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Joseph Y Leung

Joseph Leung, PhD, distinguished professor of computer science at New Jersey Institute of Technology, is recognized as an international leader in the field of scheduling theory. He won a prize from leading experts for solving an important open problem in scheduling. His research interests include scheduling theory, real-time systems, algorithms, operating systems, computational complexity, and combinatorial optimization.

With Michael Pinedo at New York University, Leung was recently awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to study order scheduling in an industrial environment. He recently edited the Handbook of Scheduling: Algorithms, Models and Performance Analysis, published by CRC Press in 2004.

Since 1976, he has been on the faculties of Virginia Tech, Northwestern University, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was associate program head of the computer science program at the University of Texas at Dallas from 1987 to 1990, chairman of the department of computer science and engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1990 to 1996, and chairman of computer and information science at NJIT from 1999 to 2001.

Leung received his PhD in computer science from Pennsylvania State University in 1977 and his BS in mathematics from Southern Illinois University in 1972.

Topics: scheduling theory, computer science, real-time systems, algorithms, operating systems, computational complexity, combinatorial optimization