The board approved the appointment of computer science professors Mikhail "Mike" Atallah and Douglas Comer as distinguished professors, effective immediately.
..."Since Purdue established the first computer science department in the nation in 1962, professors such as Mike Atallah and Doug Comer have kept the department in the forefront of research and achievement in the field," said Purdue Provost Sally Mason.
is a highly recognized computer scientist.
...Douglas ComerComer holds bachelor's degrees in mathematics and physics from Houghton College and a doctorate in computer science from Pennsylvania State University.He started his Purdue career in 1976 as an assistant professor, attaining full professorship in 1984.He served as dean of Interop Graduate Institute for the Softbank Corporation in Foster City, Calif., from 1996-98.
Comer's books have sold more than 500,000 copies, been translated into 16 languages and been adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States.He
was inducted as a fellow of the Purdue Teaching Academy
research focuses on issues in computer networks and operating systems.Most recently he
has conducted research on practical applications of wireless Internet networking.Much of his
work is experimental.He
students design systems and evaluate their performance using prototype implementations.Comer is an internationally recognized expert on TCP/IP, gives lectures at various network meetings and is a consultant to private industry.He
is well known for his
groundbreaking textbooks, journals and other publications. He is the former chairman of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Distributed Systems Architecture Board and the Computer Science Network Technical Committee, and a member of the Internet Activities Board.
In 1999 he
was inducted into Purdue's Book of Great Teachers, was voted Outstanding Teacher of the Year the same year by the computer science department and was given the Lifetime Achievement Award as one of the founders and major participants in the Software Tools Users Group
by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association
.He also is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, an educational and scientific computing society.
...,Douglas Comer, (765) firstname.lastname@example.org