Brief Biographical Sketch for Joseph F. JaJa

EDUCATION

PhD 1977, MS 1976, Applied Mathematics, Division of Engineering and Applied Physics, Harvard University.

EXPERIENCE

  1. Professor, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, 1987-present.
  2. Interim VP and CIO, University of Maryland, 2010-2011
  3. Director, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Maryland, 1994-2004
  4. Interim Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2000-2004.
  5. Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, 1983-1987.
  6. Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Penn State University, 1977-1983.

 

BOOKS

  1. An Introduction to Parallel Algorithms, Addison-Wesley, 1992.
  2. Parallel Algorithms for VLSI Layout, Chapter in Advances in Distributed and Parallel Processing: Applications, H. Tyrer ed., Ablex Publishing, 1992.
  3. Fundamentals of Parallel Algorithms, Chapter in Parallel and Distributed Computing Handbook, A. Zomaya ed., McGraw-Hill, 1996.
  4. Parallel Algorithms, Chapter in Encyclopedia of Distributed Computing, P. Dasgupta and J.E. Urban eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.
  5. Parallel Random Access Machine, PRAM, in Encyclopedia of Mathematics, M. Hazewinkel, ed., 2000.
  6. An Introduction to Clustering Techniques, a chapter in Information Technology - Principles and Applications, T. Acharya and A.K. Ray, eds., Prentice Hall, 2004.
  7. Parallel Algorithms for Volumetric Surface Construction, J. JaJa, Q. Shi, and A. Varshney, a chapter in Parallel Computing: Models, Algorithms, and Applications, S. Rajasekaran and J. Reif, eds., Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2008.
  8. Parallel Random Access Machines, a chapter in Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing, David Padua (Ed.), to appear

 

AWARDS:

 

  1. 2016: Environmental Research Letters (Impact Factor: 4.134). Best Article for 2016: Linking Toxic Outliers to Environmental Justice Communities, M. Collins, I. Munoz, and J. JaJa, Env. Res. Lett. 11, 2016.
  2. 2012: Scientific Visualization Best Paper Award for 2012: Hierarchical Exploration of Volumes using Multilevel Segmentation of the Intensity-Gradient Histograms, C. Yiu Ip, A. Varshney, and J. JaJa.
  3. 2006: Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Award, given by the Internet2 Consortium for the project, "Transcontinental Persistent Archives Prototype," in collaboration with SDSC and NARA, April 2006.
  4. 2002: ACM Fellow.
  5. 1997: 1997 R& D 100 Award for Participation in the Development of S-Check at NIST, recognized as one of 100 most technologically significant new products of the year by R& D Magazine.
  6. 1996: IEEE Fellow Award.
  7. 1995: Co-authored a paper with his student that won the Best Paper Award in Image Processing at Supercomputing'95.
  8. 1992: Maryland Industrial Partnerships Award of Excellence, 1992.

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

 

  1. An Optimized High-Throughput Strategy for Constructing Inverted Files, Z. Wei and J. JaJa, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 23(11), 2033-2044, November, 2012.
  2. Optimized Strategies for Mapping Multi-dimensional FFTs onto GPUs, J. Wu and J. JaJa, accepted to Innovative Parallel Computing (INPAR) Workshop, San Jose, CA, May 13-14, 2012.
  3. Candidate Pharmaceuticals Quantitatively Redistribute F-Actin In Astrocytoma Cells, S. Lockett, C. Cui, T. Turbyville, P. Gudla, K. Nandy, J. JaJa, K. Reilly, and J. Beutler, International Society for Analytical Cytometry (ISAC), Liepzig, Germany, June 23-27, 2012.
  4. Access, Visualization and Statistical Tools for the Analysis of North America Butterfly Monitoring Data, L. Ries, J. JaJa, M. Smorul, J. Glassberg, D. Taron, B. Fagan, and J. Sauer, Ecological Society of America (ESA) Conference, 2012.
  5. Candidate Pharmaceuticals Quantitatively Redistribute F-Actin in Astrocytoma Cells, S. Lockett, T. Turbyville, P. Gudla, K. Nandy, C. Cui, J. JaJa, K. Reilly, and J. Beutler, Functional Imaging for Regenerative Medicine, Joint NIST/NIH/NSF Workshop, May 31-June 1, 2012, Gaithersburg, MD.
  6. Hierarchical Exploration of Volumes using Multilevel Segmentation of the Intensity-Gradient Histograms, C. Yiu Ip, A. Varshney, and J. JaJa, Visualization 2012, Oct. 14-19, Seattle, WA, 2012 (Won the Scientific Visualization Best Paper Award for 2012).
  7. Optimization of Linked List Prefix Computation on Multithreaded GPUs using CUDA, Z. Wei and J. JaJa, Parallel Processing Letters, vol 22, No.04, December 2012.
  8. A Fast Algorithm for Constructing Inverted Files on Heterogeneous Platforms, Z. Wei and J. JaJa, Journal for Parallel and Distributed Computing, 2013.
  9. High Performance FFT Based Poisson Solver on a CPU-GPU Heterogeneous Platform, J. Wu and J. JaJa, Proceedings of the 2013 IPDPS, Boston, MA., May 20-25, 2013.
  10. An Optimized FFT-based Direct Poisson Solver on CUDA GPUs, J. Wu, J. JaJa, and E. Balaras, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 25(3), February 2014.
  11. Quantitative Analysis of F-Actin Redistribution in Astrocytoma Cells Treated with Candidate Pharmaceuticals, S. Locketts, C. Cui, P. Gudla, K. Nandy, J. JaJa, K. Eeilly, J. Beutler, and T. Turbyville, accepted to Cytometry: Part A.
  12. Optimized FFT Computations on Heterogeneous Platforms with Application to the Poisson Equation, J. Wu and J. JaJa, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 74(8), 2745-2756, August 2014.
  13. From Maxout to Channel-Out: Encoding Information on Sparse Pathways, Q. Wang and J. JaJa, Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Hamburg, Germany, September 15-19, 2014.
  14. Connectivity-Based Brain Parcellation: A Connectivity-Based Atlas for Schizophrenia Research, Q. Wang, R. Chen, J. JaJa, L. Hong, and E. Herzkovits, Neuroinformatics, Oct. 2015, DOI 10.1007/s12021-015-9280-7.
  15. Resting State Dynamic Functional Network Analysis in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, W. Hou, C. Sours, J. JaJa, and R. Gullapalli, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine ISMRN 2015, Toronto, Ontario, May 30-31, 2015.
  16. A Computational Update of Agent-Based Computer Models of Vocal Fold Inflammation and Repair, N. Seekhao, C. Shung, J. JaJa, L. Mongeau, and N. Y. K. Li, 11th PEVOC, Florence, Italy, August 31- September 4, 2015.
  17. A Data-Driven Approach to Extract Connectivity Structures from Diffusion Tensor Imaging Data, Y. Jin, J. JaJa, R. Chen, and E. Horskovits, Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2015), Oct 29-Nov 1, 2015, Santa Clara, CA.
  18. Achieving Native GPU Performance for Out-of-Card Large Matrix Multiplication, J. Wu and Joseph JaJa, Parallel Processing Letters, Volume 26, Number 2, June 2016.
  19. Linking Toxic Outliers to Environmental Justice Communities Across Broad Landscapes, M. Collins, I. Munoz, and J. JaJa, Environmental Research Letters, 11, 2016. Won the ERL Best Article for 2016 and selected to feature in the Highlights of 2016 collection of Environmental Research Letters (ERL).
  20. Sensitivity Analysis of Agent-Based Model of Vocal Fold Inflammation and Repair, Trickey, K, Shung, C., Yuen, S., Seekhao, N., , JaJa, J., Mongeau, L. 2, Li, N. Y. K, 2016 International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics, Vina del Mar, Chile, March 14-17, 2016.
  21. Real-time Agent-Based Modeling Simulation with in-situ Visualization of Complex Biological Systems: A Case Study on vocal fold Inflammation and Healing, N. Seekhao, C. Shung, J. JaJa, L. Mongeau, and N. Li, Proceedings of the HiCOMB 2016 Workshop, May 2016, Chicago.
  22. A High Performance Implementation of Spectral Clustering on CPU-GPU Platforms, Y. Jin and J. JaJa, Proceedings of the Parallel Computing and Optimization (PCO 2016), May 2016, Chicago.
  23. Dynamic Functional Network Analysis in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, W. Hou, C. Sours, J. JaJa, R. Gullapalli, submitted to Brain Research.
  24. LEICA: Laplacian Eigenmaps for Group ICA Decomposition, C. Liu, J. JaJa, L. Pessoa, Neuroimage, 169, 363-373, April 2018..
  25. In Situ Visualization for 3D Agent-Based Vocal Fold Inflammation and Repair Simulation, N. Seekaho, J. JaJa, L. Mongeau, and N. Li-Jessen, accepted to Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations.

 


Last updated: December 2017