Three Microsoft Research India researchers named ACM fellows

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The award recognizes computing scientists for fueling advances that are transforming science and society.

Ravi Kannan, Venkata N. Padmanabhan and Ganesan Ramalignam, researchers at the Microsoft Research India, are among the 53 leading computing professionals named 2016 Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The award, from the world’s leading computing society, acknowledges Ravi Kannan, Venkata N. Padmanabhan and Ganesan Ramalingam’s contributions in the fields of theoretical computer science, networked and mobile computing systems and static program analysis, respectively.

The awarded fellows hail from organizations in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, Switzerland, Italy, and India among others, They are selected by their peers from leading universities, corporations and research labs. The 2016 ACM Fellows have been selected for their contributions in diverse areas that include cloud computing, computer security, data science, Internet routing and security, mobile computing, spoken-language processing, and theoretical computer science.

Ravi Kannan is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research India, and works in theoretical computer science. He has also received the 2011 Knuth Prize for developing influential algorithmic techniques aimed at solving long-standing computational problems.

Venkata N. Padmanabhan is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research India and his research interests focus on mobile and networked systems. His past projects have spanned a range of areas, including Network measurement, Wireless Networking, RFID, Geolocation, Network Tomography, and Peer-to-peer networking. In September 2016, he received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for his contributions in the field of Science and Technology. Venkata is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and of the IEEE. He has served both as General Co-Chair of the ACM SIGCOMM conference (in 2010 in New Delhi) and as Program Co-Chair (in 2012). Currently, he is serving on the ACM SIGCOMM Industrial Liaison Board.

Ganesan Ramalingam is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research India. As a member of the Programming Languages and Tools Group, his research focuses on programing languages and software engineering. His research interests include Programming languages, Programming tools, Static program analysis, Formal methods, Software verification, Concurrency, Distributed programming.

ACM will formally recognize its 2016 Fellows at the annual Awards Banquet, to be held in San Francisco on June 24, 2017.