Professor S. Sitharama Iyengar

Professor S. Sitharama Iyengar

The College of Engineering and Computing announces the appointment of Professor S. Sitharama Iyengar, Roy Paul Daniels Professor, Chairman of Computer Science, and Director of Robotics Research Laboratory at the Louisiana State University as the Ryder Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the School of Computing and Information Sciences.

“We are delighted to have such a world renowned leader in Computer Science join FIU’s Worlds Ahead team at the College,” said Amir Mirmiran, Dean of Engineering and Computing, “as Dr. Iyengar plans to take the School of Computing and Information Sciences to the next level.”

Dr. Iyengar is a Member of the European Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a Fellow of the Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS). He has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Science, the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Achievement Award, and the IEEE Golden Core Member award.

Dr. Iyengar has published over 400 research papers in journals and conferences and has authored, co-authored, or edited 14 texts in the areas of parallel algorithms, sensor networks, wavelets, robotics, and computer modeling of complex biological systems. Cited well over 4,500 times, his research has been funded by DARPA, NSF, ONR, DOE, MURI, NRL, ARO, NASA, and state governments and the industry. He has also won many best paper awards for his pioneering research. Dr. Iyengar has graduated 42 Ph.D. students. He is the founding Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and has been an Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Data and Knowledge Engineering, and guest Editor of IEEE Computer Magazine. Dr. Iyengar has served as a visiting professor and scientist at the University of Paris, University of Bonn, the Indian Institute of Science, the Oak Ridge National Lab, and Jet Propulsion Lab-Caltech. His research has been featured in several media, including USA Today, Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, Discovery Channel, and the Louisiana WABC Channel.

Dr. Iyengar is a pioneer in the field of distributed sensor networks, computational aspects of robotics, and oceanographic applications. He is best known for introducing novel data structures and algorithmic techniques for large scale computations in sensor technologies and image processing applications. His work has had significant impacts in buy-at-bulk network design problems which further affect a wide range of practical applications including the areas of communication and transportation networks. He has also pioneered a universal technique for finding the Price of Anarchy of every bottleneck congestion game, extending the game theory to applications in network routing, scheduling and cloud computing.