J. (Ram) Ramanujam
J. "Ram" Ramanujam is the Director for the Center for Computation & Technology and holds the John E. and Beatrice L. Ritter Distinguished Professor in the Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received his PhD in computer science from Ohio State University. He joined the LSU faculty in 1990, holding a joint faculty position in 2005 and serving as the Systems Science and Engineering Focus Area lead since 2011. His research interests include compiler optimizations for high-performance computing, computational science, computer architecture, embedded systems, and hardware synthesis and optimization. He received the National Science Foundation's Young Investigator Award in 1994. In addition, he has received the best paper awards at the 2003 International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC 2003) and the 2004 International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2004) for his work with others on compiler optimizations for quantum chemistry computations.