• Dr. S.S. Iyengar is Distinguished University Professor, Ryder Professor of Computer Science and Director of the School of Computing and Information Sciences at FIU. During the last four decades, he has published over 600 research papers, has authored/edited 22 books, and was awarded several patents. Dr Iyengar has supervised over 60 Ph.D. students, 100 Master’s students, and many undergraduates. He has also received various national and international awards including IEEE Test of Time Award (2019), and the most distinguished Ramamoorthy Award (2017). The impact of his research contributions can be seen in companies and National Labs like Raytheon, Telecordia, Motorola, the United States Navy, DARPA, and other US agencies. His research work has been cited extensively. His fundamental work has been transitioned into unique technologies. All through his four-decade long professional career, Dr. Iyengar has devoted and employed mathematical morphology in a unique way for quantitative understanding of computational processes for many applications.

research interests

  • Computational Sensor Networks (Theory and Application); Parallel and Distributed Algorithms and Data Structures;
    Software for Detections of Critical Events; AI and Machine Learning; Cybersecurity;
    Autonomous Air, Surface and Subsurface Systems; Robotics; Distributed Systems; Bioinformatics

selected scholarly works & creative activities

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  • Sundararaj Iyengar