Biographical Sketch for
Joseph F. JaJa
PhD 1977, MS 1976, Applied Mathematics, Division of Engineering and Applied
Physics, Harvard University.
- Professor, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland,
- Interim VP and CIO, University of Maryland, 2010-2011
- Director, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies,
University of Maryland, 1994-2004
- Interim Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology, 2000-2004.
- Associate Professor, Department of Electrical
Engineering, University of Maryland, 1983-1987.
- Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Computer
Science, Penn State University, 1977-1983.
- An Introduction to Parallel Algorithms, Addison-Wesley, 1992.
- Parallel Algorithms for VLSI Layout, Chapter in Advances
in Distributed and Parallel Processing: Applications, H. Tyrer ed., Ablex Publishing,
- Fundamentals of Parallel Algorithms, Chapter in Parallel
and Distributed Computing Handbook, A. Zomaya ed., McGraw-Hill, 1996.
- Parallel Algorithms, Chapter in Encyclopedia of
Distributed Computing, P. Dasgupta and J.E.
Urban eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.
- Parallel Random Access Machine, PRAM, in Encyclopedia
of Mathematics, M. Hazewinkel, ed., 2000.
- An Introduction to Clustering Techniques, a chapter in Information
Technology - Principles and Applications, T. Acharya and A.K. Ray,
eds., Prentice Hall, 2004.
- Parallel Algorithms for Volumetric Surface
Construction, J. JaJa, Q. Shi, and A. Varshney, a chapter in Parallel
Computing: Models, Algorithms, and Applications, S. Rajasekaran and J.
Reif, eds., Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2008.
- Parallel Random Access Machines, a chapter in
Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing, David Padua (Ed.), to appear
- 2016: Environmental Research
Letters (Impact Factor: 4.134). Best Article for 2016: Linking Toxic
Outliers to Environmental Justice Communities, M. Collins, I. Munoz, and
J. JaJa, Env. Res. Lett.
- 2012: Scientific Visualization
Best Paper Award for 2012: Hierarchical Exploration of Volumes using
Multilevel Segmentation of the Intensity-Gradient Histograms, C. Yiu Ip,
A. Varshney, and J. JaJa.
- 2006: Internet2 Driving
Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Award, given by the Internet2 Consortium for
the project, "Transcontinental Persistent Archives Prototype,"
in collaboration with SDSC and NARA, April 2006.
- 2002: ACM Fellow.
- 1997: 1997 R& D 100 Award
for Participation in the Development of S-Check at NIST, recognized as one
of 100 most technologically significant new products of the year by R&
- 1996: IEEE Fellow Award.
- 1995: Co-authored a paper with
his student that won the Best Paper Award in Image Processing at
- 1992: Maryland Industrial
Partnerships Award of Excellence, 1992.
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
Optimized High-Throughput Strategy for Constructing Inverted Files, Z. Wei
and J. JaJa, IEEE Transactions on
Parallel and Distributed Systems, 23(11), 2033-2044, November, 2012.
Strategies for Mapping Multi-dimensional FFTs onto GPUs, J. Wu and J.
JaJa, accepted to Innovative
Parallel Computing (INPAR) Workshop, San Jose, CA, May
Pharmaceuticals Quantitatively Redistribute F-Actin In Astrocytoma Cells,
S. Lockett, C. Cui, T. Turbyville, P. Gudla, K. Nandy, J. JaJa, K. Reilly,
and J. Beutler, International
Society for Analytical Cytometry (ISAC), Liepzig,
Germany, June 23-27, 2012.
Visualization and Statistical Tools for the Analysis of North America
Butterfly Monitoring Data, L. Ries, J. JaJa, M. Smorul, J. Glassberg, D. Taron, B. Fagan, and J. Sauer, Ecological Society of America (ESA) Conference, 2012.
Pharmaceuticals Quantitatively Redistribute F-Actin in Astrocytoma Cells,
S. Lockett, T. Turbyville, P. Gudla, K. Nandy, C. Cui, J. JaJa, K. Reilly,
and J. Beutler, Functional Imaging
for Regenerative Medicine, Joint NIST/NIH/NSF Workshop, May 31-June 1,
2012, Gaithersburg, MD.
Exploration of Volumes using Multilevel Segmentation of the
Intensity-Gradient Histograms, C. Yiu Ip, A. Varshney, and J. JaJa, Visualization 2012, Oct. 14-19,
Seattle, WA, 2012 (Won the Scientific
Visualization Best Paper Award for 2012).
of Linked List Prefix Computation on Multithreaded GPUs using CUDA, Z. Wei
and J. JaJa, Parallel Processing
Letters, vol 22, No.04, December 2012.
- A Fast
Algorithm for Constructing Inverted Files on Heterogeneous Platforms, Z.
Wei and J. JaJa, Journal for
Parallel and Distributed Computing, 2013.
Performance FFT Based Poisson Solver on a CPU-GPU Heterogeneous Platform,
J. Wu and J. JaJa, Proceedings of
the 2013 IPDPS, Boston, MA., May 20-25, 2013.
Optimized FFT-based Direct Poisson Solver on CUDA GPUs, J. Wu, J. JaJa,
and E. Balaras, IEEE Transactions on
Parallel and Distributed Systems, 25(3), February 2014.
Analysis of F-Actin Redistribution in Astrocytoma Cells Treated with Candidate
Pharmaceuticals, S. Locketts, C. Cui, P. Gudla,
K. Nandy, J. JaJa, K. Eeilly, J. Beutler, and T.
Turbyville, accepted to Cytometry:
FFT Computations on Heterogeneous Platforms with Application to the
Poisson Equation, J. Wu and J. JaJa, Journal
of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 74(8), 2745-2756, August 2014.
- From Maxout to Channel-Out: Encoding Information on Sparse
Pathways, Q. Wang and J. JaJa, Proceedings of the International Conference
on Artificial Neural Networks, Hamburg, Germany, September 15-19, 2014.
Brain Parcellation: A Connectivity-Based Atlas for Schizophrenia Research,
Q. Wang, R. Chen, J. JaJa, L. Hong, and E. Herzkovits,
Neuroinformatics, Oct. 2015, DOI
State Dynamic Functional Network Analysis in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury,
W. Hou, C. Sours, J. JaJa, and R. Gullapalli, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine ISMRN 2015, Toronto, Ontario, May 30-31, 2015.
Computational Update of Agent-Based Computer Models of Vocal Fold
Inflammation and Repair, N. Seekhao, C. Shung, J. JaJa, L. Mongeau, and N.
Y. K. Li, 11th PEVOC, Florence, Italy, August 31- September 4, 2015.
Data-Driven Approach to Extract Connectivity Structures from Diffusion
Tensor Imaging Data, Y. Jin, J. JaJa, R. Chen, and E. Horskovits,
Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2015), Oct 29-Nov 1, 2015, Santa Clara, CA.
Native GPU Performance for Out-of-Card Large Matrix Multiplication, J. Wu
and Joseph JaJa, Parallel Processing
Letters, Volume 26, Number 2, June 2016.
Toxic Outliers to Environmental Justice Communities Across
Broad Landscapes, M. Collins, I. Munoz, and J. JaJa, Environmental Research Letters, 11, 2016. Won the ERL Best Article for 2016 and selected
to feature in the Highlights of
2016 collection of Environmental Research Letters (ERL).
Analysis of Agent-Based Model of Vocal Fold Inflammation and Repair,
Trickey, K, Shung, C., Yuen, S., Seekhao, N., , JaJa, J., Mongeau, L. 2,
Li, N. Y. K, 2016 International Conference on Voice Physiology and
Biomechanics, Vina del Mar, Chile, March 14-17,
Agent-Based Modeling Simulation with in-situ Visualization of Complex
Biological Systems: A Case Study on vocal fold Inflammation and Healing,
N. Seekhao, C. Shung, J. JaJa, L. Mongeau, and N. Li, Proceedings of the HiCOMB 2016 Workshop, May 2016, Chicago.
- A High
Performance Implementation of Spectral Clustering on CPU-GPU Platforms, Y.
Jin and J. JaJa, Proceedings of the Parallel Computing and Optimization
(PCO 2016), May 2016, Chicago.
Functional Network Analysis in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, W. Hou, C.
Sours, J. JaJa, R. Gullapalli, submitted to Brain Research.
Laplacian Eigenmaps for Group ICA Decomposition, C. Liu, J. JaJa, L.
Pessoa, Neuroimage, 169, 363-373, April 2018..
Situ Visualization for 3D Agent-Based Vocal Fold Inflammation and Repair
Simulation, N. Seekaho, J. JaJa, L. Mongeau, and
N. Li-Jessen, accepted to Supercomputing
Frontiers and Innovations.
updated: December 2017