Ranka Named UF Research Foundation Professor, Honoring Excellence in Research

Sanjay Ranka, Ph.D.The University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) has named Sanjay Ranka, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, a UFRF Professor for 2023-2026. Dr. Ranka was one of 34 faculty members selected at the university.

His areas of expertise are data science, machine learning and high-performance computing. The focus of his current research is on using them for solving applications in Transportation, Health Care and Scientific Computing. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation and Florida Department of Transportation.

Dr. Ranka earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Minnesota and a B. Tech. in computer science from IIT, Kanpur, India. He has co-authored one book, four monographs, and over 300 journal and refereed conference articles. His work has received more than 14,700 citations with an h-index of 61 (based on Google Scholar) and he has consulted for several startups and Fortune 500 companies.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association Fellow, and a past member of the IFIP Committee on System Modeling and Optimization. In 2020, he received the IEEE Technical Committee on Cloud Computing Impact Award and was also awarded the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He is an associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and an associate editor for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computing Surveys, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Sustainable Computing: Systems and Informatics, Knowledge and Information Systems, and International Journal of Computing.

Dr. Ranka was previously named a UFRF professor in 2018.

Allison Logan
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Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering