Achievement Award for TU/e Full Professor Sem Borst

In June, Sem Borst will receive the ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award. This prestigious award is presented annually by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to a scientist who made fundamental contributions to the performance analysis of computer- and communication networks. Borst will receive the award for his influential and widely acknowledged contributions to the areas of stochastic modelling of wireless networks, asymptotic analysis of heavy-tailed queueing systems, distributed algorithms for dynamic capacity allocation, and efficient allocation strategies in large-scale cloud systems and data center networks.

Sem Borst has been part-time Full Professor of Stochastic Operations Research at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the TU/e since 1998. He also works for Nokia Bell Labs in Murray Hill in the United States. He has published over 170 articles in leading scientific journals and conference proceedings, and is (co-)holder of 28 patents. Borst is the second Dutchman and TU/e professor to receive the ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award. He follows in the footsteps of Onno Boxma who received the prize in 2011, and under whose supervision he obtained his PhD degree at Tilburg University in 1994.

Sem Borst: “I feel delighted and extraordinarily honored with this award, and am grateful for the opportunities that TU/e and Nokia Bell Labs have offered me. Above all, however, it is a time when I feel extra privileged and thankful for the collaboration with my colleagues and PhD candidates at TU/e, but also at Nokia Bell Labs and beyond. Without the wonderful collaboration with them, I would not have had the honor of receiving this award.” Read more