Simon S Lam
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Phone: +1 512 471 9531
Simon S. Lam received the BSEE degree from Washington State University, Pullman, in 1969, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA in 1970 and 1974, respectively. From 1971 to 1974, he was a Postgraduate Research Engineer at UCLA's ARPANET Measurement Center, where he worked on satellite and radio packet switching networks. From 1974 to 1977, he was a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York. Since 1977, he has been on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin where he is a Professor of Computer Sciences. He served as Department Chair from 1992 to 1994. His research interests include computer networks, internet security, quality of service guarantees, and distributed multimedia. He has served on the editorial boards of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Proceedings of the IEEE, and Performance Evaluation. He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking from 1995 to 1999. He organized and was Program Chair of the inaugural ACM SIGCOMM Symposium held at the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. He is a founding Steering Committee member of the IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols. Dr. Lam received the 1975 Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Communications Society for his paper on packet switching in a multiacess broadcast channel. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Fellow of IEEE.