UC Santa Barbara Computer Science Professor Divy Agrawal, has received the prestigious honor of being elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for 2016. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. He is one of three UCSB faculty members who are joining the ranks of AAAS distinguished fellows for this year.
“This prestigious honor highlights their pioneering contributions, as recognized by peers in the same fields. We are immensely proud and honored to have them as scientific leaders and colleagues on our campus,” said UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang.
Dr. Agrawal’s “contributions to the design and development of scalable fault-tolerant infrastructures for large scale data and information” were cited by AAAS in its section on information, computing and communication. As a professor of computer science, he focuses his research in the areas of database systems, distributed computing, data warehousing and large-scale information systems. His current interests include scalable data management and data analysis in cloud computing environments, and security and privacy of data in the cloud. Read the full story here.