Fahmy, Vishwanathan, and Vitek Promoted
Congratulations to Computer Science faculty members Sonia Fahmy, S.V.N. Vishwanathan, and Olga Vitek on their recent promotions!
Sonia Fahmy was promoted to full Professor with tenure. Fahmy joined the Department in 1999. She earned her PhD degree in Computer and Information Science at the Ohio State University. Fahmy's research interests lie in the design and evaluation of network architectures and protocols. She has made several important research contributions in the areas of network simulation and testbeds, wireless sensor networks, Internet measurement, and congestion control. Fahmy serves on the editorial boards of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and IEEE Transactions on Computers. She has served on the organizing and technical program committees of several conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, ICNP, and ICDCS. For more information, please see her webpage.
S.V.N. Vishwanathan was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Vishwanathan joined the Department in 2008 and is also a faculty member of the Department of Statistics. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and completed both his Master of Engineering and PhD degrees (in Computer Science and Machine Learning, respectively) at the Indian Institute of Science. Prior to joining Purdue University, Vishwanathan was a principal researcher in the Statistical Machine Learning program at NICTA with an adjunct appointment at the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at the Australian National University. His broad research interests are in the area of machine learning with particular emphasis on optimization for machine learning, kernel methods, and structured prediction.
Olga Vitek was also promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Vitek joined the Department in 2006 and is also a faculty member of the Department of Statistics. She earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Econometrics and Statistics from the University of Geneva and completed both her Master of Science and PhD degrees in Statistics at Purdue. Prior to joining Purdue University as a faculty member, she was a post-doctoral fellow in the Aebersold Lab at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle. Vitek's research interests are in statistical and computational methods for high-dimensional molecular biology, in particular for mass spectrometry-based proteomics. For more information, please see her webpage.
Y. Charlie Hu was promoted to full Professor with tenure. Hu is a faculty member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and joined the Department of Computer Science by courtesy in 2003. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Science and Technology of China and two Master's degrees in Computer Science from Yale University. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at Harvard University. Hu's research interests are in distributed systems, operating systems, Internet and wireless networking, and high performance computing. For more information, please see his webpage.