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Saurabh Bagchi Expertise

Saurabh Bagchi Background

Saurabh Bagchi is a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His research interest is in dependable computing and distributed systems. He is the founding Director of a university-wide resilience center at Purdue called CRISP (2017-present). He is the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (2018), the Adobe Faculty Award (2017, 2020), the AT&T Labs VURI Award (2016), the Google Faculty Award (2015), and the IBM Faculty Award (2014). He was elected to the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors for the 2017-19 term and re-elected in 2019. He is an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor (2020), an IEEE Golden Core member (2018), an ACM Distinguished Scientist (2013), a Distinguished Speaker for ACM (2012). He was elevated to membership of the IFIP Working Group on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (2020).

Saurabh's research expertise is in distributed and dependable software systems. He investigates the question of how to build dependable, heterogeneous, large-scale distributed systems. Since many business and life critical functions are being performed by distributed systems, they need to be dependable while meeting their performance goals. Thus, there is need for smart error detection, diagnosis and recovery protocols. There is also need for architectures that can combine fault tolerance and security aspects with performance aspects in an adaptive manner, adapting to different user requirements and different runtime environments. This is the broad mission of Saurabh's research.