Mario Gerla

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Mario Gerla (born 1943) is an Italian computer scientist and engineer, the Distinguished Professor, Jonathan B. Postel Chair and Chair of the Department of Computer Science of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),[1] and a published author. He has co-authored over 10 books that are held in 1,259 libraries, with the highest held book in 264 libraries worldwide.[2] He attended and graduated with an engineering degree from Polytechnic University of Milan and received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA, studying under faculty advisor Leonard Kleinrock. He joined the UCLA faculty in 1976. At UCLA, he is the director of Center for Autonomous Intelligent Networks and also Network Research Lab.[1]

Gerla was elected as an ACM Fellow in 2018 for "contributions to design and analysis of mobile wireless protocols for vehicular safety and traffic applications".[3]


  1. ^ a b "Mario Gerla: Computer Science". Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Gerla, Mario". Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  3. ^ 2018 ACM Fellows Honored for Pivotal Achievements that Underpin the Digital Age, Association for Computing Machinery, December 5, 2018