Veríssimo Named ACM Fellow


January 27, 2010

Adjunct Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Paulo Veríssimo has been named a fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The designation, which is the ACM's highest membership grade, is conferred on ACM members who have distinguished themselves by outstanding technical and professional achievements in information technology. Veríssimo was cited specifically for his contributions "to dependable and secure distributed computing."

Veríssimo, a full-time professor in the Department of Informatics at Portugal's University of Lisbon, focuses his research efforts on architecture, as well as middleware and protocols for distributed, pervasive and embedded systems - specifically the facets of real-time adaptability and fault/intrusion tolerance. He is an IEEE fellow, former head of the Department of Informatics, and founder and current director of the University of Lisbon's Large-Scale Informatics Systems Laboratory (LASIGE). He's authored more than 150 refereed publications in international scientific conferences and journals; co-authored five books; and has delivered several keynote speeches, tutorials and seminars across the globe on fault- and intrusion-tolerance, real-time, and security in distributed systems.

The ACM Fellows Program was established in 1993 to recognize and honor outstanding ACM members for their achievements in computer science and information technology, and for their significant contributions to the mission of the ACM. Veríssimo will be inducted along with 46 other fellows at the ACM Awards Banquet, scheduled for June in San Francisco.

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ECE Adjunct Professor Paul Verissimo has been named an ACM fellow.

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