Thomas G. Robertazzi is a native New Yorker. He received the Ph.D from Princeton University in 1981 and the B.E.E. from the Cooper Union in 1977.
After teaching for a year in the electrical engineering department of Manhattan College, Riverdale N.Y., Prof. Robertazzi joined the faculty at SUNY at Stony Brook where he is presently a Professor of electrical and computer engineering. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE.
Prof Robertazzi's research interests involve networking, performance evaluation of computer and communication systems, e-commerce technology, scheduling and distributed systems. He has published extensively in the areas of parallel processor scheduling, ATM switching, queueing networks, Petri networks, ad-hoc radio networks and mobile agents. Along with Dr. James Cheng, Prof. Robertazzi is the co-creator of analytical divisible load models of parallel processor scheduling. Prof. Robertazzi has authored one book, co-authored a second and edited a third book in the area of performance evaluation. He has written a 2007 book on networking and grids. He has also published a book in the area of telecommunications network planning. He maintains a very active research program and supervises a number of Ph.D students.
In recent years Prof. Robertazzi has taught engineering courses such as ones on networking, network management and planning, performance evaluation, wireless technology, reliability theory and current issues in science and engineering. From 1993 to 2002 and 2005 to the present Prof. Robertazzi has been the faculty director of the Stony Brook Interdisciplinary Program in Science and Enginnering. This is based in a residential undergraduate college and serves to provide an academically enriched environment to the college's residents.
Prof. Robertazzi is currently an affiliate of The Brookhaven Computational Science Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory. His work there has involved computational "grids" for collaborative science. Such grids would allow scientists and engineers to share data and processing in large distributed networks.
We do have a fine program in communications and networking and the department has some funds to support incoming students as teaching assistants. Additional research support from faculty with grant awards in the form of research assistantships is also awarded in certain cases.
Research collaboration with Prof. Robertazzi is a possibility for students pursuing a Ph.D degree. A Ph.D degree takes on average 4 years of academic work beyond a Bachelors degree. Students awarded a Ph.D can pursue a large number of rewarding career possibilities in universities, industry or government.
Prof. T. Robertazzi