Awards & Achievements

COMP Professor Cao Jiannong named IEEE Fellow

Prof. Cao Jiannong, Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Computing, has been named a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his significant contributions to distributed computing in mobile wireless networks.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Prof. Cao has made significant contribution to the development of methodologies and algorithms for distributed computing in mobile and wireless systems, including his pioneering works on mobile agents, consensus, cooperative caching and asynchronous consistency checking. In applying the solutions and results he developed, Prof. Cao has made significant accomplishment in the development and promotion of applications of wireless networks, covering protocols, middleware, hardware platforms and real-world applications. In particular, Prof. Cao made significant achievements in wireless sensor networks. In addition to publishing well-cited high quality papers on security, routing, localization, and object tracking, he developed a versatile wireless sensor network platform for structural health monitoring (SHM) addressing energy efficiency, fault tolerance and distributed processing. Prof. Cao's outstanding contribution earned him many awards and international reputation. Prof. Cao has demonstrated strong leadership in academic and professional communities. He is the chair of the Technical Committee on Distributed Computing of IEEE Computer Society. He has served editorial boards of many journals and chairs and members of conference committees.

Congratulations, Prof. Cao!