Keshav Pingali has been awarded the 2023 Charles Babbage Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society.
Pingali, who has been a professor in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin for 17 years and holds the W.A."Tex" Moncrief Chair in Distributed and Grid Computing, was chosen for his wide-ranging contributions to parallel computing.
"Keshav is a world research leader in parallel and distributed computing, a dedicated educator and mentor to graduate students, and an innovative pioneer in high-performance parallel computing," said Karen Willcox, Director of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences. "We are incredibly fortunate to have him leading the Center for Distributed and Grid Computing here in the Oden Institute."
The Charles Babbage award was established in memory of a mathematician and inventor who is considered by some to be ‘father of the computer’. The honor bearing his name entails a certificate and monetary prize, as well as an invitation to speak at the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium in Florida this May.
In the 34 years since it was founded, recipients of the award have served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and won the Turing Prize.