Prof. Suresh Jagannathan Named University Faculty Scholar
Professor Suresh Jagannathan has been appointed a College of Science University Faculty Scholar. The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty colleagues who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction. This prestigious university recognition goes to select faculty in the College of Science. In addition to Prof. Jagannathan, CS faculty who currently hold this honor include Prof. Walid Aref and Prof. Zhiyuan Li.
Prof. Jagannathan joined the Purdue Computer Science Department in 2002 as an associate professor. Currently he is a Professor of Computer Science and has a courtesy appointment in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prof. Jagannathan is an eminent and highly recognized leader in the area of programming languages and distributed systems. His research focuses on problems critical to the future of scalable and robust software systems, and he has generated research results that have fundamentally shaped the design and construction of software systems we all use today. His research contributions have led to three patents, all of which have significant commercial impact, and two which were recognized as the best patent at NEC Research in the year they were filed. Prof. Jagannathan has also developed two widely used software packages. MLton is used by over 150 research groups and companies, and Mobidget is marketed and supported by NEC America and Hewlett-Packard. Results from work being performed in Prof. Jagannathan's lab are widely regarded as being key to effectively programming new petascale architectures. This work has been published in several journals and highly selective conference publications. It has also inspired collaborative work with Sun Microsystems, Intel, IBM, and Microsoft.
Congratulations to Prof. Jagannathan for earning the honor of University Faculty Scholar!