Michael Papazoglou, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

Dr. Papazoglou has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the fields of computer science and higher education

‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, NETHERLANDS, December 15, 2020  — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Michael Papazoglou with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Papazoglou celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

As a distinguished computer scientist and researcher, Dr. Papazoglou has built a successful career in higher education at Tilburg University. Having earned distinction as a full professor and chairperson of Computer Science in the department of Information Management since 1996, he is also the director of the INFOLAB and the European Research Institute in Service Science on campus. Apart from his obligations at the university, Dr. Papazoglou is an honorary professor at the University of Trento in Italy, at the Universities of New South Wales and Macquarie in Sydney, Australia, as well as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), in Barcelona, a scientific advisor of the European Union (EU), a member of the EIFFEL Think Tank on Future Internet, and a professorial fellow at several international universities. Dr. Papazoglou is also a research evaluation committee member of national scientific bodies and research funding organizations throughout the world, and a scientific director for S-Cube: The Software Services and Systems European Network of Excellence, which is a research network funded by the EU. In this capacity, he helped link existing European research strengths in Service Science and Engineering and helped build new competence for multi-disciplinary, collaborative approaches to addressing challenging and significant research and education problems in this field. He set up mechanisms for co-operation across Europe so as to achieve a common vision of ‘strategic service engineering research domains’ and associated R&D road-maps.

Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Papazoglou’s main research interests have included such areas as software modeling, design and development, distributed computing systems, database and information systems, large data integration and management, big data analytics, e-business integration, software services, cloud computing, and business process management. Shifting his focus in more recent years to pursuing emerging technologies, industrial engineering, product engineering, product lifecycle management, smart applications and smart technology solutions for healthcare and manufacturing, he continues to make great strides in the field. Dr, Papazoglou is considered as one of the original promulgators of ‘Service-Oriented Computing. His research efforts have notably been disseminated through well over 200 articles in various scientific journals and international conferences as well as 23 (authored and edited) books. He has also served in various editorial capacities for several scientific journals, and is notably the author of the 1989 book, “Relational Data Management,” the 2006 book, “e-Business Fundamentals: Organizational and Technical Infrastructure”, and the 2012 book, “Web Services & SOA: Principles and Technology”.

Having enjoyed a career that spanned over four decades, Dr. Papazoglou has held academic appointments at the University of Koblenz in Germany, the Australian National University, Queensland University of Technology in Australia, and Fernuniversität in Hagen, Germany. He was also a researcher at the Nuclear Research Center Democritos in Athens, Greece, and a researcher and international project leader at the National German Research Institute of Computer Science GMD in Saint Augustin, Germany. During the five years he was aligned with the Queensland University of Technology between 1991 and 1996, Dr. Papazoglou also served as a full professor and as the head of school of Information Systems and director of the Cooperative Information Systems Research Center. Instrumental in the supervision of young researchers while in academia, he has been equally influential on numerous researchers in their respective professions.

During the late 1980s, Dr. Papazoglou provided his expertise as a consultant to the Esprit Research Program in Brussels. He continues to collaborate with the organization, leading various conferences, assisting in designing and evaluation for the Framework Programs for Research and Technological Development (Framework 5, 6, 7 and Horizon 2020) and consulting with the EU. Dr. Papazoglou is also a reviewer for several national and international committees throughout many continents, including the North America, Australia and Europe. He chaired several international conferences and is the co-founder of the international conferences on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS) and Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC) as well as the co-founder of the monograph book series for MIT Press in Information Systems and for the Springer-Verlag book series in Service Science.

In preparation for his career, Dr. Papazoglou received a Bachelor of Science in electronic engineering, with honors, at the University of Dundee in Scotland in 1978 and a Master of Science in computer systems engineering at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 1979. Returning to the University of Dundee years later, he completed a Doctor of Philosophy in microcomputer systems engineering in 1983. Supported by various professional memberships, Dr. Papazoglou is a golden core member and distinguished visitor of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Computer Society. Well regarded for his indelible accomplishments, he secured a Research Excellence grant from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, as well as additional research grants from the National Dutch Research Council, the Australian Research Council and the European Commission.

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