Kumar honored with Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman Award
Stephany Guerrero, Coordinated Science Lab
5/1/2018 1:58:30 PM
The award is given by the NRI Welfare Society of India, an organization established to strengthen bonds between India and non-resident Indians. The award was presented to Kumar at the House of Commons in London, on April 18, where several current British Parliament members also attended the events. The reception was held at the House of Lords the following day.
“It was a fantastic experience with several interesting and inspiring awardees, who had fascinating stories,” said Kumar. Some awardees he met included:
- Vijaya Raghavan, President of Royal Society of Canada’s Academy of Science
- Shipra Khanna from MasterChef
- Rajiv Kaul, President of Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts
- Debojyoti Banerjee, Professor and James J. Cain ’51 Faculty Fellow in the MechSE department at Texas A&M
- Prakash D. Devarakonda, Founder and CEO of Todsys Technologies
Kumar's current research interests are in computer architecture, low power, trustworthy and error resilient computer systems, and approximate computing. His research and teaching have been recognized through several best paper awards and best paper award nominations (IEEE MICRO Top Picks, ASPLOS, HPCA, CASES, SELSE, IEEE CAL, SRC TECHCON), Stanley H Pierce Award, Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman, Ronald W Pratt Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award, Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, ARO Young Investigator Award, Arnold O Beckman Research Award, FAA Creative Research Award, and UCSD CSE Best Dissertation Award. He also previously served as a Co-Founder and Chief Architect at Hyperion Core, Inc, a microprocessor startup aimed at bringing polymorphous grid processor technology to the market. Kumar has a BS from IIT Kharagpur and a PhD from University of California at San Diego.
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