Stephen Lavenberg Wins the 2005 SIGMETRICS Achievement Award

ACM SIGMETRICS is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Stephen S. Lavenberg, of IBM Research as the recipient of the 2005 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award in recognition of his seminal contributions to methodology and tools for performance and reliability analysis, and his pioneering leadership in building the performance research community.

Dr. Lavenberg received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech in 1968. He joined IBM Research that same year. He led many performance related projects at IBM and was manager of the Systems Analysis Department for many years. Currently he is Associate Director, Computer Science at IBM Research in Hawthorne, NY.

Dr. Lavenberg is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. He was the recipient of the IEEE Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award in 1991 and has been awarded numerous achievement awards at IBM. He was co-inventor of Mean Value Analysis for queueing networks which has been the foundation for much performance modeling research. He led the efforts at IBM for many influential tools in performance and reliability analysis including SAVE (System Availability Estimator). He has published extensively in the areas of performance evaluation, simulation and performance tools including the Computer Performance Modeling Handbook (1983). He has held a number of leadership positions in SIGMETRICS and the IFIP Working Group 7.3 on Performance Evaluation and was influential in the pioneering development of these organizations.

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