Devavrat Shah, Jamieson Career Development assistant professor of electrical engineering & computer science at the MIT Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems, LIDS, is the inaugural winner of the ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Award 2008 for his work on network scheduling algorithms. The award was given at the International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, Sigmetrics 2008, held June 2-6, in Annapolis, Maryland.
Devavrat Shah, cited in this award for his contributions to the design and analysis of scheduling algorithms for communication networks, is currently focusing on the theory of large complex networks including network algorithms, stochastic networks, network information theory and large-scale statistical inference.
Shah received his BTech degree in Computer Science & Engg. from IIT-Bombay in 1999 with the honor of the President of India Gold Medal. He received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science department, Stanford University in October 2004. He was a post-doc in the Statistics Department at Stanford in 2004-05.
Prof. Shah was co-awarded the IEEE INFOCOM best paper award in 2004 and the ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance best paper awarded in 2006. He received the 2005 George B. Dantzig best disseration award from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, INFORMS. In 2006, Shah received an NSF CAREER award and was the plenary speaker at InterPerf 2007 (a workshop on interdisciplinary systems approach in performance evaluation and design of computer & communication systems).