Pasricha honored by international computing society for helping ‘propel digital age’

Sudeep Pasricha, professor at Colorado State University
Sudeep Pasricha, Electrical and Computer Engineering professor

The world’s largest computing society has recognized Sudeep Pasricha for “contributions that propel the digital age.”

The Colorado State University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering leads research on core technologies that enable our hyper-connected world, from self-driving cars to smart cities. He was named a 2020 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery, or ACM, for his outstanding scientific contributions to the field of computing.

“The active participation of ACM members, in our organization, and in the field more broadly, is the foundation of a global scientific society,” ACM President Gabriele Kotsis said in a release.

Selected by his peers, Pasricha is one of 64 engineers and scientists to receive the honor. He joins innovators from leading universities, corporations, and research institutions all over the world.

Driving next-generation technologies

As devices and systems become “smarter” and more connected through the Internet of Things, computer engineers hold the key to understanding, advancing, and protecting the security of next generation technologies.

This year’s ACM Distinguished Members were honored for driving innovations in a wide range of technical areas, including data science, mobile and pervasive computing, artificial intelligence, computer science education, computer engineering, graphics, cybersecurity, and networking. Beyond their technical contributions, Distinguished Members serve as leaders, mentors, and role models to future innovators.

Pasricha’s research cuts across disciplines, from systems engineering to computer science to health and human sciences. As the director of the Embedded Systems and High Computing Laboratory, his work looks at the interplay between hardware and software at all levels of computing, from devices that fit in the palm of our hands to large cloud data centers that occupy entire warehouses.

Last year, Pasricha received the ACM Distinguished Service Award for a decade of extraordinary service and contributions to the field of electronic design and automation. He was also the recipient of the George T. Abell Outstanding Research Faculty Award from the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering.

Pasricha is a previous recipient of the College’s Rockwell-Anderson Professorship and was named a Monfort Professor in 2016, one of the University’s highest honors.