The University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) has named Sanjay Ranka, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, a UFRF Professor for 2018-2021.
Ranka’s research interests include high performance and parallel computing with a focus on energy efficiency; and big data science with a focus on data mining/machine learning algorithms for spatiotemporal applications. His work is driven by applications in CFD, remote sensing, health care and transportation.
Ranka earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Minnesota and a B. Tech. in computer science from IIT, Kanpur, India. Before coming to UF in 2002, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Paramark (Sunnyvale, CA). At Paramark, he developed a real-time optimization service called PILOT for marketing campaigns. He has coauthored four books, 250+ journal and refereed conference articles.
He is an IEEE Fellow, an AAAS Fellow, and a past member of IFIP Committee on System Modeling and Optimization. He is an associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and an associate editor for 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.