Imrich Chlamtac

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Imrich Chlamtac was born in Zlaté Moravce, Slovakia, where in 2015, he received an Honorary Citizenship. Currently, he is the President of EAI - European Alliance For Innovation.,[1] a private non-profit organization hosting conferences[2] and providing an open research community supporting professional development and bringing research to the market. Prior to that, he was President of CREATE-NET,[3] an international research and development center,[4] focusing on the areas of computer and telecommunication networks.


Imrich Chlamtac holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota (1979). He received his B.Sci. and M.Sci. degrees in mathematics with Highest Distinction from Tel Aviv University (1977).

Honorary appointments and international awards[edit]

In 1993 Chlamtac was elected Fellow of the IEEE - For contributions to the design and analysis of channel control protocols and their application to communication networks.[5] and in 1997 he became a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for introducing the concept of lightpaths, the foundation for today's optical WDM networks.[6] In 1994 he received the Fulbright Scholarship.

Chlamtac holds several honorary appointments including the Bruno Kessler Honorary Professor, University of Trento, Italy, the Sackler Professorship at Tel Aviv University, Honorary Professorship at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, the "University Professorship" at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE), Hungary, a Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Honorary Membership of the BUTE Senate.

He is the 2001 recipient of the ACM Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research on Mobility and the 2002 recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee (TC Wireless) Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Wireless Personal Communications. Dr. Chlamtac is a winner of the New Talents in Simulations Award from the Society of Computer Simulation for the concept of network emulators (1980) and the recipient of multiple ACM and an SPIE best paper awards. He has lectured worldwide as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (1993 and 2000–2001), and was the plenary and keynote speaker at leading conferences.


Dr. Chlamtac was recruited by the University of Texas at Dallas in Fall 1996 to build a bridge to Telecom Corridor, the largest concentration of telecommunications companies in US. As Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications endowed professor, the Director of CATSS, and Associate Provost for Research, he was instrumental in building up one of the largest industry-university partnerships funded through TexTec and other successful initiatives. He left UT Dallas in 2004.

Earlier on, from 1987 - 1994, he was a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst [7] and at Boston University from 1995 - 1997. From 1981 - 1987, he was a lecturer and then senior lecturer at Technion, Israel.

Dr. Chlamtac is the co-founder and past President of Consip, the first network emulator company, and of BCN System House Ltd. which was merged into KFKI System Integration Co. Ltd.,[8] one of the largest system integrator companies in central Europe.


Dr. Chlamtac is the inventor and principal investigator of BIONETS,[9] a 4-year multi-disciplinary project with a 7 MEuros budget, funded under Future and Emerging Technologies initiative on Situated and Autonomic Communications.


Dr. Chlamtac published over 400 papers throughout his research career.

He is the co-author of multiple Books, Book and Encyclopedias Chapters, including the first textbook on LAN-s entitled "Local Networks: Motivation, Technology and Performance",[10] the book "Wireless and Mobile Network Architectures",[11] which is an IEEE Network Editor's choice, as well as engineering books best-seller, and "Broadband Services to Businesses and Communities".[12]

Dr. Chlamtac is the founding Editor in Chief of the ACM/Springer Wireless Networks (WINET), the ACM/Springer Journal on Special Topics in Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET). He served as EiC of the SPIE Optical Magazine and was on the editorial boards and advisory boards of IEEE Transactions on Communications, Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, High Speed Networks Journal, Telecommunication Systems, the Photonic Network Communications Journal and the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications.


  1. ^ "EAI - Leadership".'
  2. ^!/publish/conferences
  3. ^ "President of CREATE-NET".'
  4. ^ "CREATE-NET - Mission".'
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  6. ^ ACM Fellow citation.
  7. ^ "Bio of Dr. Chlamtac" (PDF).
  8. ^ KFKI System Integration Co. Ltd.
  9. ^ BIONETS web site - About BIONETS
  10. ^ W. R. Franta, Imrich Chlamtac, Local Networks: Motivation, Technology and Performance, The Free Press, New York, NY, 1981
  11. ^ Yi-Bing Lin, Imrich Chlamtac, Wireless and Mobile Network Architectures, John Wiley & Sons, 2000
  12. ^ Imrich Chlamtac, Ashwin Gumaste, Csaba Szabo (Editors), Broadband Services to Businesses and Communities, John Wiley & Sons, 2004

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