AMHERST, Mass. - Krithivasan Ramamritham, of the computer science department at the University of Massachusetts, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Ramamritham was cited by the IEEE for his contributions to the theory and design of real-time systems. His research interests span the areas of real-time systems, transaction processing in database systems, and real-time database systems. He came to UMass in 1981 after receiving a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.
Ramamritham was a Science and Engineering Research Council (U.K.) visiting fellow at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., and has held visiting positions at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, and at the Indian Institutes of Technology. Ramamritham joins UMass computer science faculty members Jim Kurose, Arnold Rosenberg, and Don Towsley as IEEE Fellows.
He has served on numerous program committees of conferences and workshops, and serves on the editorial boards of many journals. He has co-authored two IEEE tutorial texts on real-time systems, a text on advances in database transaction processing, and a forthcoming text on scheduling in real-time systems.
The IEEE is the largest professional society in the world, with more than 300,000 members worldwide. Fewer than one-tenth of one percent of these members are eligible to be nominated as society Fellows in a given year.