Prof Rajat Moona, currently Director, IIT-Bhilai, is reappointed as Director, IIT-Gandhinagar, for a 5-year term. Prof Moona was Prof V. Rajaraman’s PhD student in CSA from 1984 to 89.
Prof Manoj Singh Gaur, currently Director, IIT-Jammu, is reappointed as Director, IIT-Jammu. Prof Gaur was an ME student in CSA during 1992-94 and did his project in Prof Narahari’s Game Theory Lab.
Murali Annavaram is the Dean’s Professor in the Ming-Hsieh Department of ECE and CS (joint appointment) at the University of Southern California. He is also the Founding Director of the REAL@USC-Meta center, and the architecture thrust leader for the NSF DISCoVER Expeditions center. He is currently the Rukmini Gopalakrishnachar Visiting Chair Professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) for the 2022-2023 academic year. He held the Robert G. and Mary G. Lane Early Career Chair at USC until 2018. His research is focused on energy efficient computer system design through heterogeneity, secure and private computing for machine learning systems, and superconducting processor designs. His research had direct impact on 3D stacked processors, EPI throttled systems such as Turbo Boost, power efficient GPU server architectures, and privacy preserving traffic sensing using mobile devices. In collaboration with his IISC colleagues he plans to explore the novel hardware architectures and runtime systems for efficient execution of a diverse range of ML algorithms, going beyond the traditional matrix-algebra accelerators. He also plan to explore approaches to leverage superconducting CPUs as qubit controllers for quantum computing.
Murali received the NSF CAREER award, IBM Faculty Award, Samsung Faculty Award, Meta’s Featured Research Academic of 2022 award. He received the Stevens Institute’s Innovation Inside curriculum award. For his wide range of contributions to computer architecture, he has been inducted to the hall of fame for three of the prestigious computer architecture conferences ISCA, MICRO and HPCA. He served as a Technical Program Chair for HPCA 2021, and served as the General Co-Chair for ISCA 2018. Murali co-authored Parallel Computer Organization and Design, a widely used textbook to teach both the basic and advanced principles of computer architecture. Murali received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2001. He is an IEEE Fellow and senior member of ACM.
“Neural Network Compatible Off-Policy Natural actor-Critic Algorithm” coauthored by Raghuram Bharadwaj , Prateek Jain, Prof. Prabu chandran and Prof. Shalabh Bhatnagar wins the best student paper award at IJCNN being held in Padova, Italy.
Congratulations to Dr. Arkaprava Basu for being promoted to Associate Professor. This is a fast-track promotion.
Congratulations to Prof. L. Sunil Chandran, and Rishikesh Gajjala for winning the 1.000 Euro Best-Paper Award for their work on “Perfect Matchings and Quantum Physics: Progress on Krenn’s Conjecture”. They confirm a graph-theoretic conjecture arising from quantum physics due to Mario Krenn for large classes of simple graphs. They also introduced and disproved a natural generalization.
Congratulations to Prof. Uday Reddy for winning the Qualcomm Faculty Award
Suprovat Ghoshal, recent PhD graduate from CSA, has received Honorable Mention of the ACM India 2022 Doctoral Dissertation Award: https://www.acm.org/articles/acm-india-bulletins/2022/doctoral-dissertation-award-winner-2022
Congratulations to our alumna Dr. Suparna Bhattacharya for being selected as an IEEE fellow: https://www.ieee.org/content/dam/ieee-org/ieee/web/org/about/fellows/2022-ieee-fellows-class.pdf”
Congratulations to Prof. Sridharan Devarajan for receiving the Swarnajayanti Fellowship.
Congratulations to all the academic medal winners for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020: https://www.csa.iisc.ac.in/student-medals/