Onno J. Boxma Wins the 2011
SIGMETRICS Achievement Award

ACM SIGMETRICS is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Onno J. Boxma from Eindhoven University as the recipient of the 2011 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award. The citation for his award reads "For outstanding contributions to queueing theory and exceptional leadership in the performance evaluation community."

Onno J. Boxma holds the chair of Stochastic Operations Research in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in Eindhoven University of Technology. Presently he is vice-dean and chairman of the Mathematics subdepartment. From October 2005 until April 2011, Onno was scientific director of the European research institute EURANDOM.

His main research interests are in queueing theory and its applications to the performance analysis of computer-communication and production systems. He has published about 180 refereed papers on these subjects, and he is co-author/co-editor of five books on queueing theory and performance evaluation.

He has served on the editorial board of several journals. He was Area Editor for Operations Research Letters from 1999-2004, and has been Advisory Editor since 2004. From 2004-2009, he was Editor-in-Chief of Queueing Systems, being Advisory Editor since 2010. He is currently one of the Coordinating Editors of the Applied Probability journals.

Onno Boxma is member of IFIP WG7.3, and honorary professor in Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2008-2010 and 2011-2013). He chairs the Prize Selection Committee of the Applied Probability Society of INFORMS. In June 2009, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Haifa.

Dr. Boxma will receive his award at the ACM SIGMETRICS 2011 conference in June 2011.

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