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July 14, 2004

Rouskas, Sitar Receive Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Awards

The Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Awards for 2004 were presented to Dr. George N. Rouskas, professor of computer science, and Dr. Zlatko Sitar, professor of materials science and engineering, at the spring faculty meeting for the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University.

Rouskas was awarded the Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award, intended to recognize young faculty who have accomplished outstanding research achievements during the preceding three years. Sitar received the Alcoa Foundation Distinguished Engineering Research Award, made to a senior faculty member for research achievements over a period of at least five years at NC State.

Rouskas is one of the most highly respected young researchers in the field of optical networks. He won the Alumni Outstanding Research Award in 2003, received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (Career) Award in 1997 and won a Best Paper Award at the SPIE Conference on All-Optical Networking in 1998.

He is best known for his work with the Jumpstart project on optical burst switching technology and the Helios project on multi-wavelength optical access networks. He serves as editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Computer Networks and Optical Networks and is technical committee co-chair for Networking 2004 in Athens, Greece. Rouskas is a member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE. In the past three years, he has published 30 peer-reviewed journal papers, 28 peer-reviewed conference papers and five book chapters. He received his doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994 and joined the faculty at NC State in 1995.


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