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Desh Ranjan

  • Desh Ranjan
  • Professor & Chair
  • Computer Science Department
  • 3303 Engr and Comp Sci Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-7711
  • dranjan@odu.edu
  • Education

    Cornell University, 1992
    Major: Computer Science
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Cornell University, 1990
    Major: Computer Science
    Degree: M.S.
    Indian Institute of Technology, 1987
    Major: Computer Science
    Degree: Bachelor of Technology
  • Research Interests

    Dr. Ranjan is primarily interested in the development of efficient algorithms and bioinformatics tools for solving biologically important problems. The scholar's more general research and teaching interests are in efficient data structure and algorithm design and analysis, computational complexity theory, parallel computation, discrete mathematics, and optimization and approximation
  • Sage Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University
  • 2009: NMSU Millionaire Researcher, New Mexico State University
  • 2008: NMSU Millionaire Researcher, New Mexico State University
  • 2007: University Research Council Distinguished Career Award for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity, New Mexico State University
  • 2006: Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, New Mexico State University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    AE: Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Insitutions
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (Partnership with UTEP, Florida International, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and several other Hispanic serving institutions
    Date: 2009 - 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    Collaborative Research: Learning Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science via Primary Historical Sources
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: 2008 - 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    IGERT: Computational Molecular Biology Group
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (partnership with Iowa State University)
    Date: 2005 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    Designing an effective real-time methodology to evaluate circadian rhythm in cultured breast cell lines
    Sponsoring Organization: NMSU Office of the Vice President for Research
    Date: 2009 - 2009
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    CREST: Center for Research Excellence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: 2004 - 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    Frameworks for the Development of Efficient and Scalable Knowledge-based Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: 2003 - 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    Bioinformatics Analysis for understanding Nitrogen Assimilation in Plants
    Sponsoring Organization: NMSU Office of the Vice President for Research
    Date: 2007 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    Graduate Assistants in Areas of National Need
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Education
    Date: 2003 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    SBIR Phase II: Cheminformatics Teaching Tools for Cheminformatics Virtual Classroom
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: 2006 - 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    CRI: Computing Support for the Next Generation Application-driven Delarative Programming Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: 2005 - 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    Improving Protein Secondary Structure Prediction using 3-dimensional Spatial Constraints of the Protein
    Sponsoring Organization: Los Alamos National Labs
    Date: 2005 - 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    Phylogenetic predictions of the capabilities of novel biothreat agents
    Sponsoring Organization: Los Alamos National Labs
    Date: 2005 - 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    Collaborative Research: The Impact of Rapid Anthropogenic Land Cover Change in the Chaco and Interior Atlantic Forest in Paraguay on Hantavirus Ecology
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Health
    Date: 2004 - 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    Teaching Discrete Mathematics via Original Historical Sources
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: 2003 - 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    Cellular and Molecular Interactions among Genes in Cerebellar Development over Time and Space
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (Supplement to the CREST grant)
    Date: June, 2006 - August, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.
    Small angle x-ray scattering studies of lipi/cholesterol bilayers, aerogel biosensors, and nanocomposite thermites
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (Supplemented by a CREST grant)
    Date: June, 2006 - August, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ranjan, D.