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JaJa, Joseph

Joseph Jaja
ECE Chair
3433 A.V. Williams Bldg
(301) 405-1925

Research Interests 

Dr. JaJa's current research interests are in digital preservation, high performance computing, and visual exploration of large scale scientific data.


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, and data-intensive computing. 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 as a subject area editor for the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and as editor for the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science.

Honors and Awards 

    •    Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Award (2006)
    •    ACM Fellow (2000)
    •    R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Award (1997)
    •    IEEE Fellow (1996)

Related News 

Alumna Chakrabarti Named Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Kharagpur
Chaitali Chakrabarti will be honored at the 64th Convocation of the Institute on July 20. July 17, 2018

Ulukus Named ECE Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Sennur Ulukus will serve as the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies from 2018-2021. July 11, 2018

Joseph JaJa Named Interim Chair of ECE Department
A distinguished researcher and administrator, Professor Joseph JaJa will assume new role July 1. June 19, 2018

2016 ECE Graduate Open House Streamed Live for Prospective Students
Perspective ECE students were invited to learn about graduate research opportunities and about graduate life at UMD November 3, 2016

JaJa Connects UMD Experts with NSF South Big Data Hub Resources
ECE professor JaJa on steering committee to pair experts with government and industry to maximize big data's positive impact. November 5, 2015

UMD Partners with MITRE on Cybersecurity Research and Development Center
First federally funded research and development center dedicated to enhancing cybersecurity October 14, 2014

Srivastava, Dey, Mirsky, King win 2014 ISR Awards
Awards honor outstanding faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff. May 7, 2014

ECE Alumnus Bader Promoted to Chair at Georgia Tech
Winner of ECE's inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award to lead School of Computational Science and Engineering. March 25, 2014

ECE Names 2012-2013 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows
Anand, Fan, Guan, and Xie recognized for outstanding research. April 4, 2013

UM Launches Environmental Solutions Center
Engineering, science and public policy faculty to lead center with economists, social scientists. August 3, 2011