Rising Star Among Us: Anshul Gandhi Named 2019 ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star

At the end of the spring semester, the Department of Computer Science (CS) celebrates the accomplishments of 300+ students at graduation but this year there is another reason to celebrate. Professor Anshul Gandhi has been selected by ACM SIGMETRICS as the recipient of the 2019 Rising Star Research Award.

The SIGMETRICS award recognizes Gandhi’s fundamental contributions to the analysis, modeling, design, and implementation of energy-efficient systems in data centers and cloud computing.

Being selected as a Rising Star by ACM SIGMETRICS is an incredible distinction. SIGMETRICS rising stars have been chosen from world-renowned institutions such as Columbia University, Caltech, Tsinghua, University of Illinois-Chicago, Microsoft Research, and MIT. Specifically, the Rising Star Research Award “recognizes a junior researcher who demonstrates outstanding potential for research in computer/communication performance evaluation.”

Samir Das, chair of the CS department, announced the recognition to colleagues and friends by stating, “I want to share the fantastic news that Anshul Gandhi will be awarded the 2019 ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Award at the 2019 ACM SIGMETRICS /IFIP Performance conference. This is exciting recognition for Anshul and for the department.” During the event, on June 26th, Gandhi will also deliver the award lecture.”

Professor Gandhi, who is also an NSF CAREER awardee, is broadly interested in systems and performance modeling, or applying theory to systems. Learn more about his research by watching this video about a recent project with the National Science Foundation.

Well done and congratulations, Professor Gandhi!

About the Researcher:

Anshul Gandhi earned his PhD in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. His 2013 thesis was entitled, Dynamic Server Provisioning for Data Center Power Management, and won the 2013 SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award. After graduating, he spent a year as a post-doctoral researcher at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. Gandhi's research aims to leverage mathematical tools to address challenges in computer systems. Within Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Department of Computer Science, Gandhi leads the PACE Lab and currently advises six PhD students and 14 MS students.



-Daniel Morgan