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December 30, 2013

Rouskas Named Director of Graduate Programs

Dr. George Rouskas, professor of computer science in the NC State Department of Computer Science, has been named Director of Graduate Programs effective January 1, 2014.
Rouskas joined the faculty at NC State in 1994.  He maintains an active and well-funded research program in the field of computer networking, and he has created several computer science courses and taught thousands of students.  He was inducted into the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers in 2004, and received the Outstanding New Teacher Award for the Department of Computer Science in 1995.
Rouskas was named an IEEE Fellow in 2011.  He has served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the Communications Society for 2010-2011, received the ALCOA Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award in 2004, the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 1997 and the Graduate Research Assistant Award from the College of Computing, Georgia Tech 1994.  Rouskas is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of ACM, and a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
He serves as the Vice Chair of the IEEE Optical Networking Technical Committee (ONTC) in 2014-15. He served as the Secretary of ONCT in 2012-2013, and as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the Communications Society in 2010-2011. He founded and serves as co-editor-in-chief of Optical Switching and Networking (OSN), an Elsevier journal. He has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Computer Networks, and Optical Networks. He was a co-guest editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Protocols and Architectures for Next Generation Optical WDM Networks, published in October, 2000, and for the Journal of Communications Special Issue on Advances in Communications and Networking, published in December 2011.
Additionally, he was technical program co-chair of the Networking 2004 conference, general co-chair of the IEEE LANMAN 2005 workshop, program chair of the IEEE LANMAN 2004 workshop, program co-chair of the Traffic Grooming workshop 2004, general co-chair for BROADNETS 2007, program co-chair of the Optical Networks and Systems (ONS) Symposium of the IEEE GLOBECOM 2010conference, program co-chair of ICCCN 2011, general chair of ICCCN 2013, and general co-chair of IEEE ICNP 2014. He also served as the founding director of the Masters of Science in Computer Networking (MSCN) degree program at North Carolina State University.
Rouskas received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in 1994 and 1991. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece, in 1989. 

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