Prof. Obaidat Wins Lifetime Achievement Award-The SCS Hall of Fame Award

Prof. Obaidat Wins Lifetime Achievement Award-The SCS Hall of Fame Award

Prof. Mohammad S. Obaidat, a distinguished member of INSTICC and worldwide renowned scientist/academic/researcher, EiC of several International Journals and well-known General Chair of several of INSTICC’s International Conferences (SIMULTECH and ICETE) has been awarded the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) Lifetime Achievement Award - The SCS Hall of Fame Award.

The Board of Directors of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) has approved this award in its recent meeting.

The Chair of the SCS Awards and Recognition Committee stated in his letter to Prof. Obaidat that:

“Your many outstanding, exceptional and lasting technical contributions recognized by worldwide experts have significantly impacted the use of modeling and simulation in predicting the performance of systems, especially computer, telecommunication and network systems. 

Your worldwide remarkable and long-lasting technical contributions and leadership services have influenced the future of Modeling and Simulation discipline, profession and SCS.

My heartfelt congratulations to you on this outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award, and admirable honor and accomplishment!”

According to the SCS Bylaws, the Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame Award recognizes the outstanding visionary leadership and dedication to increasing the effectiveness and broadening the application of simulation. Inductees, thoughts, words and energies have significantly impacted the use of simulation not only in the field, but also throughout the world.

Prof. Obaidat commented on the announcement of the award saying,” I am very pleased and honored to be one of nine worldwide scientists who won this award since the inception of the Society of Modeling and Simulation International, SCS, in 1952. This award is not only for me, it is for my students, fellow researchers, colleagues, my family, and the institutions that I went to and the ones that I worked for, professional societies that I worked with especially INSTICC, and the publishers that published books for me.”

Professor Obaidat is an internationally renowned academic, researcher, and scientist. He received his PhD and MS degrees in computer engineering with a minor in computer science from The Ohio State University. An accomplished author and writer, he has been an editor for numerous scientific journals including being the editor in chief of three scholarly international journals: the International Journal of Communication Systems, Journal of Convergence, and Journal of Information Processing. He also served as an editor of IEEE Wireless Communications and is currently serving as editor or advisory editor for many other journals including IEEE journals. He is a professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Monmouth University, NJ, USA.

He is the author of about thirty books and 600 refereed scholarly journal and conference publications. His books have been translated into several languages and have been used as textbooks and references worldwide. He has received numerous awards including the SCS most prestigious SCS Presidential Award and McLeod Founder’s Award for his outstanding technical contribution to modeling and computer simulation, the IEEE AICCSA 2009 Best Paper Award, the IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 Best Paper Award, the prestigious IEEE Communication Society’s Outstanding Leadership Award for his distinguished contribution and leadership to the 2010 IEEE GLOBECOM-Communication Software, Services, and Multimedia Applications (CSSMA 2010) Symposium, the IEEE DCNET 2011 Best Paper Award, the Nokia Research Fellowship Award, and the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award. He has chaired numerous international conferences and given numerous keynote speeches worldwide. He has served as an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished lecturer/visitor, and currently he is a distinguished lecturer for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Dr. Obaidat is also a SCS and IEEE Fellow.

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