Prof. Keshav Pingali


Dr. Keshav Pingali is a Professor at Department of Computer Science, University of Texas, Austin. He also holds W.A."Tex" Moncrief Chair of Grid and Distributed Computing, University of Texas at Austin since 2006.


Prof. Pingali did his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1978 and he subsequently earned his Doctorate in Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. His areas of research are in the fields of methodologies and tools for programming multicore processors, with a focus on irregular applications from domains like graphics, social networks, and data mining. He also works on programming languages and compiler technology for program understanding, optimization, and parallelization. His lab works in several areas, ranging from restructuring and optimizing compilers to protocols for fault-tolerant computing systems. Prof. Pingali previously also held the India Chair of Computer Science at Cornell University and also the N. Rama Rao Professorship at IIT Kanpur. Dr. Pingali is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, IEEE, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Prof. Keshav Pingali was conferred with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2013 from IIT Kanpur.

Achievements and Honors

  • Foreign Member, Academia Europaea, 2020.
  • IIT Kanpur Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2013.
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery, 2012.
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2010.
  • Fellow, IEEE , 2010.
  • India Chair of Computer Science, Cornell University, 2003-2006.
  • N. Rama Rao Professor, IIT Kanpur, 2000.
  • Russell Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, 1998.
  • Ip-Lee Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Cornell University, 1997.
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1989-1994.
  • IBM Faculty Development Award, 1986-1988.
  • President's Gold Medal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1978.
  • Lalit Narain Das Gold Medal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1978.
  • National Science Talent Scholar, India, 1973.