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Choudhary Named John G. Searle Professor

August 24, 2009 | by Megan Fellman
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Alok Choudhary, professor and chair of the electrical engineering and computer science department in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and professor of technology industry management in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, has been named a John G. Searle Professor.

His research interests include high-performance computing, data mining and its applications, computer architecture and the design of software systems. Choudhary has written more than 300 papers on these topics and has written 11 book chapters.

Choudhary is founding director of the Center for Ultra-scale Computing and Information Security that conducts highly innovative information technology research. Currently the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and many companies support his work.  

Choudhary is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). He is a member of the Impact of High-End Computing on Sciences committee of the National Academy of Sciences. He served on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and is on the board of several other journals. Choudhary provides consulting and technical advisory services to several organizations in the areas of technology, management and marketing. He has founded two companies.

Before joining the Northwestern faculty in 1996, Choudhary taught at Syracuse University.


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