Laxmi N. Bhuyan Endowed Fellowship in Computer Science Fund


Computer Science & Engineering Dept D01003


Graduate Student Support

Fund Purpose: This Fund shall be used at the direction of the chair of the Computer Science and Engineering to provide support for PhD graduate students in the department. The fund may be used as a cash award to an existing student(s) every year based on her/his research productivity.

Eff: 10/31/2021 converted from 6I0109 to true endowment.

Laxmi Narayan Bhuyan is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). He served as the CSE department chair from 2007 to 2014. Prior to joining UCR in January 2001, he was a professor of computer science at Texas A&M
University (1989-2000) and program director of the computer system architecture program at the National Science Foundation (1998-2000). He has also worked as a consultant to Intel and HP Labs.

Professor Bhuyan received his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Wayne State University in 1982. His current research interests are in the areas of network packet processing, multiprocessor architectures, heterogeneous architectures, parallel and distributed processing, and performance evaluation. He has published more than 200 papers in these areas in IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), and many refereed conference proceedings, like HPCA, ICS, MICRO, PACT, DAC, INFOCOM, and ANCS.

He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) from 2006 to 2009. He is a past editor of the IEEE TC, JPDC, and Parallel Computing Journal. His professional activities are too numerous to describe. To mention a few, he was the founding program committee chairman of the HPCA in 1995, program chair of the IPDPS in 1996, general chair of HPCA-9 (2003), and general chair of ICS in 2015. He was elected chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture (TCCA) between1995-1998.

Professor Bhuyan is a fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of the ACM, a fellow of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), and a fellow of the WIF (World Innovation Foundation). He has also been named as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science. He is also a Fulbright Senior Specialist. He has received other awards such as Halliburton Professorship at Texas A&M University, and Senior Fellow of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station. He was also awarded the IEEE CS Outstanding Contribution Award in 1997. He was inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame of the Wayne State University College of Engineering in October 2010. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela in 2011.

In celebration of his remarkable and highly productive career, Professor Bhuyan’s students, colleagues, friends and family are joining together to establish the Laxmi N. Bhuyan Endowed Fellowship in Computer Science in his honor.

Graduate students pursuing a PhD in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Bourns College of Engineering must meet eligibility requirements set by the department including:

- Be a graduate student in good standing at the University of California, Riverside
- Be a current PhD student in the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering

- Recipient shall have demonstrated research productivity

One or more graduate students may receive the fellowship each year. A graduate student may receive the award for one or more years. The recipient(s) shall be selected through a process established by the faculty graduate program committee of Computer Science and Engineering and approved by the department chair.