Ghosh Gala: Celebrating 50 years as a Computer Scientist

Marking the retirement of Prof. Sukumar GhoshSukumar Ghosh portrait

This event will mark the retirement of Prof. Sukumar Ghosh from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Iowa after more than 30 years of dedicated teaching, mentoring, and research.
Prof. Ghosh got his PhD in 1971 and has therefore been a computer scientist for more than 50 years!

Some details TBD, stay tuned for final schedule.

PART I: 8 am-11am, Fri Dec 11th

(Hour 1) Theme: Overview of Sukumar’s contributions to research, teaching, and service


Alberto Maria Segre8:00-8:10 Alberto M. Segre, Sukumar's contributions to CS at Iowa (1987-2020)

Professor, Chair and Gerard P Weeg Faculty Scholar in Informatics, Department of Computer Science, University of Iowa

 


 Ted Herman Image - Professor - University of Iowa Computer Science8:10-8:25 Ted Herman, Emergence and Convergence

Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science, University of Iowa


picfbsd.jpg8:25-8:30 Shlomi Dolev, Sukumar's contributions to self-stabilization research

Rita Altura Trust Chair in Computer Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 

 

 


Sébastien Tixeuil  Professor Honorary Member of Institut Universitaire de France LIP6 - CNRS 7606 Sorbonne Université8:30-8:35 Sébastien Tixeuil, Sukumar's contributions to self-stabilization research

Professor, LIP6 - CNRS 7606, Sorbonne Université, Paris

 


Sajal Das 8:35-8:50 Sajal Das, Sukumar as a Friend, Philosopher, Guide

Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair Professor, Computer Science Department, Missouri University of Science and Technology

 

 


[10 min break]


(Hour 2) Theme: Sukumar as a mentor


Dr. Berns in the Real-Time Systems Laboratory9:00-9:10 Andrew Berns (PhD '12), Big Picture Stabilization

Assistant professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Northern Iowa

 

 


Arobinda Gupta - Indian Institute of Technology Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Kharagpur,India9:10-9:20 Arobinda Gupta (PhD '97)

Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT Kgp)

 

 


Prof. Mehmet Karaata9:20-9:30 Mehmet Hakaan Karaata (PhD '95)

Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, Kuwait University

 

 


Shrisha Rao9:30-9:40 Shrisha Rao (PhD '05)

Professor, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT Bangalore)

 

 


9:40-9:50 Open mic for Iowa students

[10 min break]


(Hour 3) Theme: On Sukumar’s career in India prior to moving to Iowa

Somprakash Bandyopadhyay Professor and Research Director of Social Informatics Research Group at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta10:00-10:10 Somprakash Bandyopadhyay 

Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM Calcutta)

 

 


10:10-10:20 Pradip K. Das

10:20-10:30 TBD3

10:30-10:40 Open mic for India associates

10:40-10:50 Sukumar Ghosh

Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science, University of Iowa


PART II: 4:00pm-5:30 pm, Fri Dec 11th


4:00-5:00 Vijay K. Garg, Keynote: Applying Predicate Detection to Discrete Optimization Problems

Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Texas, Austin

Vijay K. Garg

 
 

5:00-5:10 Alberto M. Segre, Sukumar's contributions to CS at Iowa (1987-2020)

Professor, Chair and Gerard P Weeg Faculty Scholar in Informatics 
Department of Computer Science, University of Iowa


Padmini Srinivasan5:10-5:20 Padmini Srinivasan, Presentation of a gift of appreciation

Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Iowa

 

 


5:20-5:30 Sukumar Ghosh

Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science, University of Iowa