Our highly esteemed colleague, Professor Erol Gelenbe, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences, has been appointed Evaluator/Panellist member of the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant 2022 panel on Computer Science and Informatics (PE6).
ERC grant panels are composed of eminent scientists who take responsibility for the selection of the most promising candidates to receive ERC’s career development grants.
Known for pioneering theoretical and experimental work on computer and network system performance, Erol Gelenbe PhD (New York University), DSc (Sorbonne), is an elected Fellow of the main international scientific societies related to Computer Science, and the Royal Statistical Society. He was also elected Fellow of several national academies (Belgium, France, Hungary, Poland, Turkey), received three “honoris causa” doctorates, and scientific prizes in France, Turkey, US, UK, Hungary and Iran. He has graduated some 95 PhDs, and held chaired professorships at leading European and American institutions including Univ. of Liege, Univ. Paris-Saclay, Duke University, Imperial College.
An active participant and project coordinator in EU Research Programs including FP6, FP7, H2020, he has also been funded by NSF, ONR (in the USA), and EPSRC (UK). He received the French honors of Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur and Commandeur du Mérite, and Italy awarded him Commendatore al Merito della Repubblica and Grande Ufficiale della Stella d’Italia. In 2022 he was listed in the “Muslim 500” among the five hundred most influential people from muslim countries, in the 17 names from his native country Turkey including two Nobel laureates.
We wish Professor Gelenbe all the best in this prestigious role!