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IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence: 2016

2016 IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing awarded to Professor Sartaj Sahni
 
The IEEE Technical committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) is happy to announce that the 2016 IEEE Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing has been awarded to Professor Sartaj Sahni for fundamental contributions to scalable algorithms and leadership in service to the scalable computing community.

Sartaj Sahni is a Distinguished Professor of Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering at the University of Florida. He is also a member of the European Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, AAAS, and Minnesota Supercomputer Institute, and a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. In 1997, he was awarded the IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award “for contributions to Computer Science and Engineering education in the areas of data structures, algorithms, and parallel algorithms”, and in 2003, he was awarded the IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace McDowell Award “for contributions to the theory of NP-hard and NP-complete problems”. Dr. Sahni was awarded the 2003 ACM Karl Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award for “outstanding contributions to computing education through inspired teaching, development of courses and curricula for distance education, contributions to professional societies, and authoring significant textbooks in several areas including discrete mathematics, data structures, algorithms, and parallel and distributed computing.” Dr. Sahni has published over three hundred research papers and written 15 texts. His research publications are on the design and analysis of efficient algorithms, parallel computing, interconnection networks, design automation, and medical algorithms. He is presently the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Computing Surveys.   
 
The IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing was established in 2008 to recognize significant and sustained contributions to the scalable computing community through the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC), coupled with an outstanding record of high quality and high impact research.  In the past, IEEE TCSC award of excellence were awarded to Jack Dongarra (University  of Tennessee, USA) in 2008, Rajkumar Buyya (University of  Melbourne, Australia) in 2009, William Gropp (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA) in 2010, Albert Zomaya (University of Sydney, Australia) in 2011, David Abramson (Monash University, Australia) in 2012, Marc Snir (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Argonne National Laboratory, USA) in 2013, Yves Robert (UMR CNRS, ENS Lyon, INRIA, France) in 2014, and Ian Foster (University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory) in 2015.
 
The award consists of a medal and an honorarium of $1000. The award is typically presented at the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid). The winner is also invited to give a keynote at the conference.