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CRA Board Chair Ellen Zegura Named Regents’ Professor

Ellen ZeguraCongratulations to CRA Board Chair Ellen Zegura (Georgia Tech) for being appointed a Regents’ Professor by the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents. Regents’ Professorships are granted to outstanding tenured, full professors, based on excellence in research and contributions to their profession and to Georgia Tech.

“I am proud to be named a Regents’ Professor at Georgia Tech, ” said Zegura. “This honor recognizes sustained contributions to the university over a long period of time. As I finish my 27th year, it feels good! Thanks to all the students, colleagues, and staff who have made so much of what I’ve done possible and fun.”

Zegura is the Fleming Professor in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech. She works in two primary areas, computer networking and computing for social good. In computer networking, she is known for her work on the GT-ITM suite of Internet topology tools, which remain in use 20 years after release. In mobile wireless networking, she and colleagues invented the concept of message ferries to facilitate communications in environments where network connectivity is unreliable and/or sparse. Her work in computing and social good includes work in Liberia, with Native Americans in Southern California, and with residents of the Westside of Atlanta. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, and ACM. She was elected to the CRA board of directors in 2011, has served as chair of the board since 2019, and leads CRA’s strategic planning committee.