J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves elected to the 2022 National Academy of Inventors

Portrait of J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves
J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves.
J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, distinguished professor and chair of the computer science and engineering department, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced on December 8.

Garcia-Luna-Aceves is a leader and prolific contributor to the field of computer networks. He holds 70 US patents and has published more than 500 papers in journals, conferences, and books. 

“I am thrilled to be elected a Fellow of the NAI,” Garcia-Luna-Aceves said. “To me, teaching and research in Computer Science and Engineering, and networking in particular, is all about discovering and defining problems and then inventing solutions to solve them. I have been fortunate to share the joy of invention in networking research with my graduate students, many of whom have been co-inventors of a good percentage of my U.S. patents and U.S. patent applications to date.”

In addition to his newest honor, Garcia-Luna-Aceves is a Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA).

The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election as a NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.

To date, NAI Fellows hold more than 58,000 issued U.S. patents, which have generated over 13,000 licensed technologies and companies, and created more than one million jobs. In addition, over $3 trillion in revenue has been generated based on NAI Fellow discoveries.

The 2022 class of Fellows will be inducted at the Fellows Induction Ceremony at the 12th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors on June 27, 2023 in Washington, D.C.