Emeritus Professor
    Computer Science Department
    North Carolina State University

Biographical Sketch


Harry G. Perros
is an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science and an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, NC State University, and an IEEE Fellow. He received the B.Sc. degree in Mathematics in 1970 from Athens University, Greece, the M.Sc. degree in Operational Research with Computing from Leeds University, England, in 1971, and the Ph.D. degree in Operations Research from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, in 1975. He has held visiting faculty positions at INRIA, Rocquencourt, France (1979), NORTEL, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (1988-89 and 1995-96), University of Paris 6, France (1995-96, 2000, 2002, 2012), University of Paris 13, France (2005-2006), and Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand (2006).

He has published 220 journal and conference papers in the area of performance modeling of computer and communication systems, and he has organized several international conferences. He has also published seven print books: Queueing Networks with Blocking: Exact and Approximate Solutions, Oxford University Press 1994, An Introduction to ATM Networks, Wiley 2001, Connection-Oriented Networks, Wiley 2005, Networking Services: QoS, Signaling, Processes, Amazon.com 2014, VBR Video Traffic Models, Wiley-ISTE 2014, Bandwidth Allocation for Video under QoS Constraints, Wiley-ISTE 2015, and An Introduction to IoT Analytics, CSC press 2021, and a free e-book Computer Simulation Techniques – The Definitive Introduction, 2002, revised in 2021.

In 1995 he founded the IFIP Working Group 6.3 on the Performance of Communication Systems, and he was the chairman from 1995 to 2002. He served as an associate Editor in several Journals and edited several special issues and conference proceedings. He was also the co-founder and program coordinator of the Master of Science degree in Computer Networks at NC State University.

He is an avid sailor, and he also enjoys playing music, reading, cooking and traveling.