When: April 13, 2017
Who: Naren Ramakrishnan, PhD
Where: WWF’s Washington, D.C. Headquarters (1250 24th St. NW, Washington, DC 20037)
About the seminar:
Additional information about this upcoming seminar will be posted shortly.
About the speaker:
Naren Ramakrishnan is the Thomas L. Phillips Professor of Engineering at Virginia Tech. At Virginia Tech, he directs the Discovery Analytics Center, a university-wide effort that brings together researchers from computer science, statistics, mathematics, and electrical and computer engineering to tackle knowledge discovery problems in important areas of national interest, including intelligence analysis, sustainability, and electronic medical records. His work has been featured in the NIH outreach publication Biomedical Computation Review, the National Science Foundation's Discoveries series, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Smithsonian Magazine, Popular Science, Chronicle of Higher Education, Slate magazine, and ACM Technews.
Naren has received an NSF CAREER grant (2000), the New Century Technology Council Innovation Award (2001), DARPA BioSPICE Early Contributor Appreciation Award (2002), Dean's awards for both teaching excellence (2005) and research excellence (2010) at Virginia Tech, and a HP Labs innovation award (2009). He was included in two "40 under 40" lists: Computerworld's innovative IT people to watch (2007) and Purdue University's list of distinguished alumni (2010). Naren is an ACM Distinguished Scientist (2009). He is a recipient of Virginia Tech's Alumni award for research excellence (2011) - the highest research award given at the university.