December 6, 2018
By Noah Pflueger-Peters
Professor Premkumar Devanbu was named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is one of 56 fellows being recognized for “outstanding accomplishments in computing and information and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community” this December.
Devanbu was specifically recognized for his contributions to using software data and meta-data to improve software tools and processes. He will formally receive his award at ACM’s annual Awards Banquet on June 15, 2019.
“I deeply appreciate this recognition from my peers,” said Devanbu. “Software engineering is very interdisciplinary and good things come out of collaborations. UC Davis has a very friendly, supportive, collaborative culture and is an ideal place for interdisciplinary work.”
Devanbu credits his success to his long-term collaborators, professors Raissa D’Souza, Vladimir Filkov, Chip Martel and Zhendong Su, as well as his more recent collaborators, including Cindy Rubio-Gonzalez and Zhou Yu in computer science, and Raul Aranovich, John Henderson, Kenji Sagae, and Emily Morgan from the Department of Linguistics.
Devanbu began his career in industry at Bell Labs and then AT&T before joining UC Davis in 1997. He received his bachelor’s at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in India and his Ph.D. at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
ACM is an international organization that brings together computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue and share resources to address the field’s challenges. Elevation to fellowship is an honor given to the organization’s top 1% of members.