ECE and CSE Professor Ness Shroff has received the 2014 INFOCOM Achievement Award from the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).
Shroff, the Ohio Eminent Scholar Chaired Professorship of Networking and Communications, received the lifetime achievement award for his seminal contributions to scheduling and resource allocation in wireless networks at the 33rd annual INFOCOM Conference in Toronto, April 27 to May 2. The INFOCOM Achievement Award was created in 2007 for recipients whose body of work (or a single paper) has had a significant impact on the networking research community.
He received his PhD from Columbia University in 1994. He joined Purdue University immediately thereafter as an assistant professor. At Purdue, he became professor of the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2003 and director of CWSA in 2004, a university-wide center on wireless systems and applications.
He joined the Ohio State University ECE and CSE departments in 2007. From 2009-2012, he also served as a guest chaired professor of wireless communications at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and currently holds an honorary guest professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University in China.
Dr. Shroff's research interests span the areas of communication, social, and cyberphysical networks. He is especially interested in fundamental problems in the design, control, performance, pricing, and security of these networks. He is a past editor of IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking and the IEEE Communications Letters and currently serves on the editorial board of the Computer Networks Journal, IEEE Network Magazine, and the Networking Science journal. He has served on the technical and executive committees of several major conferences and workshops. For example, he was the technical program co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM'03, the premier conference in communication networking, the technical program co-chair of ACM Mobihoc 2008, the General co-chair of WICON'08, and the conference chair of IEEE CCW'99. He has served as a keynote speaker and panelist on several major conferences in the networking area. Dr. Shroff was also a co-organizer of the NSF workshop on Fundamental Research in Networking in 2003, and the NSF workshop on the Future of Wireless Networks in 2009.
Dr. Shroff is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a National Science Foundation CAREER awardee. His papers have received numerous awards at top-tier venues. For example, he received the best paper award at IEEE INFOCOM 2006 and IEEE INFOCOM 2008 and runner-up awards at IEEE INFOCOM 2005 and IEEE INFOCOM 2013, and the best paper of the year in the journal of Communication and Networking (2005) and in Computer Networks (2003). His papers have also received the best student paper award (from all papers whose first author is a student) at IEEE WIOPT 2013, IEEE WiOPT 2012, and IEEE IWQoS 2006.