Graduate students are essential to the UT Computer Science’s mission to lead in the creation of scientific knowledge and practical technologies that are defining the digital revolution of the 21st century. A donation made to Dr. Misra’s graduate fellowship fund promotes the continued growth and academic strengthening of the best and brightest minds in the field of computational systems, while ensuring that graduate students in computer science at UT Austin have access to all of the financial resources they need to pursue their studies.
About Jayedev Misra
Jayadev Misra is a Schlumberger Centennial Chair Emeritus and University Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus in Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science at the Johns Hopkins University in 1972. He worked for IBM from Jan 1973 to Aug 1974 and then joined the University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor of computer science. He has spent his entire research and teaching career at the the University of Texas at Austin, retiring in Aug 2015, except for a year as a visiting professor at Stanford University. Misra’s research focuses on structuring of concurrent and distributed computing with emphasis on programming languages, semantics and application design.
Misra’s research focuses on structuring of concurrent and distributed computing with emphasis on programming languages, semantics and application design.
Misra is a fellow of the ACM and IEEE. He held the Guggenheim fellowship during 1988-1989, and was the Strachey Memorial lecturer at Oxford University in 1996. He received an honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) by the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France, in 2010. He was identified as a highly cited researcher by ISI, Thompson, in 2004. Some of the teaching recognitions he has received include election to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Texas at Austin and the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award of the University of Texas System.