• USA-2005

    For contributions to the analysis of data networks and protocols.

Dr. Walter Willinger is NIKSUN's Chief Scientist and is responsible for leading the NIKSUN Innovation Center. A published author, Dr. Willinger is best known for his research and work on the self-similar, "fractal" nature of Internet traffic. Focusing on the topological structure of the Internet, he has developed a theoretical foundation for the study of large scale communication networks. Dr. Willinger received his Dipl. Math from the ETH Zurich and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. He is a Fellow of ACM (2005), Fellow of IEEE (2005), AT&T Fellow (2007), and Fellow of SIAM (2009), as well as the co-recipient of multiple awards for his outstanding publications.