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IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence:2017

2017 IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing awarded to Professor Laurence T. Yang

The IEEE Technical committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) is happy to announce that the 2017 IEEE Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing has been awarded to Professor Laurence T. Yang for pioneering contributions and achievements in scalable computing for cyber-physical-social systems, as well as the distinguished leadership in service to the scalable computing community.

Laurence T. Yang is a professor in computer science of St. Francis Xavier University, Canada, and a fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering. He has published around 350 international journal papers in the areas of parallel and distributed computing, embedded and ubiquitous computing, and big data, of which half on top IEEE/ACM Transactions and Journals, others mainly on Elsevier, Springer and Wiley Journals.  He is a steering chair of more than 10 IEEE international conferences (mostly sponsored by IEEE TCSC). He served as the vice-chair of IEEE CS Technical Committee of Supercomputing Applications (2001- 2004), the chair of IEEE CS Technical Committee of Scalable Computing (2008-2011), and the chair of IEEE CIS Task force on Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligence (2009-2013). He was in the steering committee of IEEE/ACM Supercomputing conference series (2008-2011), and was in the National Resource Allocation Committee (NRAC) of Compute Canada (2009-2013), as well as the scientific committee chair (2012-2013) for Engineering, Mathematics and Computing Science of Compute Canada. He was the vice-chair (2014) and the chair (2015) of IEEE Canada Atlantic Section.

In addition, he is the editors-in-chief of several international journals. He is serving as an editor for many international journals (such as IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Access, Future Generation of Computer Systems (Elsevier), Information Sciences (Elsevier), Information Fusion (Elsevier), Big Data Research (Elsevier), etc). He has been as an author/co-author or an editor/co-editor of more than 25 books from well-known publishers. The book “Mobile Intelligence” from Wiley 2010 received an Honorable Mention by the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (The PROSE Awards). He has been invited to give around 35 keynote talks at various international conferences and symposia.