Sanjay Ranka is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Information Science and Engineering at University of Florida. His current research is on developing algorithms and software using Machine Learning, Internet of Things, GPU Computing and Cloud Computing for solving applications in Transportation and Health Care. He is a fellow of the IEEE, AAAS, and AIAA (Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association) and a past member of IFIP Committee on System Modeling and Optimization. He was awarded the 2020 Research Impact Award from IEEE Technical Committee on Cloud Computing. He was also awarded the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. His research is currently funded by NIH, NSF, USDOT, DOE and FDOT.
From 1999-2002, as the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Paramark (Sunnyvale, CA), he conceptualized and developed a machine learning based real-time optimization service called PILOT for optimizing marketing and advertising campaigns. Paramark was recognized by VentureWire/Technologic Partners as a Top 100 Internet technology company in 2001 and 2002 and was acquired in 2002.