CS Featuring: An Interview with Sajal K. Das
Sajal K. Das
2009 Technical Achievement Award Recipient
“For pioneering contributions to
Sajal K. Das received B.S. degree (1983) from Calcutta University, M.S. degree (1984) from Indian Institute of Science, and Ph.D. degree (1988) from University of Central Florida, all in Computer Science.
Dr. Das is a Distinguished Scholar Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Founding Director of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is currently a Program Director at the National Science Foundation.
His current research interests include wireless and sensor networks, mobile and ubiquitous computing, biological networks and applied game theory. He has published 5 patents, 411 articles, 2 books and 35 book chapters.
Dr. Das has graduated 28 Ph.D., 26 M.S., and 5 B.S. honors students. He is a recipient of the Lockheed Martin Teaching Excellence Award (2009), IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award (2008), IEEE Ft-Worth Section Engineer of the Year Award (2007), UTA Academy of Distinguished Scholars Award (2006), University Award for Distinguished Record of Research (2005), Engineering Research Excellence Award (2003), and Outstanding Computer Science Faculty Award (2001). During 1988-99 he was a faculty member at the University of North Texas where he twice received the Student Association Honor Professor Award.
Dr. Das is the Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Pervasive and Mobile Computing journal, and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He is also founder of IEEE WoWMoM and PerCom conferences. He served as Vice Chair of IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committees on Parallel Processing and Computer Communications. Dr. Das is a senior member of the IEEE.