Vivek Sarkar Becomes Sixth IEEE Fellow in School of Computer Science

Vivek Sarkar

School of Computer Science Professor Vivek Sarkar has been named an IEEE fellow.

"It is an honor to become an IEEE fellow, and always a great feeling to be recognized by one's colleagues," said Sarkar, who is the Stephen Fleming Chair for Telecommunication in the College of Computing and co-director of the Center for Research into Novel Computing Hierarchies (CRNCH).

As the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity, this IEEE distinction is considered to be a prestigious honor and an important career achievement in the technical community. This year the IEEE Board of Directors honored three GT faculty members: Sarkar, School of Computational Science and Engineering Professor Richard Fujimoto, and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Professor Stanislav Emelianov.

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Sarkar was recognized for contributions to high-performance computing compiler technologies. As a parallel computing expert, Sarkar’s work includes programming languages, compilers, runtime systems, and debugging and verification systems for high performance computers.

This is not Sarkar’s first honor in his field. He became a member of the IBM Academy of Technology in 1995 and an Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow in 2008. He has been serving as a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) since 2009 and has served on Computing Research Association’s Board of Directors since 2015. 

Sarkar is the sixth IEEE fellow in SCS. He joins Interim Chair Mostafa Ammar, CRNCH Co-Director Tom Conte, Professors Ling Liu, Umakishore Ramachandran, and Ellen Zegura.

"In many ways, the synergies between ACM and IEEE is reflected in the synergies between the College of Computing and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, and can be seen in multiple close research collaborations on campus including in our CRNCH center,” said Sarkar.


Tess Malone, Communications Officer