Alok Choudhary is
a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern University.
He also holds an adjunct appointment with
the Kellogg School of Management in the Marketing and Technology Innovation
Departments. In 2000, Dr. Choudhary co-founded Accelchip, Inc., a developer
of electronic design automation tools and services. He served as its
Vice President for Research and Technology from 2000 to 2002. In addition,
Alok has worked as a consultant and technical advisory board member
for many companies
From 1989 to 1996, Dr. Choudhary was on the faculty of the Electrical
and Computer Engineering Department at Syracuse University, where he
received the prestigious National Science Foundation's Presidential Young
Investigator Award in 1993. He has also received an IEEE Engineering
Foundation award, an IBM Faculty Development award, an Intel Research
Council award, and in 2004 was elected to the grade of Fellow in the
Dr. Choudhary is the founder and director of the Center
for Ultra-scale Computing and Information Security (CUCIS). His research interests are
in high-performance computing and communication systems, power aware
systems, computer architecture, high-performance I/O systems and software
and their applications in many domains including information processing
(e.g., data mining, CRM, BI) and scientific computing (e.g., scientific
discoveries). Furthermore, his interests lie in the design and evaluation
of architectures and software systems (from system software such as runtime
systems to compilers), high-performance servers, high-performance databases
and input-output and software protection/security.
In these areas Dr. Choudhary has published more than 250 papers in various
journals and conferences. He has also written a book and several book
chapters on the above topics. Alok serves on the editorial boards of
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, the Journal of
Parallel and Distributed Systems, and the International Journal of High
Performance Computing and Networking.
Alok received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering
from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1989, an M.S. degree
from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1986, and his B.E.
(Hons.) degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani,
India in 1982.
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