Prof. Milind Kulkarni named ACM Distinguished Member
Milind Kulkarni, Professor of ECE & Associate Head of Teaching and Learning for the Elmore Family School of Electrical Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Kulkarni is being recognized for Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing.
All of the 2022 inductees are longstanding ACM members and were selected by their peers for work that has spurred innovation, enhanced computer science education, and moved the field forward.
“The ACM Distinguished Members program honors both accomplishment and commitment,” said ACM President Yannis Ioannidis. “Each of these new Distinguished Members has been selected for specific and impactful work, as well as their longstanding commitment to being a part of our professional association. Our Distinguished Members are leaders both within ACM and throughout the computing field.”
Kulkarni’s research area is Programming Languages and Compilers, and his interests lie specifically in developing languages, compilers and runtimes that support efficient programming and high performance on emerging complex architectures.
He is one of the founding members of the Center for Programming Principles and Software Systems, which brings together researchers from programming languages, formal methods, and software engineering along with collaborators in fields like AI, security, and computational science, to tackle the grand challenges of building effective software. Kulkarni is a member of PurPL, the Purdue Programming Languages Research group. He is also an affiliate of the Center for Resilient Infrastructures, Systems, and Processes (CRISP).
Kulkarni has been the recipient of numerous awards, including an NSF CAREER award, a DOE Early Career Research Program award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the Wilfred “Duke” Hesselberth Award for Teaching Excellence, and an ICS Best Paper Award, among others