Kate, Peng, and Rompf Promoted to Associate Professor
Purdue University's Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions for the 2020-2021 academic year. In the Department of Computer Science, three individuals have been promoted to associate professor; Aniket Kate, Chunyi Peng, and Tiark Rompf.
Professor Aniket Kate works in the area of applied cryptography and privacy research. His work builds on and expands applied cryptography, distributed computing, and data-driven analysis to solve security/privacy problems in decentralized environments. His current projects focus on communication freedom and distributed ledgers (or blockchains). He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2019. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany. Kate received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2010 and joined Purdue Computer Science in the fall of 2015.
Professor Chunyi Peng works in the area of network and operating systems research with interests in the broad areas of mobile networking, systems, and security. Her current focus is on 5G/4G mobile network architecture, protocols, and technologies for demanding applications (performance and reliability), mobile network data analytics and inference, network verification via formal methods, network security (real threats and defense), and mobile/IoT communication and sensing techniques over new wireless (e.g., light or sound). She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2018. Peng received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of California - Los Angeles in 2013 and joined Purdue Computer Science in the fall of 2017.
Professor Tiark Rompf works in the area of programming languages and compilers, though his research spans systems, architecture, databases, machine learning, and AI. He is a founder and co-director of the Purdue Center for Programming Principles and Software Systems. The research center tackles the emerging challenges of software systems which operate on a global scale and include algorithms learned from data. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2016. Rompf received his PhD in Computer Science from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. He joined Purdue Computer Science in the fall of 2014.
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