Prof. Erol Gelenbe
Erol Gelenbe, Fellow of IEEE, ACM, IFIP, the Royal Statistical Society, and IET, graduated
from TED Ankara Koleji, received the BS from METU (Ankara), the MS and PhD from the Polytechnic
Institute (New York University), and the DSc from the Sorbonne, Paris.
He was awarded the ACM SIGMETRICS Life-Time Achievement Award that described him "as the single individual who, over a
span of 30 years, has made the greatest overall contribution to the field of Computer System and
Network Performance Evaluation through original research, mentoring and doctoral training, creation
and direction of world class research groups, wide ranging international collaboration, and professional
service." Renowned for pioneering mathematical models of computer systems and networks, inventing G-Networks
and Random Neural Networks, he graduated over 90 PhDs, including 24 women. Professor at the Institute of
Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences, he has held Chaired Professorships at
Imperial College, University of Central Florida, Duke University, Université Paris-Descartes, Paris-Saclay,
and Université de Liège (Belgium).
He has impacted industry with contributions such as the Queueing Network
Analysis Package (Simulog), the XANTHOS fiber-optics local area network, the SYCOMORE distributed voice-packet
switch (Thales), the manufacturing simulator FLEXSIM, the C2 Agents (BAE Systems Ltd) software, and the Cognitive
Packet Network. Awarded “honoris causa” doctorates from Università di Roma II (Italy), Bogazici University (Istanbul),
and Université de Liège (Belgium), the Parlar Foundation Science Award (2004), Grand Prix France Télécom (French Acad.
of Sciences), IET Oliver Lodge Medal UK, and “In Memoriam Dennis Gabor Award” (Novofer Foundation, Budapest), he is
Fellow of Academia Europaea, the French National Acad. of Technologies, the Royal Acad. of Belgium, the Science Academies
of Hungary, Poland and Turkey, and Hon. Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences. France awarded him Chevalier
de la Légion d’Honneur, Chevalier des Palmes Académiques, Commandeur du Mérite of France, and Italy honoured him with
the Commendatore al Merito and Grande Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Stella d'Italia. Currently serving as Associate Editor
of IEEE Transactions Cloud Computing, Acta Informatica, Computational Management Science, Performance Evaluation,
he previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the Computer Journal (BCS) and of SN Computer Science. His consultancies
have included INRIA, France-Telecom, Bull, IBM, Thomson CSF, Bell Labs, BT, General Dynamics UK, Huawei. Principal
Investigator in several EU research projects, Coordinator of FP7 NEMESYS and H2020 SerIoT, he also won numerous research
grants from NSF, ONR and ARO USA, EPSRC UK and industry. He is listed among 26 most influential scientists and 500 most
influential people in the Muslim world.