Frank Kelly Wins 2009 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award
ACM SIGMETRICS is delighted to announce the selection of
Dr. Frank Kelly of the University of Cambridge as the
recipient of the 2009 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award.
This prestigious award honours an individual who has made
long-lasting influential contributions to the theory or
practice of computer/communication system performance evaluation.
The citation for this year's award states: "For fundamental
contributions to the theory and optimization of stochastic networks,
and their applications to computer and communication systems".
Frank Kelly is Professor of the Mathematics of Systems in the
University of Cambridge, and Master of Christ's College.
His main research interests are in random processes, networks,
and optimization. He is especially interested in applications
to the design and control of networks and to the understanding
of self-regulation in large-scale systems.
The nomination materials identified Professor Kelly's "sustained record
of making fundamental breakthrough contributions to a wide range of
research areas in the theory and optimization of stochastic networks,
and their applications to the performance evaluation of communication
and computer systems". Four of his most significant contributions
include work on quasireversibility in product form queueing networks,
Erlang fixed point approximations, optimization of circuit-switched
networks, and resource allocation and congestion control. He has
authored or edited five books, published over 115 technical papers,
and has two patents issued.
Frank Kelly has received numerous prizes and honours for his work,
including the Davidson Prize from the University of Cambridge (1979),
the Guy Medal in Silver of the Royal Statistical Society (1989),
the Lanchester Prize of the Institute for Operations Research and
the Management Sciences (1991), the Naylor Prize of the London
Mathematical Society (1997), the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers
and Communications Award (2005), and the INFORMS John von Neumann
Theory Prize (2008). He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society since 1989.
Dr. Kelly will officially receive his award at the 2009
ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance conference in Seattle in June 2009.
The title of his keynote talk will be "Resource Pooling,
Proportional Fairness, and Product Form". Please join us
in honouring Dr. Kelly at the conference.
For more information about Dr. Kelly, please visit his Web site:
Additional information about ACM SIGMETRICS, the SIGMETRICS
Achievement Award, and its previous recipients can be found
on the SIGMETRICS Web site at http://www.sigmetrics.org/
This year's selection committee consisted of Ed Coffman (Chair),
Erol Gelenbe, Steve Lavenberg, Dick Muntz, and Don Towsley.