Gustavo Alonso named IEEE Fellow

Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, January 2014: Prof. Gustavo Alonso from the Computer Science Department of ETH Zurich has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to data management and distributed systems. In particular, his work in understanding data replication and how to combine efficiency with high levels of consistency are nowadays the basis for many distributed database products and cloud based solutions.

“The election to IEEE Fellow is a great honor and I am very grateful for the recognition it makes of the work done at my group over many years”, said Alonso. “I am proud of this achievement but it is also humbling to see my name added to such an illustrious group of people”.

Gustavo Alonso received his PhD from UC Santa Barbara and worked at the IBM Almaden Research Center before joining ETH Zurich. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to several areas of computer science, including several most influential paper awards: the AOSD 2012 Most Influential Paper Award for work on dynamic aspect oriented programming, and the VLDB 2010 Ten Year Best Paper Award for work on consistent database replication. Gustavo Alonso is an ACM Fellow.

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.

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