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JaJa, Joseph

JaJa, Joseph

Professor
Interim Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
UMIACS
Brain and Behavior Institute
2415 A.V. Williams Bldg
Website(s):

BACKGROUND

 

Joseph JaJa holds a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1977. Dr. JaJa has published extensively in a number of areas including parallel and distributed computing, combinatorial optimization, algebraic complexity, VLSI architectures, machince learning, and data science. He has received numerous awards including the IEEE Fellow Award in 1996, the 1997 R&D Award for the development of software for tuning parallel programs, and the ACM Fellow Award in 2000, . He served on several editorial boards, and is currently serving on the advisory boards for several conferences and workshops.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  •   Best Article in 2016 for Environmental Research Letters.
  •   Best Paper Award, Scientific Visualization, 2012. 
  •   Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Award (2006)
  •   ACM Fellow (2000)
  •   R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Award (1997)
  •   IEEE Fellow (1996)

 

 

Dr. JaJa's current research interests are in high performance computing, machine learning with applications to neuroscience, and data science.


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A New Space for Networking: The Juniper Networks Laboratory

The lab will enable hands-on research and will offer undergraduate courses in networking and network virtualization, as well as revamp Master’s in Telecommunications courses.

Joseph JaJa Named Interim Chair of ECE Department

A distinguished researcher and administrator, Professor Joseph JaJa will assume new role July 1.

JaJa Connects UMD Experts with NSF South Big Data Hub Resources

ECE professor JaJa on steering committee to pair experts with government and industry to maximize big data's positive impact.

UMD Partners with MITRE on Cybersecurity Research and Development Center

First federally funded research and development center dedicated to enhancing cybersecurity

ECE Alumnus Bader Promoted to Chair at Georgia Tech

Winner of ECE inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award to lead School of Computational Science and Engineering.

UM Launches Environmental Solutions Center

Engineering, science and public policy faculty to lead center with economists, social scientists.

JaJa Named Interim VP and CIO

ECE professor Joseph JaJa will serve as interim VP and Chief Information Officer for the University of Maryland.

Balaras Team Wins $1.5M NSF Grant

Project to use high performance computing for cardiovascular modeling.

Alumna Receives Black Engineer Honors

Muluwork Geremew (M.S. '06, EE) has been named a 2009 Most Promising Engineer.

ECE Professor Receives Internet2 IDEA Award

Dr. Joseph JaJa earned the award for his digital archive preservation research.