Menascé Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from CMG

Posted: January 10, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Daniel Menascé, professor of computer science in the School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E), received the 2001 A.A. Michelson Award, a recognition of lifetime achievement, from the Computer Measurement Group (CMG) at its annual conference last month.

CMG, a nonprofit, international organization of computer professionals committed to the measurement and management of computer systems, named Menascé for his “significant

contributions” to the profession over his professional career. The organization specifically cited his four groundbreaking books on capacity planning; his teaching tutorials at conferences; establishing e-commerce as a rigorous discipline leading to an academic degree; and “exceptional mastery of both theory and practice of performance analysis…an exemplar of a bridge between researchers and practitioners of our art.”

Menascé is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and has received many other awards, including the George Mason Teaching Excellence Award; Outstanding Teaching Award from IT&E; Recognition of Service Award, Association for Computing Machinery, for contributions to ACM as the general chair of the Sigmetrics Conference, May 1999; and best paper awards from CMG and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is general chair of the 2003 ACM conference on e-commerce.

Currently, he is the co-director of the E-Center of Excellence in Research and Education for E-Business and director of the M.S. in E-commerce program at George Mason. Menascé has been associated with the university since 1992.

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