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Shenoy Appointed Distinguished Professor

Prashant Shenoy

Prashant Shenoy, associate dean of the UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences, and director of the Laboratory for Advanced Systems Software and Center for Smart and Connected Society, was appointed Distinguished Professor following approval by the UMass Board of Trustees at its July 20 meeting.

The title Distinguished Professor is conferred on select, highly accomplished faculty who have already achieved the rank of professor and meet a demanding set of qualifications.

In their letter of nomination, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and Provost John McCarthy highlighted Shenoy’s contributions in research, teaching, mentoring, and service to UMass Amherst. As they put it, Shenoy “has been a leader in the fields of energy-conserving computing and computing for energy management,” as reflected in his extensive publications, with more than 200 conference papers and 70 journal articles, which have been cited over 20,000 times.

Together with students and colleagues, Shenoy has received best paper awards from conferences including ACM Sigmetrics, ACM e-Energy,  Usenix Annual Technical Conference, ACM Multimedia, World Wide Web Conference, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service, International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, IEEE Conference on Communication Systems & Networks, and the International Workshop on Green Energy and Networking.

His research programs have attracted more than $35M from government agencies and industry. At the campus level, he recently received a Conti Fellowship for his research efforts and has served as a center director within the Institute of Applied Life Sciences.

Shenoy is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He served as general co-chair of the ACM/IEEE Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation for 2019 and 2020, and as program chair or general chair for sixteen previous conferences and workshops. He has served on the editorial boards of several publications in the field, including ACM Transactions on Internet of Things, ACM Transactions on the Web, and Multimedia Systems Journal. He currently serves as founder and chair of the ACM Emerging Interest Group on Energy and has previously served on the Steering Committee of ACM e-Energy, ACM BuildSys, and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

Shenoy received his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998, when he joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and has taught computer science classes extensively at the graduate and undergraduate levels with a focus on distributed systems and operating systems. He was promoted to professor in 2009. On his teaching and mentoring, Subbaswamy and McCarthy wrote, “Particularly noteworthy is his extensive use of technology to reach and engage his students. He has also mentored twenty graduated PhD students, several of whom have pursued highly successful academic careers.”