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JaJa, Joseph

JaJa, Joseph

Professor
Interim Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
UMIACS
3433 A.V. Williams Bldg
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BACKGROUND

 

Joseph JaJa holds a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1977. Dr. JaJa has published extensively in a number of areas including parallel and distributed computing, combinatorial optimization, algebraic complexity, VLSI architectures, machince learning, and data science. He has received numerous awards including the IEEE Fellow Award in 1996, the 1997 R&D Award for the development of software for tuning parallel programs, and the ACM Fellow Award in 2000, . He served on several editorial boards, and is currently serving on the advisory boards for several conferences and workshops.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  •   Best Article in 2016 for Environmental Research Letters.
  •   Best Paper Award, Scientific Visualization, 2012. 
  •   Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Award (2006)
  •   ACM Fellow (2000)
  •   R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Award (1997)
  •   IEEE Fellow (1996)

 

 

Dr. JaJa's current research interests are in high performance computing, machine learning with applications to neuroscience, and data science.


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2016 ECE Graduate Open House Streamed Live for Prospective Students

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UMD Partners with MITRE on Cybersecurity Research and Development Center

First federally funded research and development center dedicated to enhancing cybersecurity

Srivastava, Dey, Mirsky, King win 2014 ISR Awards

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Winner of ECE's inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award to lead School of Computational Science and Engineering.

ECE Names 2012-2013 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

Anand, Fan, Guan, and Xie recognized for outstanding research.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)