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. He has received numerous best paper and teaching awards, including the ICC 1978 Prize Winning Paper Award, the 1976 Lanchester Prize for outstanding work in Operations Research, and the Communications Society 1975 Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award. In 1982 he received the Townsend Harris Medal. Also in 1982 he was co-winner of the L. M. Ericsson Prize, presented by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, for his outstanding contribution in packet switching technology. In July of 1986, Dr. Kleinrock received the 12th Marconi International Fellowship Award, presented by His Royal Highness Prince Albert, brother of King Baudoin of Belgium, for his pioneering work in the field of computer networks. In the same year, he received the UCLA Outstanding Teacher Award. In 1990, he received the ACM SIGCOMM award recognizing his seminal role in developing methods for analyzing packet network technology.

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