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About James Kurose

Jim Kurose received a B.A. degree in physics from Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Columbia University. He is currently Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science. Professor Kurose has been a Visiting Scientist at IBM Research, INRIA, Institut EURECOM , the University of Paris, LIP6, and Technicolor Research Labs. He has previously served in a number of campus administrative roles including Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Interim Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Executive Associate Dean of the College of Natural Sciences , and senior faculty advisor for science and engineering for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement.
His research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, multimedia communication, and modeling and performance evaluation. Dr. Kurose has served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He has been active in the program committees for IEEE Infocom, ACM SIGCOMM, and ACM SIGMETRICS conferences for a number of years, and has served as Technical Program Co-Chair for these conferences. He has won several conference best paper awards and received the ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Award.
He is the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from the National Technological University (8 times), the Outstanding Teacher Award from the UMass College of Natural Science and Mathematics, the Outstanding Teaching Award of the Northeast Association of Graduate Schools, and the IEEE Taylor Booth Education Medal. He was one of the founders of the Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI). He has twice received an IBM Faculty Development Award, and a Lilly Teaching Fellowship. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association, the advisory council of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation. He serves in the scientific advisory boards of Technicolor, IMDEA Networks in Madrid, and Laboaratory for Information, Network and Communication Sciences in Paris. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM.
With Keith Ross, he is the co-author of the textbook, Computer Networking, a top down approach (5th edition) published by Addison-Wesley.


Present Distinguished Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 INFOCOM Achcievement Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • 2013 IEEEN INFOCOM Achievement Award

Contact Information

376 Computer Science Building
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst MA, 01003