Sanjay Ranka, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, has received the 2020 IEEE Technical Committee on Cloud Computing Impact Award. The award recognizes senior researchers or educators for their significant or distinguished contribution in the field of cloud computing.
Dr. Ranka’s research interests include high-performance computing, cloud computing and big data science. The focus of his current research is the development of efficient computational methods and data analysis techniques to model scientific phenomenon. Practical applications of his research are to improve the quality of healthcare and reduce traffic accidents. Dr. Ranka was recently awarded a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop technology that will monitor high-risk intersections in Gainesville, FL, to make roadways safer.
He 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 coauthored one book, four monographs, 300-plus 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.