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Viktor Prasanna Receives Double Honors

March 03, 2008 —
Professor Viktor Prasanna
Viktor Prasanna, professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, has earned two honors – an inaugural award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Best Paper award.
On April 22, Prasanna will receive the first-ever Outstanding Service Award granted by the IEEE’s Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing, presented at the society’s International Parallel and Distributed Processing (IPDP) symposium.
Prasanna’s paper, “Parallel IP Lookup Using Multiple SRAM-Based Pipelines,” written with doctoral candidate Weirong Jiang, was selected as the best architectures paper submitted to the IPDP Symposium. More than 400 papers were considered for the award.
“Our department joins me in congratulating Viktor for this recognition of his excellence in service and research,” said Ming Hsieh systems chair Alexander Sawchuk.
Prasanna joined the Viterbi faculty in 1983 and currently holds the Charles Lee Powell Chair in Engineering. He is a member of the department’s Computer Engineering Group, and his research focuses on parallel and distributed computing architectures and algorithms. In 2007, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva, and he is an associate member of the Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences and the USC-Chevron Center of Excellence for Research and Academic Training on Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies, among other organizations.