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Sushil K Prasad

(703) 292-5059
E 10459
Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)
Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)

Sushil K. Prasad (BTech85 IIT Kharagpur, MS86 Washington State, Pullman; PhD90 Central Florida, Orlando - all in Computer Science/Engineering) is a Professor of Computer Science at Georgia State University (GSU) and Director of Distributed and Mobile Systems (DiMoS) Lab. He has carried out theoretical as well as experimental research in parallel and distributed computing, resulting in 140+ refereed publications, several patent applications, and about $6M in external research funds (NSF/NIH/GRA/Industry). Sushil has been honored as an ACM Distinguished Scientist in Fall 2013 for his research on parallel data structures and applications. He was the elected chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing for two terms (2007-11), and received its highest honors in 2012 - IEEE TCPP Outstanding Service Award. Currently, he is leading the NSF/IEEE-TCPP curriculum initiative on parallel and distributed computing, in coordination with ACM/IEEE CS 2013 curriculum taskforce, with a vision to ensure that all computer science and engineering graduates are well-prepared in parallelism through their core courses in this era of multi- and many-cores desktops and handhelds. Current Research Interests: Parallel, Distributed, and Data Intensive Computing and Systems: Parallel Data Structures and Algorithms, Data Intensive Computation over Geo-Spatiotemporal Datasets over Cloud, GPU and Multicore Platforms, P2P Systems and Semantic Ontology, Distributed Algorithms over Sensor Networks, Parallel Discrete Event Simulation, Middleware and Collaborative Applications for Heterogeneous Mobile Devices, Web-based Distributed and Collaborative Computing and Workflows.