- PHD, Computer Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1988
- BTech, Computer Science, IIT Kanpur, 1985
Sanjay Ranka is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science. His current research interests are data mining, informatics and grid computing for data intensive applications in High Energy Physics, BioTerrorism and BioMedical Computing. Most recently he was the Chief Technology Officer at Paramark where he developed real-time optimization software for optimizing marketing campaigns. Sanjay has also held positions as a tenured faculty positions at Syracuse University and as a researcher/visitor at IBM T.J. Watson Research Labs and Hitachi America Limited. Sanjay earned his Ph.D. (Computer Science) from the University of Minnesota in 1988 and a B. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT, Kanpur, India in 1985. He has coauthored two books: Elements of Neural Networks (MIT Press) and Hypercube Algorithms (Springer Verlag), 50+ journal articles and 80+ refereed conference articles. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and was a past member of the Parallel Compiler Runtime Consortium and the Message Passing Initiative Standards Committee. He was one of the main architects of the Syracuse Fortran 90D/HPF compiler. He is a fellow of the IEEE and AAAS, advisory board member of IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing and a member of IFIP Committee on System Modeling and Optimization.