AMHERST, MA—University of Massachusetts-Amherst computer science professor Prashant Shenoy has been named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of his “efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.”
Shenoy’s research focuses on distributed systems and networking, with a recent emphasis on cloud and green computing. The AAAS recognized him for “distinguished contributions to the field of distributed computing systems, particularly for the design, modeling, and analysis of autonomic cloud computing systems.”
Shenoy, a member of the computer science faculty since 1998, also currently serves as the associate dean for computing and facilities in the College of Information and Computer Sciences where he leads the Laboratory for Advanced Systems Software and the newly established Center for Smart and Connected Society (CS2).
Shenoy received an ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award in 2016 and was recently named a 2017-18 Fulbright specialist scholar. He was inducted as a fellow of IEEE in 2013 and as a distinguished scientist of the Association for Computing Machinery in 2009. At UMass, Shenoy is a three-time recipient of the UMass President’s Office Science and Technology Fund Award in 2017, 2012, and 2007 and was named a Lilly Teaching Fellow in 2002.
He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
The tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874. Founded in 1848, AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of Science, the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated 1 million subscribers.