The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Srinivasan Seshan, professor and head of the Computer Science Department, one of 58 new ACM fellows who are being honored for fundamental contributions in such areas as artificial intelligence, cloud computing and wireless networking.
The ACM cited Seshan "for contributions to computer networking, mobile computing and wireless communications."
Seshan, who joined the CSD faculty in 2000, served as the department's associate head for graduate education from 2011 to 2015 and was named department head in 2018.
His research focuses on improving the design, performance and security of computer networks, including wireless and mobile networks. He and his research group have developed ways to more efficiently transfer video content over the internet, and have worked on new architectures that would make the internet more trustworthy and better able to evolve as technology changes.
"Computing technology has had a tremendous impact in shaping how we live and work today," said ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. "All of the technologies that directly or indirectly influence us are the result of countless hours of collaborative and/or individual work, as well as creative inspiration and, at times, informed risk-taking. Each year, we look forward to welcoming some of the most outstanding individuals as fellows."
Among the latest class of fellows is Vincent Conitzer, the Kimberly J. Jenkins University Professor of New Technologies at Duke University, who earned his master's and doctor's degrees in computer science at CMU; and Dawn Song, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, who earned her master's degree in computer science at CMU and served on the faculty of CSD and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department from 2002 to 2007.
The 2019 fellows hail from Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. The ACM will formally recognize its 2019 Fellows at the annual Awards Banquet, June 20, 2020, in San Francisco. Additional information is available through the ACM fellows site.