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

 

EDITORIAL SERVICE:

  1. Special Issue of JPDC on Data-Parallel Algorithms and Programming, Guest Editor, 1994.
  2. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Subject Area Editor on Parallel Algorithms, 1993-2013
  3. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Associate Editor, 1995-1998.
  4. International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science, Member of the Editorial Board, 2002-present.

 

AWARDS:

  1. 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.
  2. ACM Fellow, 2002.
  3. 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.
  4. IEEE Fellow Award, 1996.
  5. Co-authored a paper with his student that won the Best Paper Award in Image Processing at Supercomputing'95.
  6. Maryland Industrial Partnerships Award of Excellence, 1992.
  7. 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

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  1.  A New Framework for Addressing Temporal Range Queries and Some Preliminary Results, Q. Shi and J. JaJa, Theoretical Computer Science, 332, 109-121, 2005.
  2.   Novel Transformation Techniques using Q-heaps with applications to computational geometry, Q. Shi and J. JaJa, SIAM J. Computing, 34(6), 1474-1492, 2005.
  3.  Optimal and Near-Optimal Algorithms for Generalized Intersection Reporting on Pointer Machines, Q. Shi and J. JaJa, Information Processing Letters, 95, 382-388, 2005.
  4.  Scalable, Reliable Marshalling and Organization of Distributed Large Scale Data Onto Enterprise Storage Environments, J. JaJa, M. Smorul, F. McCall, and Y. Wang, Proceedings of the NASA/IEEE Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies, April 2005, Monterey, CA.
  5.  Mitigating Risk of Data Loss in Preservation Environments, R. Moore, J. JaJa, and R. Chadduck, Proceedings of the NASA/IEEE Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies, April 2005, Monterey, CA.
  6.   Using Scalable and Secure Web Technologies to Design a Global Digital Format Registry Prototype: Architecture, Implementation, and Testing, M. Geremew, S. Song, and J. JaJa, to appear in Proceedings of the Archiving 2006 Conference, May 23-26, 2006, Ottawa, Canada.
  7.  An Efficient and Scalable Parallel Algorithm for Out-of-Core Isosurface Extraction and Rendering, Q. Wang, J. JaJa, A. Varshney, Proceedings of the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2006), April 2006, Rhodes Island, Greece.
  8.   Robust Technologies for Automated Ingestion and Long-Term Preservation of Digital Information, Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, 285-287, May 21-24, 2006, San Diego, CA.
  9.  Isosurface Extraction and Spatial Filtering Using Persistent Octree (POT), Q. Shi and J. JaJa, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 12(5), September/October 2006.
  10.  An Efficient and Scalable Parallel Algorithm for Out-of-Core Isosurface Extraction and Rendering, Q. Wang, J. JaJa, A. Varshney, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 67(5), 592-603, 2007.
  11. Supporting Customized Archival Practice Using the Producer-Archive Workflow Network (PAWN), M. Smorul, M. McGann, and J. JaJa, Proceedings of DigCCurr2007, an International Symposium in Digital Curation, Chapel Hill, NC, April 18-20, 2007.
  12. ACE: A Novel Software Platform to Ensure the Integrity of Long Term Archives, S. Song and J. JaJa, 90-93, Proceedings of the Archiving 2007 Conference, May 2007, Washington, DC.
  13.  PAWN: a Policy-Driven Software Environment for Implementing Producer-Archive Interactions in Support of Long Term Digital Preservation, M. Smorul, M. McGann, and J. JaJa, 84-89, Proceedings of the Archiving 2007 Conference, May 2007, Washington, DC.
  14.  New Techniques for Ensuring the Long Term Integrity of Digital Archives, Sangchul  Song and Joseph JaJa, Proceedings of the 8th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, 57-65, Philadelphia, May 20-23, 2007.
  15. Component-based Data Layout for Efficient Slicing of Very Large Multidimensional Volumetric Data, Jusub Kim and Joseph JaJa, Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, July 9-11, 2007, Banff, Canada. 
  16. Information Aware Tree for Efficient out-of-core Indexing of Very Large Multidimensional Volumetric Data, Jusub Kim and Joseph JaJa, Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, July 9-11, 2007, Banff, Canada.
  17.  Interactive High-Resolution Isosurface Ray Casting on Multi-core Processors, Q. Wang and J. JaJa, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 14(3), 603-614, May/June 2008.
  18. Streaming Model Based Volume Ray Casting Implementation for Cell Broadband Engine, Jusub Kim and Joseph JaJa, Proceedings Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization, 2008.
  19. Streaming Based Volume Ray Casting on the Cell Broadband Engine, J. Kim and J. JaJa, Scientific Programming: Special Issue on High-Performance Computing on the Cell BE, Volume 17(Number 1-2), 173-184, 2009.
  20. Robust Tools and Services for Long-Term Preservation of Digital Information, J. JaJa and S. Song, Library Trends Special Issue: Library of Congress National Digital Information and Preservation Partnership, 57:3, 580-594, 2009.

21.  Techniques to Audit and Certify the Long Term Integrity of Digital Archives, S. Song and J. JaJa, International Journal on Digital Libraries, 2010.

22.  Interactive Direct Volume Rendering on Desktop Multicore Processors, Q. Wang and J. JaJa, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 21, 2199-2212, September 2009.

23.  Quantification of F-actins Structures in Astrocytoma Cells in Response to Candidate Pharmaceuticals, C. Cui, T. Turbyville, P. Gudla, K. Nandy, J. JaJa, and S. Lockett, Focus on Microscopy, 2009.

24.  Search and Access Strategies for Web Archives, S. Song and J. JaJa, Proceedings of Archiving 2009, 73-79, May 4-7, 2009, Arlington, VA.

25.  A Case Study in Distributed Collection Monitoring and Auditing Using the Audit Control Environment (ACE), M. Smorul and J. JaJa, Proceedings of Archiving 2009, 183-186, May 4-7, 2009, Arlington, VA.

26.  Optimization of Linked List Prefix Computations on Multithreaded GPUs Using CUDA, Zheng Wei and Joseph JaJa, Proceedings of the 2010 IPDPS, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2010.

27.  Implementation of a High Performance Architecture for Managing and Storing Web-Harvested Collections, Mike Smorul and Joseph JaJa, Archiving 2011.

28.  A Fast Algorithm for Constructing Inverted Files on Heterogeneous Platforms, Zheng Wei and Joseph JaJa, Proceedings of the 2011 IPDPS, Alaska, May 2011.

29.  An Optimized High-Throughput Strategy for Constructing Inverted Files, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing, 2012.

  1. An Optimized FFT-based Direct Poisson Solver on CUDA GPUs, J. Wu, J. JaJa, and E. Balaras, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2013
  2. 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).
  3. 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.

 

 


Last updated: July 2011