Shenoy Named Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Prashant Shenoy
Prashant Shenoy

UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) professor Prashant Shenoy has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

This year, 396 members, including Shenoy and UMass Amherst linguistics professor Angelika Kratzer, have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Shenoy's research focuses on distributed systems and networking, with a recent emphasis on cloud and green computing. The AAAS recognized him for "distinguished contributions to the field of distributed computing systems, particularly for the design, modeling, and analysis of autonomic cloud computing systems."

A member of the computer science faculty since 1998, Shenoy also currently serves as the associate dean for computing and facilities in CICS where he leads the Laboratory for Advanced Systems Software and the newly established Center for Smart and Connected Society (CS2).

Shenoy received an ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award in 2016 and was recently named a 2017-2018 Fulbright Specialist Scholar. He was inducted as a fellow of IEEE in 2013 and as a distinguished scientist of the Association for Computing Machinery in 2009. At UMass, Shenoy is a three-time recipient of the UMass President's Office Science and Technology Fund Award in 2017, 2012, and 2007 and was named a Lilly Teaching Fellow in 2002.

Shenoy holds a doctorate and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. The 2017 AAAS Fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on November 24, 2017.

For a complete list of 2017 AAAS Fellow inductees, see: www.aaas.org/news/2017-aaas-fellows-recognized-advancing-science