Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4:30pm to 7:00pm
A. D. White House, Guerlac Room
29 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
Rohan Narayana Murty grew up in India and attended Cornell University as an undergraduate. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University. His Ph.D. at Harvard was supported by a Siebel Scholars Fellowship and a Microsoft Research Fellowship. He has been a Computing Innovations Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, he is a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard (on leave 2013–15). Dr. Murty’s research interests span networked systems, embedded computing, and distributed computing systems. His research work has focused on architectures for opportunistic (dynamic) spectrum access in wireless networks. As an author of many published scientific articles and an invited speaker at international conferences, he has explored these ideas through topics such as white spaces networking. In addition to his commitment to the sciences, Dr. Murty has a broad range of interests in the humanities, including philosophy, history, and the Classics. In 2010, he founded the Murty Classical Library of India with a generous gift to Harvard University.
Dr. Murty is the son of Narayana Murthy and Sudha Murty of Bangalore, India. The family has a long history of supporting education and scholarship in India and abroad.