Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering faculty member Viktor Prasanna will receive a 2009 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus Award of the Pennsylvania State University. Each year the Penn State College of Engineering honors the professional achievements of a select group from more than 75,000 living graduates. The award will be conferred in a ceremony on April 27, 2009 at the Penn State campus.
Prof. Prasanna received a Ph.D. Computer Science from Penn State in 1983, and joined USC that same year. He holds the Charles Lee Powell Chair in Engineering and is a member of the Computer Engineering (CENG) group within EE, where his research focuses on parallel and distributed computing architectures and algorithms. He also serves as co-director of the newly-established Center for Research and Education in Advanced Software Technologies (CAST) funded by Infosys Technologies. He has received many awards and honors for his research.
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Alexander (Sandy) Sawchuk, systems chair of the Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering faculty said, "Viktor has many notable accomplishments in computer engineering research, and our faculty joins me in congratulating him for this recognition of his achievements."