BIOGRAPHY

Sanjay Ranka

E301 CSE Bldg
Dept. of CISE
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

sanjayranka [a t] gmail [d o t] com
(352) 514-4213

Sanjay Ranka is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Information Science and Engineering at University of Florida. From 1999-2002, as the Chief Technology Officer at Paramark (Sunnyvale, CA), he developed a real-time optimization service called PILOT for marketing campaigns. PILOT served more than 10 million optimized decisions a day in 2002 with a 99.99% uptime. Paramark was recognized by VentureWire/Technologic Partners as a Top 100 Internet technology company in 2001 and 2002 and was acquired in 2002. Sanjay has also held positions as a tenured faculty member at Syracuse University, academic visitor at IBM and summer researcher at Hitachi America Limited.

Research in high performance computing and bigdata science is an important avenue for novel discoveries in large-scale applications. The focus of his current research is the development of efficient computational methods and data analysis techniques to model scientific phenomenon, and practical applications of focus are improvements to the quality of healthcare and the reduction of traffic accidents.  A core aspiration of his research is to develop novel algorithms and software that make an impact on the application domain, exploiting the interdependence between theory and practice of computer science

He has coauthored one book, four monographs, 300+ journal and refereed conference articles. His recent coauthored work has received a best student paper runner-up award at IGARSS 2015, best paper award at BICOB 2014, best student paper award at ACM-BCB 2010, best paper runner-up award at KDD-2009, a nomination for the Robbins Prize for the best paper in the Journal of Physics in Medicine and Biology in 2008, and a best paper award at ICN 2007.

He is a fellow of the IEEE, AAAS and AAIA (Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association) and a past member of IFIP Committee on System Modeling and Optimization. He won the 2020 Research Impact Award from IEEE Technical Committee on Cloud Computing. 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. Additionally, he is a book series editor for CRC Press for Bigdata. In the past, he has been an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and IEEE Transactions on Computers.

He was a general co-chair for ICDM in 2009, International Green Computing Conference in 2010 and International Green Computing Conference in 2011, a general chair for ACM Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in 2012, and a program chair for 2013 International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium and 2015 High Performance Computing Conference. He was a co-general chair for DataCom 2017 and co-program chair for ICMLDS 2017 and 2018.

His work has received 12,800+ citations with an h-index of 54 (based on Google Scholar). He has consulted for several startups and Fortune 500 companies.

Honors, Awards, and Special Appointments:

  1. Research Impact Award for “significant and impact contributions to theory and practice of cloud computing”, IEEE Technical Committee on Cloud Computing, 2020
  2. University of Florida Foundation Research Professorship, 2018-2020.
  3. Outstanding Service Award, IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing, 2015.
  4. AAAS Fellow for “distinguished contributions to theory and practice of parallel and distributed computing,” 2006.
  5. IEEE Fellow for “contributions to theory and practice of high performance computing,” 2002.
  6. Advisory board member, IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing, 1998-2003.
  7. Member, IFIP Committee on System Modeling and Optimization, 1999-2012.
  8. Associate Editor-in-Chief for Algorithms, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (Algorithms and Scientific Computing), 2011-present.
  9. Subject Area Editor, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (Algorithms and Scientific Computing), 1993-2010.
  10. Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2010-2014.
  11. Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2011-2015.
  12. Associate Editor, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2013-present.
  13. Associate Editor, Sustainable Computing: Systems and Informatics, 2010-present.
  14. Associate Editor, Knowledge and Information Systems, 2010-present.
  15. Associate Editor, International Journal of computing, 2010-present.
  16. Associate Editor, ACM Computing Surveys, 2013-present.
  17. Member, Editorial Board, Applied Sciences (Artificial Intelligence), 2019-present.
  18. National Talent Search Award, India (1978).
  19. 2nd Place, All India Mathematics Olympiad (1978).