Don Towsley holds a B.A. in Physics (1971) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1975) from University of Texas. He is currently a Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts in the Department of Computer Science. He has held visiting positions at numerous universities and research labs. He currently holds an adjunct faculty position with Xi’an Jiaotong University. His research interests include networks and performance evaluation.
He currently serves as a Co-Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems (TOMPECS) and served previously as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and on numerous editorial boards. He has served as Program Co-chair of several conferences including INFOCOM 2009.
He has received numerous awards including the 2007 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Award, the 2008 ACM SIGCOMM Achievement Award, the 2011 IEEE INFOCOM Achievement Award, and numerous paper awards including a 2008 ACM SIGCOMM Test-of-Time Paper Award and the 2012 ACM SIGMETRICS Test-of-Time Award. Last, he has been elected Fellow of both the ACM and IEEE.