Cloud computing pioneer Professor Rajkumar Buyya receives research impact award

The award recognises the impact of Professor Rajkumar Buyya's work on cloud computing.

Professor Rajkumar Buyya, whose work laid the foundations for cloud computing, has received the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society's Technical Committee on Cloud Computing Research Impact Award.

The award recognises the impact of Professor Buyya's work as one of the first researchers to offer a grand vision for cloud computing.

Professor Buyya, from the School of Computing and Information Systems, pioneered a model that led to the seamless and cost-effective platforms delivering many of today’s digital services.

The Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor is known in particular for developing new market-oriented and energy-efficient ways to allocate cloud computing resources according to user requirements, such as deadlines and cost restraints.

His research has led to the development of software systems like Aneka and CloudSim, which are used by academic institutions and commercial enterprises in more than 50 countries worldwide.

This is the second award for the widely-cited researcher this year, after he received the Research Innovation Award from the IEEE Technical Community on Services Computing in September.

Professor Buyya has supervised more than 52 PhD students who now work in leadership roles in companies such as IBM, Google and Amazon, has co-authored over 360 journal papers and has received 12 best paper awards.

His papers have attracted more than 118,000 citations.