Published On: Tue, Mar 22nd, 2011

Satish K. Tripathi appointed University of Buffalo President

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A Banaras Hindu University alumnus Satish K. Tripathi has become the president of University at Buffalo, the state university of New York. Tripathi is the 15th president of the university, prior to this he was dean of the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside.

Tripathi is an internationally accomplished computer scientist who has been involved in substantial funded research. He has published more than 200 scholarly papers, supervised 25 doctoral students and served on program committees of numerous international conferences.

Tripathi, who will take office as UB’s chief academic officer on July 1,  2011 has been dean of the engineering college and the William R. Johnson, Jr. Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering at UC Riverside since 1997. He also served as acting executive vice chancellor from March 2002 through June 2002.

Prior to joining UC Riverside, he was a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, where his 19 years as a faculty member in the department included being chair from 1988-95.

“The University at Buffalo has tremendous potential. I am most impressed with its comprehensiveness and the educational opportunities provided to students through its more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs,” said Tripathi.

Dr. Tripathi holds a D.Sc. (Honorary), I. I. I. T. Allahabad, India, 2006. He graduated top of his class from Banaras Hindu University in India in 1968. In addition to a doctorate in computer science that he earned from the University of Toronto in 1979, he holds three master’s degrees — one in computer science from the University of Toronto (1976) and two in statistics from the University of Alberta (1974) and Banaras Hindu University (1970).

He has been the guest editor or guest co-editor of several scientific journals and is a founding member of the editorial board of IEEE Pervasive Computing. A member of the editorial board of International Journal of High-Speed Networks, he previously was on the editorial boards of Theoretical Computer Science, IEEE Transactions on Computers, ACM Multimedia Systems and ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking.

Tripathi is a fellow of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a visiting professor at the University of Paris-Sud in France and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany while at the University of Maryland.