S. S. Iyengar

Ryder Professor and Director

S. S. Iyengar


Phone: 305-348-3947

Office: ECS 351

Office Hours: N/A



Honors and Awards

  • FIU Top Scholar award (2014 / 2013)
  • IBM Faculty Award (2014)
  • Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (2014)
  • Florida Innovation to Industry (2012)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Conferred by ISAM(International Society of Agile Manufacturing ) IIT-Banares Hindu University for his lifelong contribution to the fields of Engineering and Computer Science ,December 17,2012
  • Best Computer Science Faculty of 2012 on December 30th,2012, Pondicherry at the conference on ASDF Conference on Global Awards.
  • Distinguished Research Award from Tunisian Mathematical Society, March 22, 2010, Tunisia
  • Distinguished Service Award Roy Paul Daniel's Professor Award (2008-2010)
  • Member of the Advisory Board for International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, Inderscience Publishers, (2005 - Present)
  • Fellow of Society for Process and Design Science(SPDS) (2005)
  • Member European Academy of Science (2002)
  • Fellow of ACM (2002)
  • Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS) (2000)
  • Fellow of IEEE (1995)
  • ACM | IEEE | SIAM Distinguished scientist (National) lecturer

Research and Instructional Interest

  • Computational Sensor Networks (Theory and Application)
  • Parallel and Distributed Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Software for Detections of Critical Events
  • Autonomous Systems and Distributed Systems

Background Education

D.SC (Honorary), Techno Global University, India
Ph. D., Eng., Mississippi State University, Mississippi
M.S., Mech. Eng., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
B.S., Mech. Eng., Bangalore University, Bangalore, India

Selected Professional Experience

August 26, 2011 - Present
Ryder Professor, Director, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University,Miami, Florida
July 1,1992 - 2011
Roy Paul Daniels Professor & Chairman, Department of Computer Science, Louisiana State University, Louisiana,USA
Dec 2007 and July 2008
Visiting Homi Bhabha Distinguished Professor , Indira Gandhi Center of Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India
Aug 2006 - July 31st, 2007
Visiting Chaired Professorship, Dept of Computer and Communication Engineering, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan
2004 - Present
Co-Director, Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) Bioinformatics Core, Department of Computer Science, Louisiana State University
2003 - 2006
Visiting Satish Dhawan Chaired Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2003 - 2006)
May 2 - May 12
Visiting Professor, University of Kuwait, 2002
Feb. 19 - March 7, 1993
Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, Universite Paris VII, France, Host: Professor A. Saoudi
July 1, 1991 - 1992
Professor and Interim Chairman, Department of Computer Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Selected Publications

Text Books/ Research Monograph

  • Gregory Vert, S.S.Iyengar , Vir Phoha , "Introduction to Contextual Processing - Theory and Application", CRC Press, November 2010, pp. 320.
  • S.S.Iyengar. N. Parameshwaran etal., "Fundamentals of Sensor Network Programming - Application and Technology ", John Wiley and sons and IEEE Press, November 2010, pp. 352
  • Chakrabarty and S.S. Iyengar, "Scalable Infrastructure for Information Processing in Distributed Sensor Networks", Springer-Verlag London Ltd, June 2005, pp. 252.
  • C. Xavier and S.S. Iyengar, "Introduction to Parallel Algorithms", John Wiley and Sons, July 1998, pp. 365 Translated into Chinese language (January 2005).
  • S.S. Iyengar, E.C. Cho and V. Phoha, "Foundations of Wavelet Networks and Applications", Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, June 2002, pp. 258.
  • R.R. Brooks and S.S. Iyengar "Multi Sensor Fusion: Fundamentals and Applications with Software", Prentice Hall Publication Co., New Jersey 07458 (October 1997), pp. 488.
  • L. Prasad and S.S. Iyengar, "Wavelet Analysis with an Application to Image Processing",Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, June 1997, pp. 279.
  • S.S. Iyengar, L. Prasad and Hla Min, "Advances in Distributed Sensor Integration: Applications and Theory" Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, (1995), pp. 273.
  • Wireless Communication and Sensor Computing, January 2010.

Edited Books

  • S.S. Iyengar, R.R. Brooks (EDS), "Distributed Sensor Networks: Image and Sensor Signal Processing", 2nd Edition, CRC Press, Chapman & Hall Books, September, 2012.11.
  • S.S. Iyengar, R.R. Brooks (EDS), "Distributed Sensor Networks: Sensor Networking and Applications", 2nd Edition, CRC Press, Chapman & Hall Books, September, 2012.
  • V.K. Prasanna, S. S. Iyengar, Paul Spirakis, Matt Welsh (Eds), "Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on DCOSS.
  • S.S. Iyengar and R.R. Brooks (Eds), "Distributed Sensor Networks", Taylor and Francis / CRC Press, Inc. December 2004, pp. 1120.
  • A.R. Das Gupta, S.S.Iyengar and H.S. Bhatt (Eds) Recent advances in Computing and Communication, Tata McGraw-Hill, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications (ADCOM 2004), pp. 486.
  • S.S.Iyengar and B.Sinha (Eds), "Recent Advances in Computing and Communication", Tata McGraw- Hill, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications (ADCOM 2001), pp. 286.
  • S.S. Iyengar (Ed), "Structuring Biological Systems a Computer Modeling Approach", Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, December 1997, pp. 267.
  • S. S. Iyengar and A. Elfes, (Eds), "Autonomous Mobile Robots: Perception, Mapping, and Navigation - Volume 1"IEEE Computer Society Press, October 1991, pp. 260.
  • S. S. Iyengar, (Eds), "Structuring of Complex Bio-Systems" Volume II, Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, June 1991, pp. 267.
  • Elliot Soloway and S. S. Iyengar, (Eds), "Empirical Studies of Programmers" Ablex Pub. Co., Norwood, New Jersey, June 1986, pp. 268.
  • S. S. Iyengar, (Ed), "Computer Modeling of Complex Bio-Systems"Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, November 1983, pp.142 (Best Seller-list, 1984).


  • Yi-Jun Yang, Wei Zeng, Cheng-Lei Yang, Bailin Deng, Xiang-Xu Meng, and S. Sitharama Iyengar, "An algorithm to improve parameterizations of rational Bezier surfaces using rational bilinear reparameterization", Journal of Computer-Aided Design, 2013.
  • P.T.Krishna Kumar, P.T.Vinod, Vir V Phoha, S.S.Iyengar, Puneeth Iyengar, "Design of an Expert System to Mitigate Trace Element Toxicity in Cancer Risk Management", The Journal of Cancer Informatics, 2012.
  • scott C.-H. Huang, Hsiao-Chun Wu, Senior Member, IEEE, and Sundaraja Sitharama Iyengar, Fellow, IEEE, "Multisource Broadcast in Wireless Networks", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Volume 23, Issue: 40, Oct. 2012.
  • S.S. Iyengar, Xin Li, Huanhuan Xu, and Supratik Mukhopadhyay, N. Balakrishnan, Amit Sawant and Puneeth Iyengar, "Toward More Precise Radiotherapy Treatment of Lung Tumors" , IEEE - Computer Magazine, pp. 59-65 ,Jan 2012.
  • Youngki Lee, S.S. Iyengar, Chulhong Min, Younghyun Ju, Seungwoo Kang, Taiwoo Park, Jinwon Lee, Yunseok Rhee, and Junehwa Song, "Mobicon-A Mobile Context-Monitoring Platform", Communications of the ACM Vol. 55 No.5, March 2012.
  • Xin Li, Wuyi Yu, Xiao Lin, and S. S. Iyengar, "On Optimizing Autonomous Pipeline Inspection" IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 28, No. 1, February 2012.
  • Srivatsan Srinivasagopalan, Konstantin Busch, S.S. Iyengar, "An Oblivious Spanning Tree for SingleSink Buy-At-Bulk in Low Doubling-Dimension Graphs", IEEE Transactions on Computers Vol. 61 Issue 5, May 2012.
  • Hua Cao, Nathan Brener, S.S.Iyengar, Braham Khoobehi, "High Performance Adaptive Fidelity Algorithms for Multi-Modality Optic Nerve Head Image Fusion" ACM - Journal of Signal Processing Systems, September 2011, Vol-64 Issue 3, pp. 373-387.
  • Lu Lu, Hsiao-Chun Wu, Kun Yan, S.S.Iyengar, "Robust Expectation- Maximization Algorithm for Multiple Wide-Band Acoustic Source Localization in the Presence of Non-Uniform Noise Variances"IEEE Sensors Journal,Vol. 11, No.3. March 2011.
  • P.T. Krishna Kumar, P.T. Vinodh, Vir V. Phoha, S.S. Iyengar, Puneeth Iyengar, " Design of a Smart Biomarker for Bioremediation: A Machine Learning Approach", Computers in Biology in Medicine,Volume 41, Issue 6 Elsevier Publications, June 2011.
  • Zakiya S. Wilson, Sitharama S. Iyengar, Su-Seng Pang, Isiah M. Warner, Candace Luces "Increasing Access for Economically Disadvantaged Students: The NSF-CSEM & S-Stem Programs At Louisiana State University", Journal of Engineering Education (JEE), November 2011.
  • Lu Lu, Hsiao- Chun Wu, S.S.Iyengar, "A Novel Robust Detection Algorithm for Spectrum Sensing",IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication, Vol. 29, No. 2, February 2011.388. Noureddine Boudriga, Mohamed Hamdi, S.S. Iyengar, "Coverage Assessment and Target Tracking in 3D Domains", Journal of Sensors, April 2011.
  • Jren-Chit Chin, Nageshwara S. V. Rao, David K. Y. Yau, Mallikarjun Shankar, Yong Yang, Jennifer C. Hou, Srinivasagopalan Srivatsan and S.S.Iyengar, "Identification of Low-Level Point Radioactive Sources Using a Sensor Network" ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Vol. 7, No. 3, Article 21,September 2010.
  • Vasanth Iyer, S.S. Iyengar, G. Rama Murthy, Kannan Srinathan, Govindarajulu, and M.B. Srinivas. STACK: Sparse Timing of Algorithms using Computational Knowledge. New Developments and Applications in Sensing Technology, Springer publications 2010.