Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi
Srinivas Aluru is a Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is serving as co-director for the Strategic Initiative in Data Engineering and Science (IDEAS). He is serving as Adjunct Professor and External Consulting Head of the Center at IIIT-Delhi. He pioneered the development of parallel methods in computational biology, and contributed to the assembly and analysis of complex plant genomes. His group is currently focused on developing bioinformatics methods for high-throughput DNA sequencing, particularly error correction and genome assembly. In systems biology, his group is working on network inference methods using mutual information and Bayesian approaches, and network analysis techniques to further the knowledge of partially characterized pathways. Earlier, Aluru chaired Iowa State University’s Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Ph.D. program, and led a high-throughput computational biology initiative. Aluru is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is a recipient of the NSF Career award (1997), IBM faculty award (2002), and Swarnajayanti fellowship from the Government of India (2007). He held multiple chaired professorships including the Ross Martin Mehl Professorship (2009-2013), Bajaj Chair Professorship at IIT Bombay (2009-2012), and the Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering (2006-2009). He serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics.