"For dedicated and outstanding service as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and as ComSoc’s Director of Journals."
Jim Kurose received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Columbia University. He is currently Distinguished University Professor (and past chairman) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts. He has been a Visiting Scientist at IBM Research, INRIA, Institute EURECOM, University of Paris, and Thomson Research. His research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, multimedia communication, and modeling and performance evaluation.
Dr. Kurose has served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He has been active in the program committees for IEEE Infocom, ACM SIGCOMM, and ACM SIGMETRICS conferences for a number of years, and has served as Technical Program Co-Chair for these conferences. He served two terms on the IEEE COMSOC Board of Governors, and as COMSOC Director of Journals.
He has received a number of awards for his educational activities, including the IEEE Taylor Booth Education Medal. With Keith Ross, he is the co-author of the best-selling textbook, "Computer Networking, a Top Down Approach 3rd edition)" published by Addison-Wesley Longman. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM.