Binoy Ravindran, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been named a Bradley Senior Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Bradley Senior Faculty Fellowship recognizes faculty research excellence. Ravindran will retain the fellowship for a period of five years.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1998, Ravindran is internationally regarded for his research in computer systems software, specifically distributed systems, operating systems, and real-time systems.

He has received 52 funded research projects — 50 of them as the principal investigator — totaling more than $34 million from both government and industry sources. He has authored or co-authored 319 publications to date, including 51 journal publications, 202 conference papers, seven book chapters, and 59 workshops and other publications. These publications have received nine best paper awards or best paper award nominations. He has given 57 invited talks around the world.

He was named an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Scientist in 2014 for contributions to the field of real-time computing. In 2009 and 2010, he was an Office of Naval Research Faculty Fellow at the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. At Virginia Tech, he was recognized with the College of Engineering Dean’s Award of Excellence in Research in 2020.

Ravindran has served on 35 technical committees on various subdisciplines of computer systems including distributed systems, operating systems, and real-time systems. He has been an editorial board member of ACM and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) journals including ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, and IEEE Design and Test.

He has a strong record of advising and mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. During his time at Virginia Tech, he has advised nine research assistant professors, 18 postdoctoral scholars, and 24 Ph.D. and 59 master’s degree students. Among his former Ph.D. students and postdocs, 14 are currently tenured or tenure-track electrical and computer engineering faculty members at universities including Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh University, and the University of Edinburgh.

Ravindran received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kerala, India; a master’s degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology; and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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