Erol Gelenbe, Dennis Gabor Professor and Head of Intelligent Systems and Networks at Imperial, is renowned for developing mathematical models and experiments to analyse and predict the performance of computer systems and networks. Currently Erol works on reducing the energy consumption of ICT through novel load optimisation algorithms and by exploiting basic properties of physical particles that may achieve energy optimal computing and communication. He is also active in the field of security of mobile networks. Erol has graduated 70 PhDs, and was elected to membership of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters of Belgium, the Hungarian, Polish and Turkish Science Academies, and the Academie des Technologies of France. His honours include Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) and Grande Ufficiale della Stella d'Italia (Italy).
Learning how to optimise the performance of computer systems isn't Erol's only passion. A dedicated classroom teacher, he frequently gives keynotes at conferences and communicates through reports for government, and has worked closely with industry including BT, BAE Systems, Huawei. He has served as Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in France, and also developed training programmes in ICT for job seekers.
The awards he has received for his research include the Dennis Gabor Medal of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the France Telecom Prize of the French Academy of Sciences, the ACM SIGMETRICS Life-Time Achievemnt Award of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Oliver Lodge Medal of the Institution for Engineering and Technology, Fellowship of IEEE and ACM, and honoris causa doctorates from the University of Liege (Belgium), of Rome II (Italy), and Bogazici-Istanbul (Turkey).