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Mario Gerla, who has been a Department faculty member for nearly 40 years, and is the current Department chair, has been honored with an appointment to the HSSEAS Jonathan B. Postel Chair in Networking, retroactive to 7/1/2015. This is a special honor because Mario and Jonathan were classmates and friends for many years.

The Postel Chair is intended for a computer science faculty member of significant stature who will continue the great strides that Jonathan made in Internet-related research. The Chair was established through an
endowed fund initially created by a group of friends and family to honor the famed computer scientist’s lifetime achievements and his contributions to the development and management of the Internet.