Faculty Bulletin Board

Computer science professor recognized for career achievement

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Mario Gerla
UCLA

Mario Gerla has been a pioneer in early Internet protocol design and wireless and mobile network architectures.

Mario Gerla, professor of computer science in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, was named recipient of the INFOCOM Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers for his contributions to modeling, implementation and testing of wired and wireless network protocols.

A professor at UCLA for more than 40 years and an Internet researcher for even longer, Gerla has been a pioneer in early Internet protocol design and wireless and mobile network architectures. Gerla has published more than 1,000 papers and reports on computer networks and mobile systems, and is one of the most heavily cited researchers within the realm of computer science. Recently, Gerla has been working on vehicular networks and the use of inter-vehicle communications, a subject related to the wireless research he was recognized for by the INFOCOM achievement award.

Gerla was recognized during the opening ceremony of INFOCOM 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 17. Read more about Gerla and his recognition here.

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