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Engineering professor elected to national tech committee

by Jeanne Baron

Nov. 10, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Dr. Ajay K. Gupta, WMU.
KALAMAZOO--Dr. Ajay K. Gupta, Western Michigan University professor of computer science, has been elected chair of the Technical Committee on Parallel Processing for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Its parallel processing committee acts as an international forum to promote parallel processing research and education, and participates in setting up technical standards in this area.

Gupta is a senior member of IEEE and member of the American Society for Engineering Education and Association for Computing Machinery. He actively helps organize various IEEE and ACM conferences.

A WMU faculty since 1989, Gupta previously chaired the computer science department and now serves as director of graduate programs for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He also directs the college's Wireless Sensornets Lab, which works on projects that integrate low-power electronic devices with wireless communication capabilities and sensors.

His research interests include high performance computing, sensor systems, cloud computing, mobile computing, Web technologies, computer networks, evolutionary computation, scientific computing, and design and analysis of parallel and distributed algorithms.

Gupta earned a doctoral degree in computer science from Purdue University, a master's degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronics engineering from India's Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences.