Professor Sanjoy Baruah of the UNC Department of Computer Science was recognized by the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (TCRTS) with the Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award for 2014.
The award, which was presented this year to Baruah in Rome, Italy, is given to recognize individuals for their outstanding long-term technical achievement and leadership in the field of real-time and embedded systems. It is the highest recognition bestowed on an individual by the IEEE TCRTS. The first award was made in 1999.
Steve Goddard, chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems and associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Nebraska, said, “Dr. Sanjoy Baruah is widely recognized within the real-time research community as possessing one of the sharpest and most creative minds tackling scheduling problems today. His modesty with regard to his research accomplishments is genuine but misplaced. Throughout his career, Dr. Baruah has consistently developed new seminal theoretical results and opened new research avenues in real-time systems research for others to follow. He is widely respected and admired for this technical accomplishments, while also being sought out for his friendly demeanor and good company.”
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