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Distinguished ACM Speaker:
Albert Zomaya
Based in NSW, Australia


Albert Y. Zomaya is currently the Chair Professor of High Performance Computing & Networking and Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow in the School of Information Technologies, The University of Sydney. He is also the Director of the Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing which was established in late 2009. Professor Zomaya held the CISCO Systems Chair Professor of Internetworking during the period 2002–2007 and also was Head of school for 2006–2007 in the same school. Prior to his current appointment he was a Full Professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at the University of Western Australia, where he also led the Parallel Computing Research Laboratory during the period 1990–2002. He served as Associate–, Deputy–, and Acting–Head in the same department, and held numerous visiting positions and has extensive industry involvement.

He is the author/co–author of seven books, more than 500 publications in technical journals and conferences, and the editor of 16 books and 23 conference volumes. He is currently the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computers and Springer’s Scalable Computing and serves as an associate editor for more than 20 journals including some of the leading journals in the field, such as, ACM Computing Surveys and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is the Founding Editor of the Wiley Book Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing and the Co–Editor of the Wiley Book Series on Bioinformatics and the Wiley Book Series on Nature Inspired Computing. He is the Editor–in–Chief of the Parallel and Distributed Computing Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 1996). Professor Zomaya was the Chair the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (1999–2003) and currently serves on its executive committee. He also serves on the advisory board of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing, the advisory board of the Machine Intelligence Research Labs, is a scientific council member of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social–Informatics, and Telecommunications Engineering (in Brussels) and member of the board of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Self–Organized Distributed and Pervasive Systems. Professor Zomaya served as General and Program Chair for more than 60 events (e.g., ACM MobiWac’09, ACM Q2SWinet’08, ACM MobiWac’07, ACM MobiWac’06, ACM MSWIM’02, IEEE/ACM CCGrid2001) and served on the committees of more than 600 ACM and IEEE conferences. He delivered more than 140 keynote addresses (e.g., IEEE/ACM CCGrid2011, ACM MEDES2010, ACM MSWIM’07), invited seminars, and media briefings.

Professor Zomaya is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology (U.K.), a Distinguished Engineer of the ACM and a Chartered Engineer (CEng). He received the 1997 Edgeworth David Medal from the Royal Society of New South Wales for outstanding contributions to Australian Science. He is also the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society’s Meritorious Service Award and Golden Core Recognition in 2000 and 2006, respectively. Also, he received the IEEE TCPP Outstanding Service Award and the IEEE TCSC Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing, both in 2011. His research interests are in the areas of parallel and distributed computing and complex systems.


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Available Lectures:

  • Adaptable Resource Allocation in Cloud Computing Systems: Cloud Computing is among the fastest growing topics in computing research today. Although the idea of offering computational power as a service is not novel, it did not publically become available before Clouds. Clouds are fundamentally different fro...
  • Cloud Computing Economics: Cloud computing with the great support of virtualization technologies has become a very compelling computing paradigm. A cloud is an aggregation of resources typically operated/provided by an autonomous administrative entity/body (e.g., Amazon, Googl...
  • Environmentally Sustainable Large Scale Distributed Systems: Global warming and climate change trends call for urgent action to manage information and communication technologies in a sustainable manner by minimizing energy consumption and utilizing resources more efficiently. Distributed computing environments...
  • Intelligent Methods for Solving Scheduling Problems in Distributed Computing Systems: The talk will address some of the key algorithmic and computational challenges associated with the scheduling problem. In order to support a wide range of services and user applications, scheduling becomes a crucial factor when designing distributed ...
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