Srinivasan to join the University of West Florida in 2018 as the William Craig Nystul Eminent Scholar Chair of Computer Science
The University of West Florida has selected Ashok Srinivasan, Ph.D, to serve as the William Craig Nystul Eminent Scholar Chair of Computer Science. He will join the university in August 2018.
Dr. Srinivasan will bring nearly 20 years of research and teaching experience in higher education to the University of West Florida. A Fulbright fellow, he has been on the faculty at Florida State University since 2001, serving as Associate Professor of Computer Science since 2007. He also has taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara, the Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay, the International Institute of Information Technology at Bangalore, India, and the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in India.
His current research is on supercomputing for public policy analysis, and he is leading Project VIPRA, an NSF-funded multi-university effort on simulation-based analysis of policies to reduce the likelihood of epidemics through air travel. Dr. Srinivasan was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in 2011-2012. He developed the SPRNG (Scalable Parallel Random Number Generation) software, which is used by major organizations worldwide.
A chemical engineering graduate of Regional Engineering College in Tiruchirapalli, India, Dr. Srinivasan earned a Master of Science degree in polymer engineering at the University of Akron, Ohio. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in computer science at the University of California at Santa Barbara, he served two years as a postdoctoral research associate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.