Dr. S.S. Iyengar has been awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award”

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S. S. Iyengar PortraitWe are pleased to share this good news – Our Director, Dr. Iyengar has been awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contributions in research and education in the area of Distributed Sensor Systems at the 25th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing, Data and Analytics on December 19th in Raddison Hotel, Bangalore, India.

This is one of the most prestigious IEEE Conference on High Performance computing and this award was given by Mr. Narayana Murty (Co-founder of Infosys) and Prof. Victor Prasanna (Distinguished Professor at University of Southern California).

Dr. S.S. Iyengar is currently the Distinguished University Professor, Ryder Professor of Computer Science and Director of the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University (FIU), Miami. He is also the founding director of the Discovery Lab. Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Iyengar was the Roy Paul Daniel’s Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Computer Science department for over 20 years at Lousiana State University. He has also worked as a visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Lab, Jet Propulsion Lab, Satish Dhawan Professor at IISc and Homi Bhabha Professor at IGCAR, Kalpakkam and University of Paris and visited Tsinghua University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) etc.

Photo of FIU SCIS Director, Dr. Iyengar has been awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award"

His research interests include High-Performance Algorithms, Biomedical Computing, Sensor Fusion, and Intelligent Systems for the last four decades. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Multi-University Research Initiative (MURI Program), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Energy / Oak Ridge National Laboratory (DOE/ORNL)Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), US Army Research Office (URO), and various state agencies and companies. He has served on the US National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health Panels to review proposals in various aspects of Computational Science and has been involved as an external evaluator (ABET-accreditation) for several Computer Science and Engineering Departments across the country and the world. Dr. Iyengar has also served as a research proposal evaluator for the National Academy of Engineering.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Iyengar!