Pasricha named distinguished speaker for world’s largest computing society

Sudeep Pasricha portrait photo
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Sudeep Pasricha

The Association for Computing Machinery, or ACM, has selected Professor Sudeep Pasricha for its Distinguished Speaker Program. He will serve a three-year term.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor leads research on core technologies that enable everything from self-driving cars to smart homes. He joins a lineup of “renowned international thought leaders speaking on the most important topics in computing today,” according to the society’s website.

As the director of the Embedded Systems and High Computing Laboratory, Pasricha studies all levels of computing, from tiny smart devices to huge cloud data centers. His innovative research spans disciplines ranging from systems engineering to computer science to health and human sciences. Pasricha is also a leader in education and outreach. In addition to helping launch four new undergraduate concentrations in computer engineering, he has mentored nearly 150 students on innovative design projects.

In 2020, Pasricha was named a Distinguished Member of the ACM for helping propel the digital age. He also received the society’s Distinguished Service Award in 2019.

The ACM Distinguished Speaker Program represents a broad range of companies and universities, from IBM to Sony Pictures to Stanford University. Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Anura Jayasumana has also served as a distinguished speaker for the society.