Professor Nick McKeown
will receive the 2021 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell medal
, for exceptional contributions to communications and networking sciences and engineering. The IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal was established in 1976, in commemoration of the centennial of the telephone's invention, to provide recognition for outstanding contributions to telecommunications.
Nick researches techniques to improve the Internet. Most of this work has focused on the architecture, design, analysis, and implementation of high-performance Internet switches and routers. More recently, his interests have broadened to include network architecture, backbone network design, congestion control; and how the Internet might be redesigned if we were to start with a clean slate.
Please join us in congratulating Nick on this well-deserved honor!