Imrich Chlamtac (born 1949, Zlaté Moravce, Slovakia), is the President of CREATE-NET, a European research consortium, primarily in the areas of computer and telecommunication networks. He is also the president of the European Alliance For Innovation.
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
In 1993 Chlamtac was elected Fellow of the IEEE for his work on ad hoc access protocols 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. 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 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.
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., one of the largest system integrator companies in central Europe.
Dr. Chlamtac is the inventor and principal investigator of BIONETS, 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", the book "Wireless and Mobile Network Architectures", which is an IEEE Network Editor's choice, as well as Amazon.com engineering books best-seller, and "Broadband Services to Businesses and Communities".
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.
- Page of Imrich Chlamtac, President of CREATE-NET
- Leadership, EAI - the European Alliance For Innovation, retrieved 2011-05-09.
- ACM Fellow citation.
- KFKI System Integration Co. Ltd.
- BIONETS web site - About BIONETS
- W. R. Franta, Imrich Chlamtac, Local Networks: Motivation, Technology and Performance, The Free Press, New York, NY, 1981
- Yi-Bing Lin, Imrich Chlamtac, Wireless and Mobile Network Architectures, John Wiley & Sons, 2000
- Imrich Chlamtac, Ashwin Gumaste, Csaba Szabo (Editors), Broadband Services to Businesses and Communities, John Wiley & Sons, 2004
- Page of Imrich Chlamtac chair of the Scientific council of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering - ICST
- Page of Imrich Chlamtac, Honorary Bruno Kessler Professor at the University of Trento, Italy (Partial list of publications there)
- Partial list of publications of Imrich Chlamtac on the DBLP server