Year Degree Institution
1988 Ph.D. in Computer Science Harvard University (Advisor: John H. Reif)
Thesis Title: Randomized Parallel Computation
1983 M.E in Automation Indian Institute of Science
1981 B.E. in Electrical Technology Indian Institute of Science
1977 B.Sc in Special Physics Madurai Kamaraj University

Areas of Expertise

Algorithms and Complexity
Big Data Analytics
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Materials Genomics
Parallel and High-Performance Computing


Position Institute Year
Head, Computer Science and Engineering Department University of Connecticut 2019-
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor University of Connecticut 2017-
Director of BECAT University of Connecticut 2005-2019
UTC Professor of CSE University of Connecticut 2002-
Chief Scientist Arcot Systems 2000-2002
Professor of CISE Univ. of Florida 1999-2000
Assoc. Professor of CISE Univ. of Florida 1994-1999
Asst. Professor of CIS Univ. of Pennsylvania 1988-1994
Associate in Research Duke University 1986-1988

Honors and Awards

Fellow of the AAAS.
Fellow of the IEEE.
Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (from May 2005). Members are elected on the basis of their accomplishments in Science and Engineering and/or technology. Membership to this academy is limited to 200 by statute.
School of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, Univ. of Connecticut, 2004.
Outstanding CSE Faculty of the Year Award, University of Connecticut, 2005.