Shmuel Zaks

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Shmuel Zaks
Born1949 (1949)
Alma materTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Scientific career
FieldsDistributed computing and Computer networks
InstitutionsTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorChung Laung Liu

Schmuel Zaks (born 1949) is a computer scientist and mathematician who works in the fields of distributed computing and computer networks. He is a professor at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where he holds the Joan Callner-Miller Chair in Computer Science.

Zaks received his BSc degree from Technion in 1971 and MSc from Technion in 1972. In 1979 he received his PhD degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where his PhD supervisor was Chung Laung Liu.[1] Since then, he has done joint work with numerous co-authors, including the prolific mathematician Paul Erdős.

During the 23rd International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2009), a series of lectures was organized to celebrate Schmuel Zaks's and Michel Raynal's 60th birthdays and their contributions in the development of the field of distributed computing.[2]

In 2017, Zaks received the Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing, at the SIROCCO 2017 conference, for his lifetime achievements in Distributed Computing.


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  2. ^ "Michel Raynal and Shmuel Zaks Celebration: Sixty and Beyond". 23rd International Symposium on Distributed Computing. Elche/Elx, Spain, September 23–25, 2009.


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