Congratulations to Our External Award Winners of 2021 (Fiscal Year)

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Prof. Sanjay Rao named ACM Distinguished Member

Sanjay Rao, professor of electrical and computer engineering for Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Rao was nominated for outstanding scientific contributions to computer networking, especially Internet Video Streaming, and Network Verification and Synthesis.

Sanjay Rao, professor of electrical and computer engineering for Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The Distinguished Members Grade recognizes those ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience and 5 years of Professional Membership in the last 10 years who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant in the field of computing, computer science or information technology. Rao was nominated for outstanding scientific contributions to computer networking, especially Internet Video Streaming, and Network Verification and Synthesis.

All 63 of the 2021 inductees are longstanding ACM members and were selected by their peers for a range of accomplishments that advance computing as a science and a profession.

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Guillermo Paniagua receives Humboldt Research Award to share expertise in Germany

Guillermo Paniagua, professor of mechanical engineering, has received the prestigious Humboldt Research Award, and will move to Germany for six months to research at Technical University of Darmstadt.

 

Better together

Dr. Paniagua leads the Purdue Experimental Turbine Aerothermal Laboratory (PETAL), located at Zucrow Labs. It's one of the world's most advanced testing facilities for turbine aerothermal research, and Paniagua has been recognized multiple times for his contributions to turbine aerodynamics and heat transfer. But he says there are always opportunities to learn more.

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