Engineering professor elected vice chair of worldwide computing society

Contact: Cindy Wagner
Ajay Gupta

Dr. Ajay Gupta

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Dr. Ajay Gupta, professor and acting chair of Western Michigan University's Department of Computer Science, has been elected vice chair of the Technical Activities Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society for 2022. The committee oversees the 30 technical special groups and their over 220 annual conferences worldwide. He is also a non-voting member of the organization’s board of governors.

“Having a role in the oldest computing society alongside major players in our field worldwide allows me to see many different perspectives and approaches on where the computing field is headed, what the push will be in the next 5 to 30 years and what different policies are being formulated by various stakeholders,” says Gupta. “It’s good for Western to be on the map with one of the main professional societies in computing.”

A prolific researcher, Gupta has published hundreds of research articles. His current research interests are in the areas of high-performance computing, internet of things, proteogenomics and data analytics.

Gupta joined Western's computer science faculty in 1989. He earned doctoral and  Master of Science degrees in computer science from Purdue University. He also holds a master's degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani in India.

Gupta's tenure as vice chair began this month and runs through Dec. 31, 2022.

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