Oscar H. Ibarra#

Oscar H. Ibarra
Email:ibarra 'at' cs.ucsb.edu
Membership Number:2523
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Homepage: http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~ibarra

Present and Previous Positions

  • 1989-present, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (Dept. Chair, 1997-1999)
  • 1978-1989, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Minnesota
  • 1975-1976, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Engineering Sciences, University of the Philippines
  • 1973-1978, Associate Professor, Dept. of of Computer Science, University of Minnesota
  • 1969-1973, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Minnesota
  • 1967-1969, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical Eng. & Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D., 1967, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Fields of Scholarship

  • design and analysis of algorithms
  • theory of computation
  • computational complexity
  • parallel computing
  • formal verification
  • molecular computing
  • membrane computing

Honours and Awards

  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1984-1985
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), January 1992
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), September 1993
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), March 1995
  • 2001 IEEE Computer Society's Harry M. Goode Memorial Award, 2001
  • Recipient of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan for senior scientists, October-November 2002
  • Elected member of the European Academy of Sciences (EAS), 2003
  • Included in Thomson ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) database of 230 Highly Cited Researchers in Computer Science
  • First P Prize in Membrane Computing, announced during the 2003 Workshop on Membrane Computing, Tarragona, Spain, July 2003
  • Recipient of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) Distinguished Alumnus Award: the 2003 Outstanding Professional in the field of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, June 2003
  • Recipient of a Nokia Visiting Research Fellow scholarship, 2007
  • Recipient of the 2007 Blaise Pascal Medal in Computer Science from the European Academy of Sciences
  • Elected Foreign Member of Academia Europaea (Informatics Section), 2008
  • Recipient of a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, 2008

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