Professor Sami Erol Gelenbe The 2017 Mustafa Prize Laureate

Professor Erol Gelenbe, a Foreign Member of Polish Academy of Sciences and a member of our institute, has received one of the Islamic world’s most prestigious science and technology awards, the Mustafa Prize. Professor Gelenbe received $USD 500,000 and a special medal in Vahdat Hall, the Opera House in Tehran, in front of some 1000 guests from all over the world. In his speech Prof. Gelenbe said: "I’ve always had a passion for fundamental research on the mathematical foundations for computer and communication systems, that lead to building better systems and improving their usage and performance, and that is what has driven me over the years …,”

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