CSE is thrilled to congratulate our Scientia Professor Boualem Benatallah on his newly announced elevation to 2022 IEEE Fellow, in recognition of his “contributions to declarative service composition and web services middleware.” 

The highly influential Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) sets the global standard in professional ethics in its mission to ‘advance technology for humanity.’ Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of IEEE. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. 

Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.

Prof Bentallah is an internationally-published scientist working in service-oriented computing, with over 25 years of recognition as a researcher, academic, and senior research leader, and is the founder and former head of the Service-Oriented Computing Research Group (SOCR) in CSE. 

Professor Benatallah is also currently associate editor of journals including International ACM Transactions on Web and IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. He was previously associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing

His pioneering field contributions include those in: service-oriented computing, software-enabled service quality, cloud services, web service composability, and mathematical optimization techniques for dynamic service composition and synthesis. His publications on these research areas have garnered over 23,000 citations, and attracted over $10m of competitive grant funding over his career. 

In addition to his latest fellowship recognition, he is the recipient of several major Australian and international grants, including ARC Discovery Projects, ARC Linkage Projects, ARC LIEF and ARC International Awards. 

Benatallah is a strong promoter of the project-based learning, research, and teaching nexus when working with students. He contributes knowledge-sharing in the community through reports, books, workshops, and research-industry hackathons.