Liebeherr, Jorg




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Jorg Liebeherr received a Diplom-Informatiker degree (with distinction) from the University of Erlangen (Germany) in 1988, and the PhD degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991. After a Postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley, he joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia in 1992. In 1997-1998 he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnic University. Since Fall 2005, he is with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Toronto, where he holds the Nortel Chair of Network Architecture and Services. His research areas are self-organizing networks, protocol design, and performance analysis of computer networks. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2008.


  • IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Computer Society (Fellow)
  • ACM Sigcomm and ACM Sigmetrics (Member)
  • Outstanding Service Award,  IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Computer Communications,  2006
  • ACM Sigmetrics Best Student Paper Award, 2005 (Best paper with a student co-author)
  • Virginia Engineering Foundation Faculty Fellow, 2002-2005
  • NSF CAREER Award,  1996
  • Teaching–and–Technology Initiative Fellow, University of Virginia, 1995
  • NSF Research Initiation Award, 1993.