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November 11, 2013: Saurabh is selected as an ACM Distinguished Scientist. The ACM Distinguished Member Recognition Program recognizes those members with at least 15 years of professional experience who have made significant accomplishments or achieved a significant impact on the computing field. Distinguished Member is a member grade recognizing up to 10% of the top ACM members. In 2013, ACM elevated 40 of its members to Distinguished Member status. Saurabh was nominated for laying the software basis for designing distributed systems that can tolerate faults under a variety of operating conditions.

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August, 2013: Two new graduate students - Kanak Mahadik and Jeff Avery - join DCSL. A junior student, Raghav Shankar, also joins DCSL. Kanak is working on the newly funded NSF project on scalable algorithms for computational genomics. Jeff is continuing Gaspar's work on zero-day attack detection. Raghav is working with Benjamin on IBM's mobile backend as a service project.


April 8, 2013: Tanzima sucessfully defended her PhD thesis, titled "Reliable and scalable checkpointing for distributed computing environments". She is headed to Lawrence Livermore National Lab now.


April 5, 2013: Saurabh's promotion to (full) professor is ratified by the powers-that-be (aka the Board of Trustees). The new appointment starts from August. [ Purdue news story ] [ ECE news story ]


April 4, 2013: Gaspar wins the CERIAS Diamond award, given out during the CERIAS Annual Symposium. The award is given to one or two outstanding graduate students in CERIAS. CERIAS is the inter-disciplinary university-wide security center at Purdue with 85 faculty members associated with it.


February 27, 2013: Saurabh has been selected as an ACM Distinguished Speaker. His 3 year term begins in March 2013. The Distinguished Speaker Program (DSP) brings distinguished speakers from academia, industry, and government to give presentations to ACM student chapters. Saurabh's talks for this program can be found here.

Here are news stories from previous years:
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