WSO2 Founder Receives IEEE TCSVC Research Innovation Award 2022

Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, CEO and Founder of API WSO2, received the IEEE TCSVC Research Innovation Award 2022.

The award is presented by the Technical Community of the IEEE Computing Society on Services Computing (TCSVC). It recognizes technologists who have a significant influence on “the direction of research and development in the field, have transferred theory to practice in significant and innovative ways, and/or have enabled the delivery of products/systems/solutions of impactful business services”.

During his 30 years in the industry, Weerawarana has led the creation of web services and open source technologies that have played a significant role in creating the API economy.

For example, he co-authored specifications such as Web Services Description Language (WSDL) and Business Process Execution Language of Web Services (BPEL4WS).

Weerawarana has also worked on open source technologies like the Apache Axis2 web service engine and the Ballerina programming language.

Additionally, during its time at WSO2, the company piloted innovations that are used by Fortune 500 companies, universities and government agencies. The company’s Choreo platform applies the fundamental principles of BPEL4WS in a low-code format so that non-programmers can build distributed applications.

“I’ve been fortunate to be at the center of several major waves of software technologies that have provided opportunities to reshape the way technologists create solutions and experiences that improve the way we work, live, and play” , said Dr. Weerawarana. “I am deeply honored to be recognized with the 2022 IEEE TCSVC Research Innovation Award, and look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of how software can support organizations and the people they serve. .”


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