Professor Kumar Named Recipient of IEEE Fernbach Award

Vipin IEEE Ferbach Award 2016
November 17, 2016

Regents Professor Vipin Kumar has been named recipient of the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award, one of the IEEE Computer Society’s highest awards.  He was honored this week at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16) awards plenary session in Salt Lake City, Utah

Established in 1992 in memory of high-performance computing pioneer Sidney Fernbach, the award recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of high-performance computers using innovative approaches.  The award acknowledges Professor Kumar for his “foundational work on understanding scalability, and highly scalable algorithms for graph partitioning, sparse linear systems and data mining.”

Professor Kumar is renowned for his work in high performance computing and scientific data mining. He has played a pioneering role in bringing Big Data and earth science together to address one of the grand challenges of our times —understanding the impact of human induced changes on the earth system and its environment.  He has also served on the faculty of the CS&E Department for over 27 years, ten of those years as Department Head.

Please join CS&E in sending our congratulations to Professor Kumar for this great achievement.

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