EECS professors Bochmann and Mylopoulos win Lifetime Achievement Awards for contributions to Computer Science

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017

Mylopoulos + Bochmann

Professors Mylopoulos (left) and Bochmann.

CS-Can/Info-Can, the new national organization of Canadian Computer Science Departments, Schools and Faculties, presented these awards.

CS-Can/Info-Can is the focal point for computer science research and education in Canada. Their members include leading computer science researchers and educators at the university level. Membership is open to university faculty members in Canada who are active in computer science research and education, to students with an interest in computer science, to industry researchers and to members of government laboratories and departments.

These Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize current or former faculty members in Canadian computer science departments, schools and faculties who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to the field over their careers. The awards are given for achievements in research, teaching, service, or any combination of these.

Gregor von Bochmann (University of Ottawa)
Professor v. Bochmann has been a professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since January 1998, after 25 years at the University of Montreal. He is a fellow of the IEEE and ACM and a member of the Royal Society of Canada.

He has worked in the areas of programming languages, compiler design, communication protocols, and software engineering and published many papers in these areas. He was also actively involved in the standardization of formal description techniques for communication protocols and services. His recent work was in the areas of software engineering for distributed systems, peer-to-peer systems, quality of service and security management for Web applications, and control procedures for optical networks.

John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto)
Professor Mylopoulos is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa. He received his Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University in 1966 and his PhD degree from Princeton in 1970, the year he joined the University of Toronto. His research interests include requirements engineering, data semantics and knowledge management. He retired from Toronto in 2009, and joined the University of Trento (Italy) where he led a large European project on Software Engineering (2011–16).

Mylopoulos is the recipient of the first Outstanding Services Award given by the Canadian AI Society (1992), a co-recipient of the most influential paper award of the 1994 International Conference on Software Engineering, a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of AI (AAAI), the elected president of the VLDB Endowment (1998–01, re–elected for the period 2002–05), and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

The Faculty wishes to congratulate these professors for their multiple achievements and this well-deserved recognition.

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