Colloquium Speaker: Dr. Viktor Prasanna

University of Southern California

Viktor K. Prasanna (ceng.usc.edu/~prasanna) is Charles Lee Powell Chair in Engineering in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California. He is the director of the Center for Energy Informatics at USC and leads the FPGA (fpga.usc.edu) and Data Science Labs (dslab.usc.edu). His research interests include parallel and distributed computing, accelerator design, reconfigurable architectures and algorithms and high performance computing. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computers during 2003-06 and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. Dr. Prasanna was the founding Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing. He is the Steering Chair of the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium and the Steering Chair of the IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing. His work has received best paper awards at leading forums in parallel computing, HPC and FPGAs, including ACM/IEEE Computing Frontiers, International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, ACM International Symposium on FPGAs, among others. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the ACM and the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a recipient of 2009 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus Award from the Pennsylvania State University and a 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Science. He received the 2015 W. Wallace McDowell award from the IEEE Computer Society for his contributions to reconfigurable computing.