Albert Zomaya, Fellow - IEEE, AAAS, IET


MIR Labs - Advisory Board member

Albert Y. Zomaya is currently the Chair Professor of High Performance Computing & Networking in the School of Information Technologies, The University of Sydney. He held the CISCO Systems Chair Professor of Internetworking during the period 2002–‘07 in the same school and also served as head of school during the period 2006–’07. He also served as Deputy–Director (Information Technology) for the Sydney University Biological Informatics and Technology Centre (SUBIT) during 2003–‘06. Currently, serves on the board of Sydney Bioinformatics which was founded in 2007.

Prior to taking up the current position he was a Full Professor at the
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Western Australia where he spent the period spanning 1990–2001. During his time at UWA he headed the Parallel Computing Research Laboratory, and also spent sometime as Associate-, Deputy-, and Acting Head of Department.

Professor Zomaya received his PhD from the
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Sheffield University in the United Kingdom. He held visiting positions in the Department of Computer Science, Waterloo University and the Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri-Rolla. He also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Western Australia.

Professor Zomaya has to his credit 19 book titles and more than 300 publications in technical journals, collaborative books, and conferences. He is a Chair of the Advisory Board of the
Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, Founding Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, and member of the advisory board of International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing. He is also the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley Book Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Series Co-Editor (with Yi Pan) of the Wiley Book Series on Bioinformatics, and the Series Co-Editor (with Mary Eshaghian-Wilner) of the Wiley Book Series on Nature Inspired Computing

Professor Zomaya is an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computers, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Journal of Algorithms and Computational Technology, Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligence, International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, Mobile Information Systems, International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, International Journal of Computers and Applications, Future Generation Computer Systems Journal, Journal of Interconnection Networks, and International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science.

He also served in the past (for two terms) on the editorial boards of the
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems  and the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

Professor Zomaya is the editor-in-Chief of the
Parallel and Distributed Computing Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 1996) and serves on the executive board of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing.
He also serves as Scientific Council Member of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social–Informatics, and Telecommunications Engineering (Brussels) and member of the board of the He also served as the Chair for IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing from June 1999 to July 2003.

He was awarded the 1997
Edgeworth David Medal by the Royal Society of New South Wales for outstanding contributions to Australian Science. In September 2000 he was awarded the IEEE Computer Society's Meritorious Service Award and in 2006 was made a member of the Golden Core (also of the IEEE Computer Society's).

Professor Zomaya's research interests are in the areas of algorithms, parallel and distributed computing, computational machine learning, biological and adaptive computing systems, networking, mobile computing and wireless networks, cluster and grid computing, data mining, scientific computing, bioinformatics, and systems biology.

He is the founding co-chair of the
Workshop on Bio-Inspired Solutions to Parallel Pr ocessing Problems (BioSP3) (Now known as
the International Workshop on Nature Inspired Distributed Computing). He served in different capacities on the programs of more than 300 national and international conferences. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the IEEE, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (previously known as the Institution of Electrical Engineers), and a Distinguished Engineer of the ACM.