Rajkumar Buyya takes out leading Australia and New Zealand research award

By Greta Harrison

Professor Rajkumar Buyya from the Department of Computing and Information Systems has been awarded the 2017 Scopus Researcher Award for Excellence in Innovative Research for Australia and New Zealand.

The awards, presented by science and health information analytics company Elsevier, took place at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney on November 10. The awards aim to recognise the academic contribution of Australia and New Zealand’s researchers who are building their careers, and help them gain broad recognition at home and abroad for their work.

“The award categories recognise outstanding researchers who have made significant contributions to research in Australia and New Zealand. The quality of the applicants was excellent,” said chief panelist of the awards, Professor Aidan Byrne.

Elsevier’s Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand, Richard Baskus said that Elsevier was honored to recognise these highly talented researchers.

“In a digitally connected world, the Australasia region represents excellence in academic research with a strong spirit of innovation and originality. The 2017 award winners are all excellent examples of this interconnectedness. Our aim at Elsevier is to support researchers in their discoveries that will bring great benefits to society,” He said.

Professor Rajkumar Buyya is an expert in cloud computing and the Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne. He is also the founding CEO of cloud computing company Manjrasoft. Software technologies for grid and cloud computing developed under Professor Buyya’s leadership are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. He has authored over 525 publications and seven text books.

The Melbourne School of Engineering congratulates Professor Buyya on this significant international award.