Dr. JaJa's current research interests are in digital preservation, high performance computing, and visual exploration of large scale scientific data.
Joseph JaJa holds a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1977. Dr. JaJa has published extensively in a number of areas including parallel and distributed computing, combinatorial optimization, algebraic complexity, VLSI architectures, and data-intensive computing. He has received numerous awards including the IEEE Fellow Award in 1996, the 1997 R&D Award for the development of software for tuning parallel programs, and the ACM Fellow Award in 2000. He served on several editorial boards, and is currently serving as a subject area editor for the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and as editor for the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science.
Honors and Awards
• Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Award (2006)
• ACM Fellow (2000)
• R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Award (1997)
• IEEE Fellow (1996)