Gul Agha (computer scientist)

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Gul Agha is a professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and director of the Open Systems Laboratory.wikipedia
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Actor model

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He is known for his work on the actor model of concurrent computation, and was also Editor-in-Chief of ACM Computing Surveys from 1999 to 2007.
Other major milestones include William Clinger's 1981 dissertation introducing a denotational semantics based on power domains and Gul Agha's 1985 dissertation which further developed a transition-based semantic model complementary to Clinger's.

Carl Hewitt

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However, much of his doctoral research was carried out in Carl Hewitt's Message-Passing Semantics Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Among the doctoral students that Hewitt supervised during his time at MIT are Gul Agha, Henry Baker, William Clinger, Irene Greif, and Akinori Yonezawa.

Jennifer S. Cole

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He has three daughters and lives with his wife, Jennifer S. Cole in Illinois.
Jennifer Cole is married to Gul Agha, with whom she has three daughters.

Computer science

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Gul Agha is a professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and director of the Open Systems Laboratory.

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

University of IllinoisUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignIllinois
Gul Agha is a professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and director of the Open Systems Laboratory.

Concurrent computing

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He is known for his work on the actor model of concurrent computation, and was also Editor-in-Chief of ACM Computing Surveys from 1999 to 2007.

ACM Computing Surveys

He is known for his work on the actor model of concurrent computation, and was also Editor-in-Chief of ACM Computing Surveys from 1999 to 2007.

Doctor of Philosophy

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Agha completed his B.S. with honors from the California Institute of Technology in the year 1977 and received his Ph.D. in Computer and Communication Science from the University of Michigan in 1986, under the supervision of John Holland.

University of Michigan

MichiganUniversity of Michigan, Ann ArborUniversity of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Agha completed his B.S. with honors from the California Institute of Technology in the year 1977 and received his Ph.D. in Computer and Communication Science from the University of Michigan in 1986, under the supervision of John Holland.

John Henry Holland

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Agha completed his B.S. with honors from the California Institute of Technology in the year 1977 and received his Ph.D. in Computer and Communication Science from the University of Michigan in 1986, under the supervision of John Holland.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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However, much of his doctoral research was carried out in Carl Hewitt's Message-Passing Semantics Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

MIT Press

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Agha's dissertation was published by the MIT Press as Actors: a model of concurrent computation in distributed systems, a book which, according to the ACM Guide to Computing Literature, has been cited over 3000 times.

Sindh

Sindh ProvinceSindSindh, Pakistan
Agha was born and completed his early schooling in Sindh, Pakistan.

Pakistan

Islamic Republic of PakistanPAKPakistani
Agha was born and completed his early schooling in Sindh, Pakistan.

California Institute of Technology

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He received his B.S. with honors from the California Institute of Technology in 1977.

Blues

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Agha enjoys Blues music and is a vegan and a pacifist.

Veganism

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Agha enjoys Blues music and is a vegan and a pacifist.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEEEFellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersTechnical Field Award
Agha became a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2002.

ACM Fellow

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Agha was elected as an ACM Fellow in 2018 for "research in concurrent programming and formal methods, specifically the Actor Model".

List of American Muslims

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Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

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Proposed states and union territories of India

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According to Gul Agha, India is a country that is well suited to the secular Sufi mindset of the Sindhi people.