Faculty Achievement: Dr. Venkat Gudivada

Dr. Venkat Gudivada, interim chair and professor in the Weisberg Division of Computer Science, has been selected as a guest editor on a special edition of Computer magazine, considered the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society.

The issue will focus on  “Big Data: Management and Applications.” According to the magazine, “With the synergistic confluence of multicore and multiprocessor computers, pervasive sensing and wireless sensor networks, cloud and mobile computing, along with groundbreaking advances in storage devices, we are generating unprecedented levels of data. It is estimated that 90 percent of the world’s data has been generated in the past two years. Data too big and complex to capture, store, process, analyze, and interpret — even using state-of-the-art tools and methods — is referred to as big data.”

Gudivada will be joined by Dr. Vijay Raghavan, endowed professor in computer science at the University of Louisiana and Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates, vice president for for Europe and Latin America at Yahoo! Labs.